Monday, February 18, 2008

Love emails, anyone? Everyone?


I didn't get around to writing a Valentine's Day post, but today this article culled from my favorites got me thinking about how much Internet communication has certainly changed long-distance relationships.

I've written a longer post about it here, full of indiscreet questions that I'm sure some of you could answer...if you're game...

7 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

My love is not a big e-mailer. He keeps his written declarations of love to cards and the very occasional e-card.

Randal Graves said...

The only old-fashioned, written letters I've composed in probably the last twenty years are letters to my friend in France when she's on vacation and has no access to a computer. Well, internet cafés and the like, but we both like writing letters.

As for love letters, I suppose I could write one now and then to my wife, but I feel poetry works better for that situation.

Betty C. said...

To me, love letters were always a bit useless when I was actually around the person in question. But maybe I just had a lot of long-distance relationships.

And yes, Randal, poetry works fine. It works great. Why don't you write me a poem? Not a love poem, of course...just a poem!

That would be a change from routine.

RennyBA said...

Well, I don't get that much cards since my Valentine from America came over to Norway and lives with me now. You might remember my Love Story?

Randal Graves said...

Oh shit, I have to be creative? I'll see what I can come up with!

I think they could be considered useless if done consistently, simply because of the proximity and how technology has shrunk the world. I will say that now and then they're fine. I prefer poetry simply because I'd end up rambling which would kind of kill the original point of the letter. Maybe we get more jaded as our marriages gain in years.

Betty C. said...

I think that would be more than "maybe," Randal.

Tinsie said...

I wrote lots of love letters to hubby when we were in an on-off stage at the start of our relationship, and he wrote a few back. I've never dared look at them since then - I don't think I could face the embarrassment. MSN is the way to go, that's what I say!