VALENTINE'S: Over Half Of West Yorkshire Never Received A Love Letter

Is the art of writing love letters a dying trend.

In today’s world, even ‘meaningful’ messages are sent digitally: A cheeky WhatsApp; a flirty tweet; or even a subtle ‘like’ on Facebook.

While writing a letter may have been the traditional way to show your loved one how much you care in years gone by, could the art of writing love letters be a dying trend?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, new research reveals that over half (53%) of the country has never sent or received a love letter, but more than a third (36%) say they want to.

It used to be one of only two forms of communication, face-to-face or pen to paper.

Now, romance is somewhat lost in the world of virtual signals. Research findings show that 43% said the main reasons they are reluctant to send their love inside an envelope is down to the fear of being laughed at. 16% said they didn’t know how to structure a letter and 5 % admitted to being embarrassed about handwriting or stationery.

Asides from telling them in person, writing a love letter is cited as by far the best way for softening the heart of the person you fancy, while sending emojis and messages on WhatsApp or Facebook are seen as the least effective.

Surprisingly, those aged 18-24 show the biggest desire to send a love letter. It also seems women are statistically less comfortable expressing their feelings on paper (around 5% less than their male counterparts).

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