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My great-grandmother communicated with her husband-to-be for years.

By post.

With 6-8 weeks delivery time each-way. They met the day before the wedding.

Not a one of her peers thought that was the least bit odd, peculiar or unusual.

Until relatively recently with the advent of high-speed global travel and far higher population-densities, falling in love via postal mail was not uncommon.

Yet these days, many think that the idea of falling in love over such distances with someone you’ve never been in slapping-distance of is a bit odd … weird, even.

When, exactly, did that happen?

You try doing the same thing today that was commonplace in your grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ days, and you do it online and in real-time, and people nowadays think that it’s new and weird.

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