Saturday, May 14, 2005

Romance, the revolution

It seems obvious that serenades, perfumed letters and flowers are an outdated way to spice up relations or pick-up somebody in the 21st century. But don't despair - love has survived and is now alive and kicking in the digital age - welcome to the age of Romance by SMS!

According to the study published by Tesco Mobile, text messages are the favourite way to send love in Britain. The advantages of texting are so obvious in the GB that 40% of the English admit a "no" is much easier to take when coming along in 160 characters.

And just about everywhere we find people that take things too far - texting is no exception, as a couple questioned by Tesco Mobile admit to sending or receiving marriage proposals by SMS.

The reasons why love SMS is so popular are obvious - the messages are close to the user, they can be read at any time and you can always show others proof of your loved one's affection.

Although you have millions of SMS sent daily, it's funny how some people spend hours in front of a blank screen trying to figure out something nice to type.

1 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Farheen said...

Funnily enough, most of my phone bills in my first days of SMS (1994) were on sending romantic messages by SMS.

There's a fun elelement to it and you don't have to go the shops or go out of your way to do it.

 

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