Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

The first Sunday in February is always celebrated as National Dump Your Significant Jerk Day. At least, it has been observed as that holiday for the past few years. As the name of this day suggests, it’s a holiday that encourages people to dump their toxic partners.

Anyone who has had any significant experience with dating understands what it’s like to be in a relationship with someone who is just a complete jerk. When that happens, all the fun is sucked out of life, and every day feels like a chore.

That’s why all these people who feel like they’re in such relationships should take the opportunity to let their partner go and find someone who will appreciate them.

The History of National Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

It’s currently unknown when this holiday was created, but we can probably guess that it was created by someone who was fed up with his or her partner. Life is too short, and no one should waste time on someone who is going to be a toxic jerk.

What we do know about this holiday is that it has been around for at least a few years now, and a lot of people are taking the opportunity to dump the jerks in their lives in time for Valentine’s Day.

Some Things to Know About Jerks

Okay, we’re not psychologists, nor do we play them on television, so the following information is anecdotal and is based entirely on our own experiences. In other words, take it with a grain of salt. With that said, below are some of the things that we have noticed about the jerks in our lives. Let’s go over these facts together.

  • Most jerks are not very self-reflective and will make no effort to improve themselves.
  • Most jerks won’t ever accept that they’re wrong, even when it’s obvious they are wrong.
  • Most jerks don’t value a person’s time, effort, or contribution to the relationship.
  • Most jerks are “smart alecks.” In other words, they act like they know everything.

Observing National Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

What can people do on this day? Well, they can take the time to break up with their significant jerk, pack up their stuff if they’re living with them, and head out the door to a better life.

Adding a note that basically says “Adios, Jerk” is also a nice touch. Of course, it’s not as personal as a handwritten note, but people who want to break up online can do so with the hashtag #DumpYourSignificantJerkDay. It’s not very subtle, but hey, it works!

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
February 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
February 5 Sunday
Relationships & Family