Millennials meet online, and that was the case for Juan and me. Unfortunately, online dating instills a certain cynicism that makes the whole experience feel futile.
This is how both of us felt upon meeting in 2013, but I can report that love-at-first-sight is real. The cynicism evaporated and an arms race of romantic gestures followed, each carefully designed to reiterate to the other that he was not only loved but cherished. Juan proved the winner of that contest when he managed to arrange a weeklong vacation without my knowledge, coordinating with my employer and family so that I was totally oblivious.
I was whisked away to the airport
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