That’s according to a study carried out by romance publisher Mills & Boon, timed to coincide with Valentines Day on Tuesday.
The 2012 Australian Romance Report found 91 percent of woman expected to be asked out on a date with a telephone call rather than via a mobile phone message.
And 86 percent of respondents were more comfortable saying “I love you” in person than via text.
The least romantic of gestures was declaring one’s love via a relationship status change on Facebook.
While most single woman would admit that the rules of dating have changed, 61 percent still believe a guy should “ask me out”.
The online survey of 1,200 single women aged 18 to 55 also revealed 76 percent would be more willing to stand in front of someone naked with the lights on then send a naked photograph by text.
When it came to relationship deal-breakers, a Blackberry/iPhone dependency and Facebook photos with ex-lovers rated highly as turn-offs.
Asked what they most wanted in a partner, women were mostly traditional, nominating a killer smile, a great sense of humour and an accent as their biggest turn-ons.