Twitter responds to New York Times' Modern Love with cringe-worthy, heartbreaking and heartwarming tales

The good, the bad, the ugly, the heartbreaking: The New York Times' Modern Love column has seen it all.

Running every week in the Style section, the column is filled with all kinds of love stories, sharing the romantic sagas of people across different decades, continents and backgrounds. Of course, you can only imagine how these stories have evolved over the column's 13 year history. Yesterday, adorable high school sweethearts flooded the narratives. Today, we hear less of those kinds of tales and more about Tinder nightmares. 

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Twitter responds to New York Times' Modern Love
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@nytimes Loved him. Nearly lost him. Rebuilt it again. Never stop finding the good.
@nytimes At the end of the hall I opened the door; there she was. @noralidgus
@nytimes Thought it was love, it was, he loved himself more than I imagined.
@nytimes 5,479 days ago I said, "I like math." He said, "I do too."
@nytimes We met nine years ago in high school and I never let go. @xovoycd https://t.co/ZFTR6EDCYF
@nytimes I got on the M3 bus in Harlem, I got off in love. @maxslonim
@nytimes And ten years after there will be, finally, three of us
@nytimes I married my true love twenty years ago and fall deeper every day.
@nytimes He loves me in a way that helps me love myself. I’m thankful.
@nytimes She said Husker Du's "Eight Miles High" made her want to break things.
@nytimes I drunkenly blurted, "I'm going to marry you someday." Married six years.
@nytimes I said he could fix anything. He said not broken hearts. He did.
@nytimes We love as best friends and that’s all the love we ever need.
@nytimes Set up on a date 38 years ago. This just may work out.
@nytimes we were just kids, never thought we could heal each other so much.
@nytimes Not a day passes where he doesn’t say, “Baby, you look beautiful today”
@nytimes The day you walked into my life, I knew it would be forever
@nytimes Quiet kiss in someone else’s frat room after tequila shots. Never looked back.
@nytimes She was waiting for her coat. I downed my drink, met my fiancée.
@nytimes Finally made myself look in the mirror and learn how to love myself❤️
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To celebrate the milestone, the publisher is seeking more and more stories from its readers. But, there's one catch: The love story has to be told in 13 words or less. 

And so, The New York Times asked and Twitter responded. From drunk hookups-turned-engagements to journeys of self-love, these are the stories that have caught our attention and resonated with us in more ways than one. 

Scroll through above to see some of our favorites. You can share your story with the hashtag #ModernLove.

Related: History in photos 

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Printing the New York Times in 1942
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Printing the New York Times in 1942

The Newsroom 

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The bullpen

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Telegraphers record messages in the wire room.

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Incoming copy from AP

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Copy boys mimeograph dispatches.

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Dispatches.

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As the copy boy's rush to meet deadlines mimeographed dispatches cover the floor.

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Editors can be seen at the foreign desk discarding stories by 'spiking' them. 

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These editors are responsible for all stories outside the U.S. 

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NYT correspondents for Argentina, Switzerland, and Mexico.

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Drama critic Brooks Atkinson.

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Old and new dictionaries. 

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Head of the 'morgue' Tommy Bracken. 

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A New York Times radio operator. 

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In the radio room, the news is sent out to ships in morse code. 

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A radio operator records a message from Switzerland. 

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A cartographer looks over charts before preparing a map of the war in Europe. 

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The photo department sends out photo all over the world. 

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A negative is inspected in the dark room.

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A fashion image is retouched. 

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As mats are completed they are checked off by page. 

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One the page is marked up the completed time is marked alongside it. 

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A story is typed out on a linotype in the composing room. 

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Style change notices. 

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Linotype slugs are picked up from the table. 

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A mat is looked over for errors. 

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A man operates a proof press. 

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A page is prepared for print in the composing room. 

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This man has set the daily index by hand for 15 years.

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Proofs posted on the wall. 

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As deadlines creep closer page one is completed. 

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Type is set.

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Workers move a 1608 lbs paper reel. 

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Paper is fed through the press. 

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Curved plates are prepared for the press. 

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Curved plates are assigned their corresponding page number. 

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Plates are loaded onto the press. 

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Numbered plates await the press. 

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The press is almost ready to run. 

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And the press is a go! 

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The first edition is checked for quality. 

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Finished papers are cut. 

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Completed papers are bundled for delivery. 

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A truck is loaded with the latest edition of the New York Times. 

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A cart is loaded with finished papers. 

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