What does the archetypal classical romantic man do to make a woman fall for him? He writes her a beautiful love poem, of course.
Is a love poem high in emotional value? Definitely. The woman feels:
We’ve promised to reveal the beautiful possibilities of texting. If “beautiful” strikes you as a flowery exaggeration, it’s probably because you’re so used to reading and writing uninspired run-of-the-mill texts.
Have you ever watched someone else send a well-crafted text? You can tell it’s going to create emotional value for its recipient, because you can feel its positive emotion for yourself. It has the same kind of beauty that a love poem has, or any work of art for that matter. (In fact, we might simply define “art” as “anything which creates emotional value”.) That’s why we see texting as the poetry of modern courtship.
That said, there’s no rule that says you can’t text someone a love poem on OKCupid: