Couples prefer tweeting love messages rather than putting pen to paper
Love letters, which are the most timeless way of expressing love, are facing extinction because couples have given up committing their deepest feeling to paper, a new study has found.
According to a new research, just six percent of women and four percent of men still currently write love letters.
Instead, couples are turning to more modern methods and choosing to text, email or send sweet nothings on Twitter.
In the survey, 96 percent of women and 92 percent of men admitted sending romantic emails to a loved one.
A further 97 percent of women and 89 percent of men polled also expressed their love through texts.
The figure was lower for tweets - 43 percent of women and 39 percent of men - but that is because not everyone is on Twitter.
Tweets are also visible to everyone on Twitter, whereas emails and texts are much more private.
Dating site SeekingArrangement.com, which carried out the survey, found that just one man in 25 still writes love letters while the figure was slightly higher for women.
The poll revealed that couples have largely abandoned putting pen to paper in favour of shorter digital messages which aren't cherished over many years in the same way as letters.
Couples do keep particularly poignant emails and tweets but many don't bother to save them or just let them delete automatically.
"What this survey shows is that we are just as romantic as we have ever been - we are just showing it in a different way," the Daily Mail quoted SeekingArrangement founder Brandon Wade as saying.
"There is nothing wrong with that: texts or emails are much more immediate and can be just as heartfelt. Who wants to wait two days for the postman?" Wade added.