Do you remember the last time you received a love letter or poem? No? Me either! I recall when my boyfriend poured his heart out in a love letter and wrote poems about me…on paper. He didn’t tweet me, he didn’t send it on Facebook, and he definitely didn’t put it in a text.
How much romance can you inject into 140 characters, using emoticons, or those oh so annoying abbreviations ? The worst part is that a lot of people probably wouldn’t even know how to write a love letter these days, it’s like a lost art!
AJC’s Jill Vejnoska writes about the decline of the love letter in the digital age that will also appear in this week’s Sunday Paper.
My friends, if you do nothing else on Valentine’s day, you should suspend your normal “electronic” wooing habits and write a love letter. Seriously. It could be a throwback move that invokes feelings of nostalgia. You are pretty much guaranteed bonus points for making the effort.
It takes courage to put your emotions in a “four-paged letter” (remember that Aaliyah song?!) and that is why it is so endearing and heartwarming. Ah, the things we do for love, right? Are we too chicken to be that courageous again?
Have you ever put pen to paper in an effort to express your love for someone? Have you ever received a love letter?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog