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Have you ever written a love letter to a man? Or, as a man, received one from a woman? Someone recently asked Reddit, “How do men feel about receiving love letters from women?” And these are the top-voted responses.
1. More, Please
The top response to this question was, “More, please.” One said, “I second this. My wife kept a journal for her future husband from ten years old.
The last entry was the day of our wedding. She gave it to me as a wedding gift, brings tears to my eyes every time I open it.” It brought tears to my eyes too, buddy.
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2. Thrilling To Have Someone Make Moves Back
One admitted, “I’ve been out of the game for a long time, but back when I was dating, I loved when a woman I liked took the initiative. I’ve gotten love letters, and once even flowers.
It’s sometimes exhausting to be the person expected to make all the moves and thrilling to see someone make one back. Sending me a gift didn’t make any of those women feel or seem less feminine to me. It did make me feel more seen and wanted, and I adored feeling like that.”
3. Loved and Overly Appreciated
“My wife leaving little notes or letters for me to find makes me feel loved and overly appreciated,” one man confessed. Many in the thread agreed that they felt unappreciated in relationships because it’s rare that women cater to the guy emotionally.
4. Melt My Cold, Icy Heart
Another stated, “Even if I thought it was corny, if it came from someone who cares about me and vice versa, it would probably melt my cold, icy heart like a warm summer day.”
5. Please Add Perfume
“If I ever get a letter with her perfume on it, I’m dropping everything and everyone for that girl,” admitted one. “I love receiving thoughtful gifts that remind me of the woman I like.”
Another agreed, “My ex used to do this and scent it with her perfume. I loved receiving them. I’d have had a bad day, and re-reading and smelling that letter made all the difference.”
6. Most Romantic Thing a Woman’s Ever Done
“When I was single, I sent flowers to a man at his workplace,” one woman explained. “We had been seeing each other and slept together for the first time that weekend.
The note mentioned that it was one of the best nights of my life (it was). He told me it was ‘the most romantic thing any woman had ever done for him.’ His coworkers in the office all noticed.”
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7. Men Keep Them in Boxes
Many men keep the letters as memories to look at later in the relationship, like one user’s husband, “As a woman who would send my (now husband) love letters, they love it. So he and I keep them in boxes. (We’re 23/24).”
8. I Would Cry
One man said, “I would cry if I got one, but the fact that I would is why I will never get one. Women aren’t attracted to emotional men like me.” Several other men agreed with this sentiment.
9. Most Important Documents
Most men in the thread agreed that these letters are essential documents in their lives. One volunteered, “I’ve gotten a few of these from my wife. All three of them are in the same folder. I keep my birth certificate, car titles, and other vital documents.
So, in a nutshell, more, please. I also love receiving flowers. I got flowers for the first time from my now wife because she heard men only get them for their funerals. I almost cried.”
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10. Toxic Masculinity
Many men in the thread noted, “The only types of men that don’t enjoy anything affectionate are stuck on toxic masculinity. They are so worried about people’s opinions of their emotions that they push affection away.”
11. Men In War Kept Hopes Up
One Redditor beautifully stated, “Men send love letters to women, and women send love letters to men. It’s been this way since the inception of hand-written notes to be mailed and delivered.
Men in war have kept their hopes up simply due to love letters from their women at home. Men soak up the love letters they receive from women.” Several veterans confirmed this sentiment.
12. Saving Even The Everyday Notes
Many men confessed that they even cherished the everyday lunchbox notes their wives leave, “Been with my wife for almost 16 years, and I still have every single love letter or card she has ever given me saved in a zip-up binder. Even every little lunch box note finds its way to the binder.”
13. Receiving Love Letters Changes Minds
Other men shared their opinions on love letters changed the first time one was received, “Honestly, I thought letters were silly until I got a letter from my girlfriend for the first time. My heart just melted, and I’m never throwing it away ever. I’ve got a folder in my wardrobe with every single letter she gave me.”
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14. Slightly Uncomfortable
A few men disagreed. However, in the minority, one mentioned they’d feel “Appreciative, but slightly unconformable. It’s not my love language. Cuddle me and feed me sushi.”
15. Throw It Away
Finally, a couple of men admitted that they would throw them away. One explained, “In all honesty, I’d probably just not believe it’s real and throw it away without a second thought.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit confessions list of how men feel about receiving love letters from women. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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