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National Text Your Ex Day - October 30
Mon, Oct 30, 2023

National Text Your Ex Day

National Text Your Ex Day is celebrated annually on October 30th in the United States, and is certainly an unusual holiday as not everyone maintains warm relations with former partners. If you are ready to try something new, plunge into nostalgia, then join in the celebration of National Text Your Ex Day!

History

On National Text Your Ex Day, you must decide for yourself if you will write or not. Sometimes curiosity gets the better of us, and it can be interesting to find out what our first (or not) love is up to now, how they are living and what they are doing. Not everyone can overcome the barrier and write a simple message such as “how are you?”. We suggest taking a look back through old texts and messages, and remembering all the good things that were in the relationship, rather than holding onto any negative feelings – it can be a form of therapy.

Short Message Service (SMS) was first used in 1992 on December 3rd. The world’s first message was sent by Neil Papworth, a test engineer, to a friend’s phone, and was simply “Merry Christmas!”. The technology became popular in 2007.

Interesting facts

  • During an interview, Matt Damon told the host that he was single, so his girlfriend found out about their breakup through the media.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, after 25 years of marriage, informed his wife that he had an illegitimate child, leading to their divorce.
  • Hugs are known to be a natural analgesic.
  • It is believed that someone in love has a more developed imagination.
  • In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish girl, and saved her life multiple times.
  • 23% of couples meet online.

How to take part

Get rid of any guilt that you may feel regarding a past breakup – talk to your ex and tell them how much they meant to you. Don’t be hard on yourself – everything happens in life! Gather a group of friends together and write to your former partners at the same time: the support will show that it is not a scary thing to do!

When is National Text Your Ex Day celebrated in 2023?

National Text Your Ex Day is observed on October 30 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 30 2023
Wednesday October 30 2024
Thursday October 30 2025
Friday October 30 2026