Elizabeth Large of the Baltimore Sun examines the effect a good or bad email can have on a blossoming relationship. The article warns that incorrect grammar, spelling, or length in emails can turn off a potential date. According to the artcle:
"These days, e-mail is an essential flirtation tool for a whole generation of Americans. So are instant messaging, text messaging and message-board posts; but with those, people give you a little more leeway. Form isn't as important as content; there's a reason to use as few letters as possible and no punctuation. And what you write disappears in the blink of an eye.
E-mail is different; it sticks around to be read and re-read, even printed out.
Did she use too many emoticons? Did he really have to write "ROFLMAO" to show he was laughing? E-mail falls somewhere between a phone call and a letter, but it has rules and pitfalls all its own."
For the full article, "Hold the LOL's — your e-mail style can make or break a romance", click here.