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Sample Letter #1
I've looked forward to writing you since we met at the Fleetwood Mac concert last week. Thanks for being willing to give me your address.
Ever since I let you cut in front of me in the line at the concession counter, I've been remembering those gorgeous eyes and that beautiful smile of yours.
The reason for my letter is to extend you an invitation for dinner next Friday, assuming you're free and available. If you're interested, please call me at 555-5555.
Sample Letter #2
I'll always be grateful to Brian for inviting me to his party last night because meeting you became the highlight of my evening. I'm also grateful he was willing to pass you this note in his English Lit. Class. I hope that you remember me. I was the one with the buzz cut and my mind was on the tests we're running in my statistics class.
Although we didn't spend much time together at the party, it was long enough for me to find out that we have a few things in common. How many girls today think that the graduate statistics class is interesting and something they want to talk about? I was happy to find one who was comfortable discussing the differences between a Tukey's test and an items analysis--for a little while, anyway! And I bet you don't know too many guys who watched Pride and Prejudice on public television and enjoyed it--well, most of it! I still need you to explain to me exactly who was proud and who was prejudiced.
I was hoping we could get together on Friday for lunch in the campus cafeteria and discuss it--my treat. I'll call you the day before to see if you can make it. Brian also gave me your phone number--I hope you don't mind. I'd really like to see you again.
P. S. I'm sending this with the hope that you are unattached and actually want to see me again. I may be only dreaming (if I am, please be kind).
Sample Letter #3
I'm so glad that I met you last week at the football game. Jan introduced us during halftime--I was the one with the rival team's sweater, remember? I was instantly impressed by your open, easygoing manner and your dazzling smile!
I know we didn't get much of a chance to talk that day, but I was very intrigued by your views on college athletic programs. Do you think that we could go out to dinner sometime (Dutch treat) and talk some more about the benefits of allotting funds to core curricular programs versus extracurricular activities? I'm sure we'll find other things to talk about as well. I would really enjoy getting to know you better.
Please give me a call if you're interested. I can be reached at home at 555-5555, or feel free to call my cell phone at 555-5555. I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. Jan gave me your address and mentioned you probably aren't seeing anyone seriously right now.
Sample Letter #4
I normally avoid bowling. Rolling a bowling ball into a gutter nine times out of ten is not my idea for fun. But I'm glad Bill invited me to bowl last Friday night--otherwise I would not have met you. By the way, I'm the tall, uncoordinated guy who was wearing the striped socks and couldn't manage to break 90--but we had fun, didn't we?
I hope you won't think I am too bold by saying that I really enjoyed being with you. I love your sense of humor and how you immediately made me feel at ease. I was also fascinated by your knowledge of the Napoleonic Wars--a longtime interest of mine. I've often wanted to meet someone who could talk intelligently about that era of history. I went home that Friday evening thinking that you and I must have many more common interests--besides our obsession with bowling, I mean. Dinner, for example.
Over the last few days I have asked myself, "I wonder if she likes lobster or steak? Does she prefer salad or rice? Does she fold her napkin diagonally or rectangularly?" These are questions that beg an answer. And I can think of only one way to find out. I propose that we get to the bottom of the "dinner" issue by my inviting you to Marie's Restaurant this Saturday night. We could also resume our discussion about Napoleon--there are at least three more years that we need to explore. Afterwards, I was thinking about taking you to see Oklahoma!...unless you would rather go bowling.
Please say yes! Bill gave me your cell number. I'll call you on Thursday. I'd really like to see you again.
P. S. I've assumed that you are not involved with anyone. I hope not, because I think we could have an enjoyable evening together.
Sample Letter #5
When you walked into my office yesterday, I couldn't help but think to myself, "Wow, I did something right today!" The impression you left was unforgettable, although you are probably trying to remember now who I am among all the attentive men you met when you were here. I was wearing the navy suit with the yellow striped tie. You mentioned that you liked the California coast photograph hanging on my wall. "There's nothing like Dana Point Harbor at sunset," you said. I remember your words exactly and have to agree.
Although our encounter was brief, I thought of you immediately when I came into work this morning. I was attracted to your friendly professionalism, confidence and (I must admit) your stunning, bright smile. We have never had such an eye-catching, copier-repair person come to the office before! I also couldn't help but think about our common affection for Capistrano.
I have been wondering when you became personally familiar with Dana Point, and think we should discuss it over dinner this weekend. I'm taking a chance here, as you may currently be involved with someone else, but it is clear that I will get no work done today until I ask. I have your number on the business card you left and will call you next Wednesday. Hopefully this letter will have found its way through your office mail system by then and my call will not be a surprise.
I look forward to Wednesday.
P.S. I can't just sit here waiting until the copier jams to get you back, and I don't think the secretary will be very happy if I jam it myself!
Sample Letter #6
I really enjoyed Chris's New Year's Eve Party--especially after I met you. I hope you remember me. I was the one who helped you find your coat as you were leaving. The few minutes I was able to spend with you became the high point of my evening. Your beautiful smile and contagious laugh really made an impression on me.
I would really like to see you again and hope you feel the same. How meeting me for dinner on Friday at this nice little restaurant I know? If you're free, please give me a call and we'll work out the details. My number is 555-5555.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Sample Letter #7
I didn't think I was going to like Gary's barbeque last Saturday night, but everything changed when he introduced me to you. I hope you remember me. I am Gary's younger sister, Rachel. You might remember me from the grilling incident with the steaks. When my brother introduced you to me, he neglected the cuts of beef and, well, you know the rest of the story. I never had a top sirloin that was so very well done! The entire mishap proved to be a nice icebreaker, however, and I still laugh when I think about it. It was fun to be able to relax and get to know someone new.
I also wanted to tell you how refreshing it was to meet someone so strong and confident and yet, at the same time, so down-to-earth. You've really got a great sense of humor, too, and reminded me that life doesn't have to be so serious--even when things go wrong! I really enjoyed talking to you as we sawed away at our charbroiled steaks! I can't remember when I've had so much fun.
Because the barbeque ended a little early, I didn't get a chance to learn whether or not you were seriously involved with anyone else. With the hope that you might be free this Friday evening, I thought I'd ask you to meet me for dinner so we could get to know each other a little better. My favorite restaurant is Octavio's. It is a quaint little diner right in the center of town. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do. Dinner will be my treat, so I hope you will accept my invitation. Please give me a call at 555-5555.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sample Letter #8
I don't know if you remember me, but we met in English Literature class last semester. I sat directly behind you. You may remember me because I was usually late and bumped my book bag past you to get to my seat. I've thought about you a lot since the semester ended.
You weren't shy about offering your opinion in class and I enjoyed your comments. I thought they were intelligent and very insightful. I also enjoyed the small talk before and after class and your jokes always made me laugh.
I'd really like to get to know you better. I don't know what your situation is, but I'd love it if we could meet for dinner one night. Perhaps next Friday night at 7:00 at Chili's? I'll check with you tomorrow to see if you're interested.
Sample Letter #9
Do you remember meeting me at the company function last week? I was the man sitting next to you trying to listen to the speaker, and hoping you wouldn't notice that my eyes kept wandering to you, your flawless face, and your flowing hair. It has taken me a week to find the right words to express what is in my heart, to compose these words that I hope will capture the sincere feelings of my heart. It is my fervent hope that we can get to know each other. You have been in my thoughts constantly since I met you.
After meeting you only once, my heart and my world have changed. I know from our brief meeting that we have much in common in our work and our love of life. Heaven must be missing an angel, because you are here on earth, a vision of loveliness. It would be a great honor to meet you again, if for nothing more than to see if your wings are attached.
Please write back if you will consider giving me the privilege of phoning you to set up a date.
Finally, I hope I've gotten the words right. I'll be praying that heaven doesn't call you back before I hear from you. My dreams will be of you, my angel.
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