Today, men and women court each other by signing up for and sending text messages. Darcy has too much pride to express any of his feelings to Elizabeth Bennet.
Elizabeth faced this conflict without text messaging, television, and the computer to contend with. Darcy had tried expressing his feelings in a text message (and no, I'm not suggesting a modern-day update to this classic). Nowadays, technology is aiding in the demise of many relationships before they even get started.
The Internet utilizes phrases like “lol” for “Laughing Out Loud,” but do they have a phrase for “This is actually a heartfelt message.”?
Plus, how romantic is it to receive a first “I love you” through a text message? If you are sitting around waiting for texts, maybe you should get a new hobby, exercise, something.
I'd much rather send it in the form of broken sentences with ‘U' and ‘2' instead of actual words.” I've known of a broken engagement ending this way, as well as a month-long romance. If someone says “I love you” while intoxicated, it's not necessarily something to take seriously.
How are men and women supposed to know each other's intentions when words are sprawled across a computer screen without any emotional impact?
(If you couldn't tell by the tone of my font, I was being sarcastic). Unless a significant other actually requests one, gift cards are not a romantic gift.
With heart palpitating, I played his voicemail message. To them I reply, "If you're offended by this old-fashioned custom, then don't be shy about whipping out your wallet instead." In truth, it doesn't matter who forks over the cash as long as someone does it⎯fully. Taking someone out, being taken out...a rendezvous like this is sexy. There's a reason horny manakin birds do a moon dance and hippos spray their lovers with wet feces. Be happy you're not one of those female mites who kills her mother and brother while breeding. Then dare yourself to get though them all before coffee stains become visible in the cup. Be Exactly Who You are, Though This Means You'll Get Rejected After a slew of emails, Chris and I agreed to meet in front of a museum.
In Jane Austen's time, everything was a production (after all, they had a lot of time on their hands). Take relish in the little things and savor everything that goes along the way (whether it be the pain, suffering, or glee of it all).
Don't push things too much; let your story unfold on its own.
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