If your weekdays are busy enough in their own right (whose workday ends at “quitting hour” these days 🤷♂️) you may have considered skipping this year’s beloved (or notorious) Valentine’s Day gestures! Guess what. You’re not alone.
According to the National Retail Federation, barely half of adults plan to celebrate the king of “Hallmark holidays” in 2019. Yet, while the cohort of never-Valentine-ers may view the romantic gestures as contrived or otherwise a waste of time, they’re not likely to be met with similar views espoused by their special someone.
According to Business Wire, a separate survey led by Groupon shows 70% of people in a relationship claiming that receiving a gift on Valentine’s Day is “very important,” while 60% of participants would give their partner an “F” for their V-Day efforts.
So, what to do? You could spring for a pricey bouquet and chocolate package from the corner florist, or you could opt to spread the love using a timeless (and free) commodity: words.
Use (type) Your Words
One idea espoused by abovethelaw.com suggests emailing a contractual agreement to their significant other (yes, really).
After quipping “if you came to Above the Law for dating advice, you’re doing it wrong,” the article throws some self-degrading jabs at the typical lawyer’s inability to reverberate romance. It ends by providing a contract template full of wittily twisted legal jargon, which you can email to your partner.
While the legal blog is quick to suggest they’re devoid of sentiment savants, we think they’re definitely onto something…
Using words of affirmation has long been recognized as a way to display affection. However, considering the article was published in 2013, we’d suggest changing a core tenet of Above the Law’s advice. Instead of emailing your better half, try using the technology available in everyone’s back pocket… text messaging. After all, we find it hard to argue with a 98% read-rate!
11 Texts From the ❤
Drawing a blank on what to send? After surfing the web, we picked 11 of our favorite sweet nothings—all 140 characters or less:
“Thinking of you. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
“It’s 2:14 What’s your Valentine’s Day Wish? I know what mine is…”
“Will you be my Valentine?”
“Roses are red. Violets are blue. A night out with my guy/gal, is long overdue.”
“V-day? Try U + Me day! Hip-hip hooray!”
“To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world.”
“I love you more than I did yesterday but not more than I will tomorrow.”
“My world is brighter with you in it! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
“Your voice is my favorite sound. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
“Nobody’s perfect, but you’re so close it’s scary!”
Sending a photo, or even a blank message can inspire a mysterious or fun conversation. Give it a go if nothing above fits your style!
Bet you didn’t think a simple text message could accomplished so much.
Turns out, leveraging the power—and rapidity—of text messaging can alleviate many of your personal and professional pains! Whether it’s sentimental shortcomings or securing the fastest legal signature possible for a time-sensitive deal, text messaging can work wonders (like it does for Captorra).
Learn more about how eSign via Text can add some love (and speed) to your document and signature flow this Valentine’s Day!