THIS MONTH, we got a letter from a reader.
I am sure I am falling in love
with a guy. He is in the same lecture as me, but he does not seem to know me.
One day, I dropped my purse on the floor in the classroom and he picked it up
for me! At the moment when I saw his face, lightning flashed in my mind. Now I
am so exhausted to love in vain. What can I do for now?
Leaping heart in Shinchon
Oh, the girl is falling in love! Congratulations
first, and you may find some methods to convey this message; "I love you." As he
is not an acquaintance, a LOVE LETTER must be the best. Take up your pen and
write down your confession on the paper frankly! Anyhow, it seems to be a good
chance to find out Yonseians' experiences concerning love letters, right? So,
for November's Enquete, the Yonsei Annals asked 100 Yonseians about their love
confessions by "Love Letters."
At first, I am curious
to know when Yonseians wrote love letters for the first time. So the Annals
asked, When did you first declare your love for someone by a letter? 27 students
picked "during an elementary school student". What did you write on the letter?
It may be "I will buy you lots of chips you like if you marry me someday.",
right? 22 respondents chose "during a high school student." Some adults might
say like this, "Tut, tut! Still wet behind the ears!" However, they must have
been jealous about their friends who had a boy or girl friend during high school
There would be a reason to confess love through
love letter among various methods. To figure this out, we asked Why did you use
the letter to convey your love? 54 Yonseians answered, "because I am so shy to
face him or her and say I like you." Sometimes, beautiful words can affect one's
feeling more than a foolish saying. If someone comes and says "I...I...like you,
is it possible to be your boy or girl friend??", will you accept his or her
proposal? 8 people selected "because I have good writing skills." Oh, do you?
Then how many times did you write love letters? I know all the good skills are
made by blood-and-tears endeavor!
|▲ When did you
first declare your love for someone by a letter?|
elementary school student 27
During a highschool student 22
junior highschool student 16
Now, you hold a pen and
consider the first words to write carefully. Related to this, What words did you
start the letter with? was asked. 23 students picked "I am OOO (your name)."
Suppose you start the love letter without your name like this; "I saw you last
night. You wore the white T-shirt and blue Jeans. You looked great as was
expected. Please accept my love." It must make him or her shudder! And "The
weather is perfect, isn't it?" was chosen by 19 people. However, when he or she
gets a letter from you, the thunder could roll and rumble suddenly. It means
even heaven does not allow your love! In this case, you had better give up a
good response from the receiver.
Now, you have to write
something gorgeous in the text. Choosing what you are going to write down on a
letter is not that easy and you may refer to useful resources. When asked What
did you refer to when writing a love letter?, 47 Yonseians answered "I refer to
nothing." In fact, are there any impressing words than just saying, "I love
you."? Those words will stick in right through your lover's heart! There was one
person who referred to maxim or proverb book. However, use them cautiously. Here
is a bad example. "Hey, someone said love makes people blind. Everyone says that
you are not good-looking but you are so great to me. How about going out with
me, baby?" Needless to say, you will be dumped by him or
Before finishing the letter, you must check if you
missed any requisite in the letter or not. To help you out, we asked Yonseians
What is the most important factor which affects the response of the receiver? 49
respondents answered "the romantic words." Do you mean such as, "If you want, I
can pick a twinkling star in the sky for you"? 20 people picked "a style of
handwriting." If you have a poor handwriting, no matter how pathetic your love
is in the letter, he or she may think you wrote the letter insincerely without
passion of love. However, 3 respondents suggested "traces of tears." If some
tear does not come to your eyes, you can use some water drops instead of the
Now you have to deliver the letter to your love.
Then, how? For the question, What do you think is the best way to convey your
love letter? 23 picked "put it in the desk drawer or locker secretly." But you
do not have to do that stealthily. The rumor will be spread out to the whole
school in 30 minutes and everyone may come to know about your love and letter.
One person said, "read it in front of him or her directly." You brim over with
the confidence. You may read the letter like this with a resounding voice. "I
have loved you since I saw you for the first time. Can you receive my emotion
towards you?" You are so cool. He or she must be impressed!
If you give the letter, the receiver will show you some response. So we asked,
What was the receiver's reaction when he or she got a letter from you? 51
students answered "showed good response by answering the letter." In the reply,
these kinds of words would be written. "I like you, too. I could not pluck up my
courage to say it. I am so happy that you confessed to me first." Just thinking
of that scene makes me so pleased~! 12 people had a heart breaking memory for
this. "did not accept my heart saying "Thank you." It could be somewhat more
crucial than just saying "I am sorry"
Let's come back to
the real world. Are you falling in love with someone now? For the question, Do
you have someone you want to give a love letter to now? 56 people answered "No".
I cannot believe you! Even I have someone I want to write a love letter to:
Eric, Gang dong-won, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt...There are lots of handsome guys in
the world!! For the following, 34 Yonseians said, "Yes". Then ready to write a
love letter right now to get your share. 12 students wrote, "I do not know." Are
you worried whether you really love him or her or not? Then, do as you feel, not
your head orders!
Love letter is great by itself, but it
will be more effective to add something to it. I mean, the present! What is the
best? When What do you think is the best thing you can give with the love
letter? was asked, 34 respondents answered "CD on which beautiful love songs are
recorded." "You are so beautiful~ to me~(It is a part of the song, "You Are So
Beautiful" by Joe Cocker)" Who cannot be addicted to the person to listen to
this! 4 Yonseians selected, "a thousand paper cranes". This is the true power of
love!! Have you ever folded the paper to make at least 100 cranes by yourself?
You cannot make them without lumbago, dull eyes and temper.
|▲ What do you
think is the best thing you can give with a love letter?|
which love songs are recorded 34
some chocolate or candy 25
Lastly, What was Yonseians' ace words in the love letter to get an affirmative
response from the receiver? A huge fan of Shinhwa wrote, "You look like Shin
Hye-sung (a handsome guy of the idol group, Shinhwa)!" Praising could be a
method. Anyway, is it true that he looks like Shin Hye-sung? Then, I would like
to see him! Another wrote, "I have not slept since I saw you." We can say that
when seeing a person who is good-looking or has a marked individuality on his or
her face. Someone wrote, "Do you go to school without skipping meals?" Be not
embarrassed even if the receiver answers like this. "Sure, papa! Do not worry
Love letter is worth writing. It gives you
courage to deliver difficult words to be said face to face and beautiful
memories for your entire life. But what is the most valuable thing that you can
attain from it is a mature attitude towards love. Do not be shy. Hold a pen.
Only courageous people can take the love. He or she may wait for your love
letter right now. It will make your love start with a romantic method. Good luck
to you all!