People Are Writing Romance 'Novels' In Just Five Words And They Reveal A Lot About Dating Culture

"We disappointed each other exclusively."

Love and romance are as complicated as ever in 2016. We use apps to meet people, Netflix for date nights, and Ubers as getaway cars. Then we spend hours telling anyone who will listen (or just our Facebook feeds) about the whole experience. It may seem impossible to capture all that romance in just five words, but Twitter users have managed to do it. 

Using the hashtag #My5WordRomanceNovel, people are writing their very own love stories in just a few words. The responses range from sweet, to silly, to downright depressing, but each one reveals a little something about dating culture in 2016.


We compiled some of our favorites below:

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