Valentine’s Day is upon us and this year that heartfelt card you get from your significant other this year might be written using AI. Specifically, ChatGPT which has taken the internet by storm.
In fact, I asked ChatGPT to write a really heartfelt card message and this is what it produced.
My dearest [Wife's Name], On this Valentine's Day, I want to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have you in my life. You are my rock, my support, and my best friend. You have brought so much joy and happiness into my life and I am forever grateful for your love. I remember the moment I first laid eyes on you and I knew that you were the one for me. Every day since then, my love for you has only grown stronger. You make me want to be a better man and I am so proud to call you my wife. You are my everything, my sunshine on a cloudy day, and the beat in my heart. I am so grateful for all the amazing memories we have shared together and I can't wait to make many more in the future. I love you now and always. Happy Valentine's Day, my love. Forever and always, [Your Name]
Excuse me for a moment while I dry the tears from my eyes. How heartfelt and sincere.
Admittedly, ChatGPT is an impressive tool, but it doesn’t always get things right. From a writing perspective, it is incredible. I know people out there are using it for everything, but as a writing assistant ChatGPT is impressive. The results it produces are a bit robotic, but with some prompting, it can be made to produce outstanding results.
I am not adverse to AI, but using it to write a heartfelt message for your partner is peak laziness. I understand we all live busy lives, but what kind of life are we living if we can’t stop for ten minutes and think of some nice things to say about those we love without asking an AI tool to do it for us?
On the same hand, Valentine’s Day is a terrible day in itself. One of the most infamous “Hallmark holidays” societal pressure from social media means that these days designed to sell cards, chocolate and flowers will continue. You don’t want your partner seeing others being spoiled and you didn’t get them anything, do you?
If we need a specially marked day in the calendar to tell our partners we love them and buy them flowers, where is the romance? If anything, it means more to surprise someone with chocolate and roses on days that aren’t Valentine’s Day, right?
Celebrate love on days other than Valentine’s Day, it will mean so much more.