The actor waxes romantic for Harper's Bazaar magazine on the pitfalls of technology for two.
Aaaah, Ashton - aka @aplusk, as he's known in the Twittersphere. Despite his own highly publicized love affair with Twitter (and Twitter's love affair right back - the man has more than 6 million followers!), he's not such a fan of social networking when it comes to wooing a woman. This week, Demi's hubs wrote about his old-fashioned stance in a personal essay for Harper's Bazaar titled, "Has Texting Killed Romance?"
Conveniently timed for the upcoming release of his new flick, No Strings Attached (which co-stars ballerina-loving Natalie Portman), the article cites a scene from the movie as Ashton's impetus for writing it.
"[In the movie], I say to Natalie Portman, 'If you miss me ... you can't text, you can't e-mail, you can't post it on my [Facebook] wall. If you really miss me, you come and see me,'" Ashton writes. "I began to think of all of the billions of intimate exchanges sent daily via fingers and screens, bouncing between satellites and servers. With all this texting, e-mailing, and social networking, I started wondering, are we all becoming so in touch with one another that we are in danger of losing touch?"
Though he can be slightly obnoxious at times, the actor does have a point. After all, how many women have dated guys who favor incessant texting and hiding behind their keyboards rather than picking up the phone? (Answer: lots. And lots.) There’s nothing sexier than a guy that calls the next day, but that guy is becoming as extinct as Friendster. Ashton also makes a passionate plea for the return of the handwritten letter, which is equally sexy. Modern-Day Love Letters: Seven Celebrity Authors
Of course, he’s not totally against digital lovin'. In the story, he likens sending "sweet nothings" on Twitter to sending flowers to the office, saying both are forms of "declaring your love for everyone to see." And no one’s a bigger master of that than @aplusk and @mrskutcher!