In our brave, new, bewildering world of sexting, snapchat and tinder the love letter seems like a thing of the past, an act as antiquated as handing over a dance card or saving yourself for your wedding night.
We all have to make an effort to save the love letter from extinction so go on, give it a go and tell your lover how you feel using the magic of the written words.
And to give you a nudge in the right direction here are 7 intoxicating words to use in a letter to your lover.
Every happy, loving relationship has a healthy dollop of mizpah in the emotional mix. Mizpah is untroubled by long distance romance, illness, hardship, or even death. Let your lover know that you have mizpah but as it does sound a little bit like a disease make sure you include the definition.
Requited love is the purest, most fulfilling love there is but it doesn’t make much of a story. Who needs drama, though? Let your lover know that your love is pure redamancy and you feel as much for them as they feel for you.
This word can be used for both men and women who are hopelessly in love but can’t tell the object of their desire how they feel. Show how far you’ve come from your days as a torpe to the kind of lover who pens romantic love letters, just because.
Not love at first sight but the potential for love at a later date, I love this expression that describes the premonition of passion.
The origins of this word are vague but the meaning is crystal clear; nothing else matters, your passion is all-consuming and unyielding. You might as well just propose marriage.
The ancient Greeks knew what many people today seem to have forgotten. True beauty is more than skin deep and you should tell the love of your life that they have kalon in spades.
That this word is gender-neutral is even better. Do as Hindi and Urdu speakers do and let the lover in your life know that they are the ‘soul of you’.