Simone Becchetti

11 Millennial Love Stories That Prove Love Still (Kind Of) Exists In 2016


With all the dating apps, the overabundance of available hotties, lack of commitment, real-life meet-cutes and just general dating dismay, this generation has a hard time believing in love.

It's no longer "cool" to be a hopeless romantic. No one wants to chill with the hopeless romantic, let alone for him or her. You know what I mean? The cynical game-players are the popular kids.

Yet all you cold-hearted assholes are still looking for love. Don't even pretend you're not. Just because you're "not looking for anything serious right now" doesn't mean you're not looking.

Sometimes love just comes and gets you out of f*cking nowhere.

I met my boo on Tinder circa four years ago, back when the app was less about catching the dick and more about finding a bae. We hung over here and there over the years, neither one of us wanting a real relationship.

But then he wanted to date, like for real. I was more into his D than I was into him. He eventually gave me an ultimatum: Commit or he was done.

It wasn't the most romantic story ever told, but it was uniquely Millennial. It was very in 2016. We may not have met in a dimly lit bar over Cabernet and Barry Manilow, and we may not have had witty banter that led to passionate love right away, but it worked out for us regardless.

What I'm trying to say is that even in this world inundated with dating apps and bullsh*t, you can still find love. It may seem shocking given everything we're told in the media, but it actually is possible to find love in 2016.

Here are some real Millennial ladies and their unorthodox, bizarre, funny, and unromantic and yet amazing "how we met" stories to either restore (or destroy, whatever) your faith in love:

1. Her bold move was having her cake and eating it too.

-- Sheena, 25

*Editor's Note: She is currently being ghosted by him. 

2. It's always the blond guy.

-- Ali, 23

3. Colorado is for lovers, or something.

-- Talia, 23

4. She took a three-hour damn bus when they hadn't even met.

-- Britt, 24

5. "Yo, your f*ckin pretty:" A pickup line for the books.

-- Aly, 23

6. The old "U-Haul" joke.

-- Zara, 29

7. He was only on Tinder for 11 hours. LOL. Classic.

-- Blair, 28

8. Snapchat for love.

-- Lisa*, 24

9. I'm happy he wasn't just good on paper <3.

-- Emily, 32


-- Marnie*, 22

11. A f*ckboy coming around is a SERIOUS miracle.

-- Joana, 25

*Name has been changed.