Romance Versus Reality

I happened to catch a re-run of a reality type TV show called, The Letters: Rediscovering the Art of Courtship.

Have you ever written a love letter or even a letter to someone you felt romantic about? Is it something you could do next time instead of emailing?

Here is the promotional copy written about the show on the GAPC Entertainment site:

If you’ve ever written a love letter or received one from an ardent admirer you will fall in love with Seasons 1 and 2 of The Letters: Rediscovering the Art of Courtship. It’s a different kind of TV show where sparks fly on paper instead of in hot tubs.

Ten Suitors set out to court a mysterious woman known to them only as “Roxanne,” but with one very romantic twist. They must woo her with the power of the pen. Anonymity is key as the Suitors and Roxanne never lay eyes on each other and use pen names to mask their true identities.

In each episode the Suitors embark on exciting challenges to inspire them in their letters to Roxanne while she must decide who stays and who goes…Until she is left with two Suitors and one final heart-stopping decision.

Whom will she choose to meet face to face for a very special first date? The Letters.Rediscovering the Art of Courtship motivates us all to spice up our own love lives. Who doesn’t appreciate getting a passionate love letter? It’s one of the most amorous gestures there is.

The Letters.Rediscovering the Art of Courtship provides all of the usual twists and turns that audiences have come to love about unscripted television… but with a difference.

It would be strange to be the “Roxanne” on this show, reading letters written by men you don’t know who are trying to court you. I think it would feel unreal, like the men could be writing to any woman, some generic woman, yet they are trying to catch your attention. Or, are they just trying to win? Is it romance for them or just the means to an end?

The felt rose necklace comes from Evalinen on Etsy.