Monday, March 21, 2011

Text messages are romantic?

It's become a common mantra in the relationship world: With technology, there's no romance.

Need proof? You have lots of options. Go ahead, say terms like "LOL" and "OMG" have diminished the appeal of love letters.

Or, argue the wealth of information available on Facebook has erased the sense of mystery that makes some romances so appealing.

Here's another approach. Consider the idea that maybe -- just maybe -- technology is actually enhancing your love life.

The mindset comes from this Time magazine article, which suggests "technology can smooth the course of true love, whether it helps find it, nurture it or, if need be, end it."

Maybe technology isn't erasing romance, but rather giving it a much-needed makeover.

The aforementioned article mentions a guy who made a calendar tracking the chronology of his relationship, using only the text messages he exchanged with his girlfriend.

That's pretty cute.

How has technology enhanced your relationship?