Do young men and women write love letters today?During our student days, my friends (including myself) used to write love letters frequently. The love letters used to be lengthy, were written in ornamental language and contained many poems and quotes, apparently to impress the girls to whom such letters were addressed.
I also made several attempts to write love letters during my youth, both in Bengali and in English. (I tried to write love-letters in Hindi also, but failed miserably.) This activity used to take lots of time and effort. Many books had to be consulted for finding suitable quotes. Despite so much effort, such letters were very rarely acknowledged by the recipients! This was true not only for me, but also for my friends.
In the present age of email, Whatsapp, Facebook and mobile phones, the practice of writing love letters has become obsolete. I feel that only because of this reason, young men and women of the present generation can't express their feeling clearly. Short, cryptic messages can't express the romance being developed between two young hearts!
Can't we start a movement for revival of sweet, romantic love letters?