How to Write a Love Letter, be it the old fashion way or via email

Everyone seems to use text messages and emails to communicate to each other these days. So there’s something about a good, old-fashioned love letter—especially a handwritten one—that makes it a rare and special treat.

Love letters are keepsakes that can be held, reread and cherished. They are the perfect gift for someone you love. Writing a love letter is not hard but it takes some time and contemplation to express your true feelings.

Preparing to Write Your Letter
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The A-Z of Dating – P is for photo and profile

First impressions last, or so the old adage goes, and that means that getting your photo and your profile just right is very important when it comes to online dating. Judging from the feedback we’ve received from members, it seems the most successful approach for both photo and profile is to present yourself in a […]
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The A-Z of Dating – M is for marriage

Marriage might not be what we all want out of life, but here are some happy-ever-after stories from SA Match who did take that trip up the aisle: “We’re completely smitten! I’ve found my soulmate. Buy a hat because I’ve never been so sure that I’ve found ‘The One’! Thank you.” “I just want you […]
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Christmas Dating: A survival guide for singles

The holidays are around the corner and if you’re single or just recovering from a breakup, you might need some extra strength to get over this tough time for singles. Being single at Christmas can be a real battle: you see couples happily holding hands everywhere, family gatherings where questions about your romantic life become […]
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The A-Z of Dating – H is for History

H is for History – a potted history of personal ads Online dating may be a modern phenomenon, but advertising for love goes back centuries. The first classified ads were published within just a few years of the earliest newspapers. This example from the 18th century is typical of the early ‘lonely hearts’ advert: Gentleman […]
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The A-Z of Dating – G is for Generosity

We’re not necessarily talking about money here, but rather, generosity of spirit – the ability to give intangible things such as time, positive thoughts and the benefit of the doubt. That includes understanding if someone is nervous on a first date or not writing them off straight away just because they have a soup stain […]
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The A-Z of Dating – F is for First Date Fashion

You’ve exchanged dozens of emails, perhaps texts and even phone calls, but suddenly reality bites: it’s all very well preparing your best conversational openers and show-stopping anecdotes, but what on earthwill you wear? The key is, of course, to stay cool. But cool doesn’t necessarily mean adopting the latest hipster trends or slavishly following the […]
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The A-Z of Dating – E is for Expectations

By signing up to an online dating site, you’re acknowledging the possibility that you may never meet the ‘The One’ across a crowded Tube carriage, on the bus or at the supermarket checkout. But online dating isn’t a question of giving up on romance altogether; it’s just a modern way of casting your net a […]
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The A-Z of Dating – D is for dos

There are lots of things that you can do to stay safe when you’re online dating, and we’ll be covering them at a later stage in this A to Z. But here are a few other ‘dos’ that we think might be useful to those starting out on their online dating journey: DO get to […]
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