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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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PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:34 pm

Leggs I pretty much love fresh fruit period, except oranges not sure why just don’t care for them

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 11th, 2011
3:35 pm

Raqi – nope, no type of livers at all…tried it and just doesn’t float my boat.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:36 pm

Sexy C, the same thing happened to me, I bought a foreclosure and because the bank was so slow in sending the paperwork back to my bank I missed out on a chance at 4% interest rate

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:37 pm

not the bank HUD i meant

SexyCool

February 11th, 2011
3:38 pm

I know, right. And the announcement today about the plan to begin limiting government guarantee of housing loans is not helping. Sheesh!!!

Raqi V

February 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

SexyCool, Do you have to have a working contract to lock in a rate? Can it not be done at pre-qualification?

I don’t know how that works for someone shopping the market. I bought this house while renting it so I was able to lock-in a fairly decent rate while the paperwork got in order.

SexyCool

February 11th, 2011
3:41 pm

I just sent my guy an email about locking in.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:45 pm

Oranges, I don’ think I know of anyone who doesn’t eat oranges…that’s funny.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:47 pm

Leggs i do like the mandarin oranges preferably Dole brand, but it think because they taste like tangerines

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
3:51 pm

Mandarin oranges in a fruit bowl or even a jar by Dole….YUCK!

Willie Dynamite

February 11th, 2011
3:54 pm

Afternoon All,

Easing in the side door peeking in. Friday afternoon I know yall not talking about love letters. Is the Bar open? Shole could use sumthin strong right about now.

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
3:54 pm

Leggs, that’s the only “canned” fruit i will eat, I can’t stand the sliminess of canned fruit it makes me gag

PrincessNik

February 11th, 2011
4:00 pm

I’m out everyone! I’ll let you know how dinner went

SexyCool

February 11th, 2011
4:01 pm

I’m out.
Dueces…

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
4:05 pm

What you havin Willie D I’m bout to be out, so you might just have to let yaself in the bar bruh.

Beautiful

February 11th, 2011
4:25 pm

the up and coming Teedra Moses did it again! search *i adore you* on youtube.com. i promise it won’t disappoint. :) love y’all!

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 11th, 2011
4:27 pm

What’s crackalackin in here today? Not much I see.

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
4:30 pm

soo somebody explain the Free Me-Lo thing, is he in lockup somewhere?

Wise Diva

February 11th, 2011
4:31 pm

oh is he a rapper?

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 11th, 2011
4:33 pm

He’s been banned…he can’t get in….mabye it wasn’t you. Maybe it really was his job that shut him donw. Guess all those bad word and freaky innuendos but him lock out. He can probably ONLY do work now…

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 11th, 2011
4:35 pm

“got him locked out” is what I meant. I can see him now…breathing on the blog window and wishing he could come in and play.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
4:43 pm

How come there isn’t any shading around your name WD???? Are you an imposter????

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 11th, 2011
5:02 pm

I will eat canned pineapples, that’s about it!