Katie Couric's Notebook: Text-Message Romance

As any parent of a teenager can tell you, text messaging is all the rage. in fact, in 2007, Americans OMGed and LOLed more often than they made phone calls. Our fingers are not only doing the walking, they are doing the talking.

And a new study by AT&T found those fingers are also doing the flirting and the romancing. Sixty-eight percent of the people surveyed said they have sent love notes. The most popular message was "thinking of you." Twenty-eight percent say they send them two or three times a day.

It's the thought that counts, and certainly it's better to say "I love you" with a text message than to not say it at all. Perhaps those days of saving all your love letters in a hope chest are as outdated as the rotary phone.

Let's just hope that if the romance goes south, the breakup comes face-to-face. IMHO, which means in my humble opinion, broken heart is bad enough without the Blackberry thumb.
  • Katie Couric



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