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    I'm not from the UK but live here now. Which is why I am curious of how you do things here.

    I am wondering
    - do you usually write to say "thanks" for a nice evening after you've met someone, maybe particularly if it's someone who's invited you to their home?
    - do you do so by email/post/facebook message/text?
    - if you receive a fb message from someone who visited your place and they're foreign, will you be more "lenient" in terms of mistakes/misinterpretations? (I just sent a thank you message and am now thinking I phrased it weirdly).

    - if you received a message which was untraditional in terms of being very friendly or by post (thank you card) rather than an sms, would yo just consider it sweet, or weird?
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    I'm not from the UK but live here now. Which is why I am curious of how you do things here.

    I am wondering
    - do you usually write to say "thanks" for a nice evening after you've met someone, maybe particularly if it's someone who's invited you to their home?
    - do you do so by email/post/facebook message/text?
    - if you receive a fb message from someone who visited your place and they're foreign, will you be more "lenient" in terms of mistakes/misinterpretations? (I just sent a thank you message and am now thinking I phrased it weirdly).

    - if you received a message which was untraditional in terms of being very friendly or by post (thank you card) rather than an sms, would yo just consider it sweet, or weird?
    Your English is fine first off, and I don't think anything of the wording if it's not someone's first language. But from your post I don't think you need to worry about English...

    Yes it is polite to thank them, obviously, but is usually said in person at the time. And perhaps the next day or later you could mention it again.

    Regarding how you do it... Generally nobody would use post in this situation (or indeed most situations now). I think people might find that a bit unusual. But I'd not find it weird as such, though I'd probably wonder if that was the custom where you were from...

    Regarding best way to say thanks, it depends on the person. I personally rank communication in ascending order of significance probably as: Facebook, email, text.

    Though I think I'm unusual in preferring email, and I'd suggest people either use text or Facebook. I just don't really like Facebook so prefer email.

    But really it depends on the person or situation. Text is, or at least was, a little bit more close than the others as you wouldn't give your number out to anyone, but obviously times are changing and people often put their number into Facebook.

    This isn't really that helpful I guess, as the answer is "it depends". I'd avoid post completely though, and suggest most people don't use email as much for talking to friends. But this varies...

    Finally, I would think the card is nice... Albeit different... But I wouldn't say it was weird personally.
 
 
 
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