This old-fashioned expression is making a COMEBACK.
Sending a cute heart, kissy face, or smiley face emoji doesn’t make the recipient of these images feel loved. Go figure.
In this age of technology and lack of face-to-face conversations, you may not be aware that your partner isn’t feeling loved by your text messages. Instead sending an emoji, or instead of saying, “I love you,” what’s the sure-fire way to make your beau feel extra special and loved?
Writing a good old-fashioned love letter.
Women’s Health Magazine discussed a study in Computers in Human Behavior, which found “sending a romantic e-mail makes you feel more lovey-dovey than leaving a voicemail.”
The study recruited 72 college students to write and send out love letters in the form of an e-mail. The researchers of the study found that “those who sent romantic e-mails also used stronger and more thoughtful language than those who left voicemails.”
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So, what’s the effect of this?
By taking the time to write down a personal love letter or email, you’re more concerned about making sure your emotions are conveyed exactly how you’re feeling them.
“Why?” Women’s Health Magazine asks. Well, because “we add more positivity to our messages to compensate for the inability to show a vocal tone via e-mail.”
By taking the time to say exactly what you feel, the message “may increase arousal,” researchers found. Your significant other will appreciate the extra mile you’d go to make them feel like your one and only.
It’s also worth discussing that the “emotional impact was the same, regardless of gender,” so there’s no excuse for anyone to not try writing a love letter. If you aren’t a poet, you can always try Mad Libs to help get the creative juices flowing.