Just when you thought dating in the 21st century was all online and ‘side swipes’ on your smartphone, Channel 9 journalist Peter Stefanovic (yes, the younger brother of Today show host, Karl) goes and proves that the old school and traditional ways are still the best ways.
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) June 3, 2016
In case you didn’t know, Peter is dating fellow journalist, Today show newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys.
But their relationship took some time. You see Peter was still a Europe correspondent when love started to blossom between the pair, so how’s a guy supposed to woo his lady love? With a letter of course!
“We started pen-palling,” Sylvia told The Fix, a rare interview in which she revealed rare detail about her relationship with Peter.
“There’s something I think for… he would’ve been a 33-year-old man, to sit down and hand-write a letter and post it to you,” she says. “It doesn’t matter what’s in the letter — but that is a gesture in itself. In 2016, or 2014 at the time, it’s a big gesture.”
It was a smooth move, and Sylvia reveals it worked.
No long after Peter returned to Sydney the pair moved in together and are said to be living ‘happily ever after’.
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Did you write letters to your love interests? When was the last time you received a handwritten letter from someone?