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Are love letters extinct?

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?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

Have love letters gone out of style?

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Blackfoote

February 11th, 2011
11:46 am

It happens I walked in on a co-worker giving oral to one of our managers. I played like I didn’t see them and went back to my car so they could get ready for work day. They were outed by another co-worker who saw the same thing. Guy was with co 33 years gone.

BlackMagicWoman

February 11th, 2011
11:46 am

So a does a poem like this count:

Roses are red.
And I am blue.
You can drop dead…
‘Cause I hate you!!!!!

Signed,
The Anti-Cupid

:lol:

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
11:46 am

Raqi

:shock:

you give such vivid descriptions LOL

seepage…………*smdh* :lol:

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
11:47 am

Hush ARed! :lol: I thought I was sending out a valid PSA!!!! Daggonit.

Sweet Pea

February 11th, 2011
11:48 am

@Dreams~10:53am….A great suggestion!! Very creative I say :)

Although, penning a poem or an expressive thought is more creative I have grown very fond of cards received from my mom. It’s her way of expressing her love for me. She has never been the type of mom to verbally express it but her love through many cards suffices…it means a lot!

Do you find there’s a huge difference in e-cards as opposed to receiving a card in the mail??

Yes, a card in the mail feels more personable….IMO

@Slim~~ regular is OVER $3…i drive 100miles a day and that just ain’t where it’s at

I am already improvising an alternative for me!!!

My plan….GRTA>>>MARTA>>>>walking 10 mins. to the job as spending over $300 already in gas and the thought of spending more is a NO GO for me!! I need that money in the bank and not in the tank!

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
11:49 am

Kimmie, yes I saw AT both of them. LOL Between “Lizzy sit down” “Lizzy stop” I was able to see enough to know what happened.

Before I do a spoiler is there anyone here that does not want to know what happened on PP yet?

AmazonRed™

February 11th, 2011
11:50 am

Blackfoote – *smh* I sure hope that “head” was worth it. It’s a recession people! Jobs are not easy to get!

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
11:50 am

@Mrs. Tazzee ~ girl. you have me cracking up over here. Yes, it was me.

@ARed ~ received many thank you texts, but one called me and said, “that aint gonna happen overnight like that.” :lol:

AmazonRed™

February 11th, 2011
11:50 am

AmazonRed™

February 11th, 2011
11:51 am

Hush ARed! I thought I was sending out a valid PSA!!!! Daggonit.

:lol: Well just be glad I pay for unlimited text messages. I clearly hope you do. :lol:

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
11:52 am

LOL PrincessNik. Is there anything we will not talk about on this blog? I am smh at myself.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
11:53 am

PP is the bomb. I’m presently just “tolerating” Grey’s. I did enjoy the line about her being “his midlife crisis.” Sorry, can’t remember anybody’s name on the show this morning!!!!

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
11:54 am

Jobs are not easy to get!

AmazonR, you are right. Even in this recession the cost of a hotel room is waaaay much cheaper than a year worth of pay.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
11:55 am

Making a mixed cd of the songs that characterize a timeline of your relationship is good too. I did that some years ago when folks used TAPES. lol When you played it back, you could hear where I stopped taping one song to go on to the next. lol

SexyCool

February 11th, 2011
11:58 am

Tazzarina….Hey you!!!!

Was just talking about you the other day. I’m hoping to hear something positive today on the offer that I have in on yet another house. However, my backup plan is to next try for something in your old neighborhood. Unfortunately for some of those homeowners, there are now a few REO’s at amazing prices in that development.

Blackfoote

February 11th, 2011
12:02 pm

ARed:

It damn sho wasn’t worth losing your job over. Shoot they were good financially they could have gotten a hotel room but like Kimmie mentioned you don’t look guilty if you’re coming home after work from getting laid.

AmazonRed™

February 11th, 2011
12:03 pm

Um….you don’t get any credit for calling someone when you know they are at work or otherwise unavailable. :?

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
12:06 pm

Thanks for your concern, ARed. :lol: I pay for unlimited!

BlackMagicWoman

February 11th, 2011
12:10 pm

SLIM…I remember making CDs too girl. I used to send my ex CDs that I made all the time when he was away at college. Then I got creative with the CD cover designs and all. In fact I just did all that again for my cousin’s wedding a few months ago.

Now if I had a boo…I’d make a playlist and email it to him! :lol:

AmazonRed™

February 11th, 2011
12:18 pm

Making a mixed cd of the songs that characterize a timeline of your relationship is good too. I did that some years ago when folks used TAPES. lol

The HS sweetheart made me a mixed tape too. Dang…he was a pretty good dude. :lol:

I remember my first valentine’s day in ATL, I didn’t have any plans and the guy I was seeing called and asked it he could stop by and bring me something for V-Day. He came with a CD he liked and thought I would enjoy too: Vikter Duplaix. It was very sweet and I hadn’t gotten him a thing.. didn’t think we were “there” yet. Then we went to eat. Very unexpected but sweet!

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
12:46 pm

Sometimes the unexpected is what you remember the most. Last year, I didn’t think he and I were ‘there yet’…so it was a welcome surprise when I got flowers sent to my job from him. I let 2 of the roses dry up to save as keepsakes ;-)

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:01 pm

Alright who pooted Slim and ran everyone away? I was expecting to log on and have a whole page to catch up on.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
1:07 pm

Raqi

I think everyone went to lunch, at least i did :)

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:10 pm

Well I guess it’s just….

♫♪ Me and my shadow,
Strolling down the avenue,
Me and my shadow,
Not a soul to tell our troubles to . . .

Just me and my shadow,
All alone and feelin’ blue . . ♫♪

The just finished yelling at his accountant for 30 minutes downstairs. Now he and the little lady are gone to his office to pay his employees. I am left all. a.lone. LOL

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:11 pm

Oh hey PrincessNik I didn’t see you.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

I know I’m wearing all black, but don’t act you don’t see me!

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
1:20 pm

I am left all. a.lone.

sometimes that is a really good feeling, i can sit there and “listen” to the silence, no TV, no Radio, nobody calling my name………………. just me and a good book or magazine

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:20 pm

Oh that’s you Leggs. I thought that was my shadow. I wondered why it looked much shorter and thinner than me and wouldn’t move when I got up to go the bathroom. LOL

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Blackfoote

February 11th, 2011
1:21 pm

Damn what happened to the fellas I feel like I’m on fantasy island with the Amazons I’m not complaining though.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
1:22 pm

Raqi – It wasn’t me this time…I dipped out for lunch and now me needs a nappy nap.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
1:24 pm

Cute, Raqi V!

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:25 pm

sometimes that is a really good feeling

Princess, Yeah it used to be when I was running here and there all the time my boys and their friends were all up in here making noise. I needed the break. But since I have confined I am sitting by myself a lot. When the hub is downstairs or leaves the house for something he takes the little lady with him therefore leaving me alone.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
1:28 pm

Honestly, when I saw the topic, I didn’t think we’d have much of a male following today. Maybe it takes a lot for a dude to admit to writing ‘love letters’ ? (Well everyone but Purp of course)

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:33 pm

Slim, I think hearing the men say they do write or have written letters would have been nice. Letter writing is such a “girl” thing receiving a letter like Mrs. Tazzee stated is extra special coming from your guy.

The hub used to sing to and for me a lot. Not so much now. He sings to the little lady though. She likes to do her little jig while he sings. I am actually not real saddened by him not singing as much for me as he once did because when it does it is very special.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
1:39 pm

Raqi that reminds me, in addition to sending little love notes, text messages or ecards, I also like to utilize the Voice Notes feature on my phone. For my SO’s birthday, he was out of town. So I went in the bathroom (for the acoustics of course lol) recorded myself singing happy birthday and sent it to him exactly at midnight, the eve of his birthday. I’m not necessarily a SANGER but I can carry a decent tune and I think he appreciated that…..not to mention I left his house in Birthday Havoc while he was gone. Blew up lots of balloons and had them spread all over the floor, put up a birthday banner, a birthday centerpiece, and birthday graffiti everywhere :lol: So when he’d walk in the house back from his trip, that’s what he would come home to. :-p

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:45 pm

Things that make you “hmm”:

If you buy and mattress and remove the tag how would the manufacturers ever find out?

If I took a job as a dildo tester would that be considered cheating?

I am left or right eyed?

If the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second what’s the speed of dark?

Are you telling the truth when you lie in bed?

Why are a wise-man and a wise-guy opposites?

Why are dead people buried wearing underwear?

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:50 pm

That was very nice of you Slim. Very nice.

I am not a SANGER either but the hub says I am the only woman that has ever honored his wishes and sang a tune for him. Maybe that’s what made him choose me to be wifey. LOL

When we first got married we used to have a ball in the shower playfully singing popular duets and jingles.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
1:56 pm

‘When we first got married we used to have a ball in the shower playfully singing popular duets and jingles’

Oh yeah! I’ve done that, acting like we had our own reality show and would act a fool.

Random: I’m totally craving some good and sweet to eat.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:56 pm

I would like to say imma take my ball and go home since yall don’t wanna play with me but I am at home. What is it? Is it this thing growing out of my belly?

My humor sucks. LOL

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
1:59 pm

Slim, the hub is on his way back and called to ask if I wanted some ice cream. He is stopping at Brusters for lil ole me. LOL

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
2:01 pm

Raqi – Some of your hmm’s made me think about a chick on my fb page who always posts some crazy things. Here are a few:

One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others.

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies.

I’m not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on.

I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated and jumped up and down for about an hour. But by the time I got my leotard on, the class was over

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
2:04 pm

Speaking of singing,

Not a huge Niki Minaj fan but for the past couple weeks I’m always walking around the house singing “i wish that i could have this moment for life” SO looks at me, smiles and says you can :oops:

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
2:05 pm

More…

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them

Life is like a nose, you have to get out what’s inside of it.

The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.

Don’t follow in my footsteps because I run into a lot of walls

Gorillas have big nostrils because they have big fingers.

Love is in the air, too bad I cannot fly.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me

I wish mosquitos would suck fat instead of blood

This morning I looked down at my unmade bed and decided that it was art in another medium, and I should not destroy it.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
2:09 pm

Raqi – Me love me some Brusters….tell him to pick me up a skrawberrry sundae with walnuts ;-)

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
2:13 pm

PN – my coworker said whenever she gets married, she wants them to play that song. lol

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:13 pm

I tell ya, you are definitely in a fix when one of the highlights of your day is going to the bathroom. LOL

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:14 pm

Slim, those are hilarious.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
2:16 pm

Before I forget, Happy Birthday to ImfamousDK.

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
2:16 pm

Leggs, be honest who’s holding the pot and what’s the going bet on how long imma sit here and posts comments pretty much by myself. You are the go to person so I know you know?

Thanks, Slim and Princess for your luv and support. LOL