But it got me thinking . . . Is too much tech changing our perception of romance? Think about it: when I first started dating (and this was not very long ago), hardly anyone had a cell phone, much less a text messaging plan. If you wanted to ask someone out, you called. If you wanted to send them a thoughtful Valentine, you mailed it, or you called. That's not to say I don't look forward to a sweet text or email from my sweetie — in many cases, technology makes dating easier. And it certainly makes breaking up easier (or at least less confrontational). There are even tech-centered marriage proposals.
Maybe I'm being a little too old-fashioned or hopelessly romantic, but I hope that my handwritten notes and real flowers never stop coming. And I really hope that in fifty years, people aren't equating these sweet gestures as old-fashioned as tossing a rock against your beau's window at night, which for the record, I still think is totally romantic.