Before You Start Dating Vs. After You Break Up

by Catie Keck

There's no more universal experience than falling madly in love with someone, subsequently breaking up, and then slowly developing a mutual hatred for one another. In a comical production from everyone’s preferred list generator, Buzzfeed's "Before You Start Dating Vs. After You Break Up" video satirizes the process, from the sickeningly coy flirtation of new beginnings to the highly hyperbolic “I would rather have someone shoot me in the face than get a drink with you” of the end (we’ve all been there).

We look on like voyeurs of a slow train wreck as we watch two people meet, begin hanging out, and then eventually become enraged by the mere fact of the other person's existence. Flitting between the initial meeting to the post-break up run-in, Buzzfeed leaves no leaf unturned. Relive every stage of your past relationships' growing contempt (and remind yourself of all the reasons you broke up in the first place) in the must-watch video below.