Have you seen The Intern movie?
There, Robert De Niro plays a senior intern (yep, that’s a thing) in an Ecommerce company where most of the employees are young people doing the business the Millennial way.
One of De Niro’s colleagues, Jason (played by Adam DeVine) needs to apologize to Becky (Christian Scherer) for sleeping with her roommate when they were dating. He asks Ben (De Niro) for an apology advice because he feels terrible about what he’s done and says that he tried apologizing but she showed no interest at all.
Knowing the habits of the young people working him, De Niro replies by asking whether Jason was apologizing by using Twitter. The answer given by Jason will blow your mind.
“I, like, texted her a billion times. She didn’t answer, so then I e-mailed her. But it was, like, a nice e-mail. It was a long one, well-thought-out. Subject line I wrote, llllm Sorrylll with like a ton of “O’s.” So it was like, “I’m sorry,” with a sad emoticon where he’s crying at the side of his little cheek.”
While the purpose of this article is to give you tips on writing a romantic letter for your girlfriend, this answer perfectly demonstrates that people prefer to use electronic means of communication even if an actual conversation or a hand-written letter is the best way to go (in fact, there’s even scientific evidence that Millennials prefer to use email for love letters).
Can you imagine how happy your girlfriend will be when she receives a hand-written love letter from you instead of a tweet or an email? If you think that she’ll appreciate this rare sign of romance in the digital age, let’s make it happen!
And we’re going to do that the right way.
Tip #1: Have a Clear Reason
Having a special reason to write your romantic love letter will give you a direction plus it’ll explain to her why you wrote it. It’s completely and totally okay if you describe your reason in just a few words but feel free to make it a paragraph or two if you feel like you should.
Let’s say that you’d like to write a letter to let your girlfriend know that you’re very thankful to have her in your life. Here’s a good way to kick-start your letter:
“You know that I’m not so good at sharing how I really feel sometimes, but I want you to know that I am so thankful to have you in my life. I will be forever grateful for your presence because I wouldn’t be who I am without you.”
Starting your letter with a clear purpose will give you some ideas for the body of the letter; moreover, it’ll have a clear focus, which will help you to avoid making your letter sound like a selection of random ideas.
Tip #2: Include Reasons Why You Fell In Love or What She Brings to Your Life
Some great ideas for the body of the letter are the following:
- Describing the reasons why you fell in love
- Letting her know what she brings to your life.
Let’s begin with the first idea.
There could be many reasons why you fell in love. Here are some tips for you to define the most important reason:
- Recall the moment when you first realized that you wanted to be together forever
- Let her know how sad and unhappy you are when you’re apart
- Explain how complete and amazing she makes you feel when she’s around
- Tell her about her qualities that make her unique and awesome
- Describe some great moments you’ve shared.
Remember, your purpose here is to make your girlfriend fell in love with you more, so your writing needs to be, authentic, sincere, and respectful. Also, this means that you shouldn’t be too casual or light-hearted because the letter will just make your girlfriend laugh, and laughter isn’t the response you’re looking for.
This is one of the most special letters that you’ve ever had to write in your life, right? So, make it sound like it.
This may take some practice, so don’t be discouraged if you think that your initial draft isn’t perfect. Read it a couple of times and, put it away for a day, and later revise where needed before you send it to your significant one.
Now, let’s move on to the second idea.
Think about what your girlfriend brings to your life. How does she make your daily existence easier and better? For example, you could say that she brings out the best features in you and motivates you to be a better person. Or, maybe your partner helped you to turn some of your dreams into a reality?
Brainstorm for at least several ideas and choose the best ones to include.
Tip #3: Close the Letter
If you feel like you wrote everything you wanted, it’s time for the conclusion. Make it positive by affirming your commitment to your relationship and saying that you can’t wait to spend your life with your girlfriend.
Now, let’s give you more tips on writing.
Tip #4: Pay Attention to Grammar and Other Popular Writing Mistakes
Grammar is one of the hardest things for many people but it’s something that you have to get it right (you don’t want to be embarrassed by simple mistakes, right?). To avoid making mistakes, proofread your letter multiple times; for example, read it once and then leave it for a couple of hours and then read it again.
Another way to ensure the lack of mistakes as well as improve the structure of your letter is to use online tools. Here are some of the good ones.
- HotEssayService. Quality proofreading and editing of texts.
- Hemingway Editor. A popular tool for eliminating common writing errors such as complex sentences, overuse of passive voice, and others.
- RewardedEssays. Check your letter for grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes as well as word choice.
- Grammarly. Free online writing assistant that ensures that your texts are clear and mistake-free.
- GrabMyEssay. Ensuring a logical flow of ideas as well as the lack of mistakes is possible with this tool.
Tip #5: Be Expressive
If you’re not a poet normally, you may need some help with selecting the best words to use in a love letter. You can brush up your expressive writing skills with online tools such as Supreme Dissertations, where expert writers will advise how to use such words to make your letter more impactful:
Tip #6: Be Descriptive
Some of the most memorable and warm moments in love letters often come finding some specific details about your girlfriend or an experience you shared. Chances are you’ve had a lot of such experiences, so feel free to brainstorm to remember some detailed things that your partner does or some experiences you’ve had that made you fall in love with her more.
Since the only person that knows your girlfriend very well is you, so no examples for this section.
Tip #7: Mention Some Plans for the Future
If you’re at that stage of a relationship where you’re starting to think about the future together with your significant one, feel free to finish your letter by letting her know some plans you have for you both.
It may be as simple as a trip that you want to take in a few months or something even more exciting as the fact that you’ll have children one day. Whatever you choose, make it something that you feel truly excited about.
Time to Write
Use these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a great love letter that will make your girlfriend unbelievably happy. Don’t be afraid to write and remember: you need to be completely authentic to make it work. Good luck!