Most Helpful Guy
'How do I break up with my boyfriend without hurting him or admitting that I'm still in love with my ex?'... Lol, that's all you needed to say. Him being athletic or romantic or whatever is irrelevant. It's hardly going to change how you break up with someone.
Talk to him, apologize and tell him the truth. If he's a decent guy, he'll respect that. He may be a little hurt, but he'll respect it. It's much better than just continuing on and pretending to care when you don't..
Most Helpful Girl
well first off, don't go back to your ex. Remember you broke up with him for a reason. He hurt you. And chances are, if you take him back, he'll do it again. He'll realize your feelings for him, and use that to take advantage of you. He probably only wants you back because his friend is so happy to be with you. zit the idea of you he wants, not actually you. And to be honest, the fact that you don't want this new nice guy but the old mean guy is astounding. Not to say it's not understandable. Old flames are hard to blow away. But don't fall for him. He will only drag you down. And as for the new guy, if you really can't find it in yourself to be with him, then do the right thing and break it off. Staying with a person you don't like is not only unfair to yourself, but even more too him. Because here he is, defending a girl tha t doesn't even reciprocate his love. But I'm not trying to sound like I'm judging you, it's just to have you see his side. Just come clean and tell him your feelings, you'll feel better, and you'll be able to move on.