Forget the incredible love stories you could hear only a few years back. In 2016, the common answer to “How did you guys meet?” is “We met online.”

In the digital age, this is how people meet. Without even going out, you can find your match on the Internet. This is the new normal.

Meeting people online makes life easier for shy or busy people. It’s convenient, it’s simple. In other words, it’s appealing.

But what about romanticism?

We used to hear such lovely stories. The kind of stories with tears and ohs in the end. But now everyone has the same story to tell.

“We met online.”

Some people try to resist. They don’t want to settle for less than a beautiful, romantic, and extraordinary story. But these people become more and more rare.

They are like flying unicorns.

Forget the unexpected, the surprises. People now search intensively for their other half. Everything is planned and under control.

People know what they want, and what they don’t want.

That’s the typical 2016 love story.

“How did you guys meet?”

“We met online.”

End of story.