Barrymore pines for golden days

Drew Barrymore prefers old-fashioned letters than the 'instant communication' offered by email and text messages.

Drew Barrymore prefers old-fashioned letters than the 'instant communication' offered by email and text messages.

The ‘’Going the Distance’ actress - who refuses to confirm speculation she has again rekindled her romance with on/off boyfriend Justin Long - thinks it is more meaningful to pen a note, instead of sending an email or other electronic communication.

Drew said: “I still write letters, I don’t want to communicate in a relationship via text and email. I love a letter. You are thoughtful when you write it and someone can read it and hold onto it and go back to it.

“For me there’s something very dangerous to have everything so instantaneous.”

The ‘Whip It!’ director also admitted she likes to listen to cassette tapes, using a typewriter and shooting movies on film rather than digitally, and that she pines for a time in the past when people were more formal.

She added: “There’s a part of me that misses the grace and formalities of the past, like when gentlemen wore hats and opened doors.

“On the other hand, I love that now we’re not trying to pretend so much that everything is prim and proper. I’d like to find a balance.”

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