Courtship and expressing love have changed through generations; through the years. With technology and modern innovations nowadays, there are faster and more alternative ways to profess your love for someone; with the most common through social media.
High-tech gadgets provide faster communication compared to dial-up telephones and snail mails that could take tremendous effort and time to wait.
Pauline Redondo shared on her Twitter account her appreciation for handwritten letters sent by her boyfriend.
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She shares that her boyfriend writes her letters often.
“Madalas out of nowhere lang, he will text me na lumabas ako ng bahay then he’ll give me chocolates, burgers, or books with letters. Nung nanliligaw pa lang siya, mahilig na siya magsend ng long text messages for me to wake up to. He is very sweet. Kaya nung naging kami, he became very consistent in giving letters, actually ganun din naman ako sa kanya pero mas madalas yung siya nagbibigay.”
(Rough translation: Most of the time, out of nowhere, he will text me to go outside of the house then he’ll give me chocolates, burgers, or books with letters. When he was still courting me, he was fond of sending long text messages for me to wake up to. He is very sweet. When we became official, he became very consistent in giving letters, actually, I do the same for him but he [gives it] more often than I do.)
With letter writing (“snail mail”) as an “old school type of courtship, Redondo believes that this is something that should carry on in today’s time, despite the faster accessibility of digital items like gadgets and social media.
“The thought of having someone of doing that much effort, taking the time to write; while he’s writing all those words, he’s thinking of you the whole time, the feeling’s different. Letters are still better because you know your boyfriend/girlfriend took time and patience to create it for you. Plus, it is something you can keep close to you when you’re apart, getting the same feeling every time you reread it.
(Letters, compared to Instant Messaging), is much more personal. A handwritten letter is like giving a small piece of you.
And when I receive a letter from Ace; I always feel like he gives me a special gift. I appreciate that he took time to sit there and write to me rather than call or send a quick text. Social media and technology are slowly killing our generation’s idea of love. If you love someone, write them a love letter. Use paper, use ink, but most importantly, use your words and your feelings and your emotion and your love.”
Redondo and her partner Ace are happily together and recently just celebrated their 3rd anniversary as a couple last September 8.
“When I receive a letter from Ace; I always feel like he gives me a special gift. I appreciate that he took time to sit there and write to me rather than call or send a quick text.”
Don’t they look cute together? Stay strong, you guys!
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