Dating valentine cards
The words should offer enough material for a response, yet not so much as to overwhelm the target.
Opening lines should be sweet, inviting and charming.
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The advantage of delivering a note in-person is that you can see their reaction, and re-enforce your message through verbal or physical gestures.
In reality, most people's opening "pickup" lines are exactly what you would never say to someone in real life — including these real messages, from actual Ok Cupid interactions.
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Letterpress is the same printing technique that Gutenberg invented in the mid-15th century.
If you remember from your history class, Gutenberg’s printing press could, for the first time, publish books and spread learning to the masses.
Don’t be surprised if she re-reads it multiple times in the ensuing weeks, and saves it for years in a desk drawer.