I may not agree with whether or not Dan had friends in school (as I have no idea whether or not that is true), but I think EGS has always had a problem with dialogue. Sure it's not easy to write seemingly-realistic dialogue, but it's always been a particularly notable weakness of Dan's over the course of EGS. Not overwhelmingly so, but still very much present.
Friday's comic is a example, in the later half. No one ever talks like that in real life. It's just painfully forced, in order to get the prerequisite joke into the comic. Not Dan's worse dialogue, sure. But still.
And before anyone disagrees with me too strongly, remember Dan himself has said multiple times (including recently) he has terrible trouble writing dialogue that doesn't sound like that of a robot. It's a recognised flaw on his part. It's might in part related to his also self-admitted similar-ness to Data (from ST:TNG). Read into that what you will.
... the only publicly accepted form of sexism in our culture.
Lawl. That was funnier than today's comic, good job.
Anyway, I can't say I'm surprised. This is pretty much how I expected the break up going, perhaps even better. I suppose it's good that they were both being notably mature about this whole thing, but then again, it doesn't make the most riveting reading.
I'm at least happy though that the people who thought Sarah would completely freak out are wrong. I wouldn't want to see her thrown under the bus for Elliot's sake.