Tuesday 22 January 2019

Revealed - Irish people's favourite way to declare their love (hint: it's not a soppy social media post)

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, Irish people have revealed that the most romantic form of communication is the written people have said that a written letter is the most romantic form of communication.

It may be the handiest way to declare your love but Irish people have voted against social-media posts in favour of a written letter as the most romantic form of communication.

In a survey by An Post, the respondents came out overwhelmingly anti-social media with only 3pc favouring a photograph or a post shared on social platforms as a means to express their love, while 81pc favoured the written letter. Almost one-in-three people believe that sharing soppy posts is cringe-inducing.

Over a quarter (27pc) of people quizzed said they hate seeing couples post messages about their romance on social media and believe those posts should be kept private.

In fact, Irish people appear to be very private and believe a number of personal information should be kept offline, including: personal details on family and friends (74pc), sex (72pc) and money (66pc). Only one-in-five believe that religion is a subject best not publicly discussed and 11pc are against political talk at the table - best not stick them in your Valentine's card.

An Post are reminding customers to post their love letters by February 13, in order to secure delivery on Valentine's Day.

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