It was an old school and traditional start to romance

Just when you thought dating in the 21st century was all online and ‘side swipes’ on your smartphone, Channel 9
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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.

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’.

Very nice day @peter_stefanovic

A photo posted by Sylvia Jeffreys (@sylviajeffreys) on

Did you write letters to your love interests? When was the last time you received a handwritten letter from someone?

 

  1. veronica cheeseman  

    What a good looking couple and so nice……I don’t watch the Today show because I can’t stand Karl or Lisa……always laughing at some ‘in’ joke and he thinks he’s so funny, not!

  2. Yes so lovely I wrote to my boyfriend every day how my day was and he would write back to me .No mobiles or phones handy in those days I am talking about early 1960’s

  3. Yes so lovely I wrote to my boyfriend every day how my day was and he would write back to me .No mobiles or phones handy in those days I am talking about early 1960’s

  4. Susanne Afford  

    A lovely old fashioned way of communicating and getting to know each other. Just one thing though, whoever the journalist was who wrote this story should do a spell check/grammar check before posting. I had to do a couple of takes to understand what was being said in the last two paragraphs… especially the last one “No long after Peter returned to Sydney…………” Yes I know it should have been not long…. but really, does nobody now check what they type before they hit “post”. Call me old fashioned, but if you are going to make something “public”, and out there for everyone to read, please make sure it is grammatically correct. This site even underlines when you have made a spelling mistake, or sometimes corrects it for you. Just saying….

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