Thursday, May 05, 2005

"Instant" Gratification

My new singles column, "'Instant' Gratification," is now online.
In the age of the Internet, who writes love letters anymore? The romantic epistolary tradition has gone high-tech; online love is all about the Instant Message (IM) window, with its unique language of shorthand endearments: BRB (be right back), IMHO (in my humble opinion) and the ultimate phrase representing devotion and commitment potential, the coveted LOL (laughing out loud). But at the end of an e-communication, can we trust our memory of what happened? Absent of intonation and physical cues, how do we discern if a sentiment is mutual? And how real is the connection for today’s daters?
Click here to read the article in its entirety. Thanks to all of you who helped out with this article by emailing me or leaving your comments here. This is one of those columns that has your names written all over it... Enjoy!


annabel lee said...

You weren't kidding -- our names reallly are all over it! Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

very cool to be quoted in an article.


Gatsby said...

I turned 29 in February..not that I'm being picky :).
Great article. It summed up the e-romance issues quite well.
Thanks for that.

Gothamimage said...

Are you suggesting ROFL, WTF, LMAO, and other modernisms are less than lovely?