Tiny Love Stories

Here is a complete set of the Modern Love Tiny Love Stories, via the .

See also: All Modern Love Columns


‘Who Has Time to Feel All Day?’

‘An Idyllic Trip to Salvage Our Romance’

‘We Couldn’t Stop Ourselves’

‘Conversation Is Great Foreplay’

‘My Body Told a Different Story’

‘The Most Beautiful Man I Had Ever Seen’

‘My First Love Called Me a Vacation’

‘I Laughed Out Loud to Nobody in Particular’

‘Every Relationship Has Its Hiccups, Yet…’

‘My Marriage Lasted Just Eight Months’

‘We Kissed With the Sink Running’

‘Don’t Date People in Your Neighborhood’

‘Who Was I to Deprive Him of Joy?’

‘Knowing When to Let Go’

‘He Kissed It Better’

‘She Adored Having a Gay Son’

‘Brave Enough to Unearth What’s Buried’

‘Never Forget Me’

‘Two Days Later, He Moved Into My Loft’

‘I Was Right. Love Can Never Be Compared.’

‘Sex Is Our Antidote to Loss’

‘Nothing My Husband Did Helped’

‘We Stayed Until No One Else Was Left’

‘Every Morning We Got Up and Did It Again’

‘Why Can’t You Find Someone?’

‘My First Spring Without Her’

‘You’ll Understand Someday’

‘Relieved About a Friend’s Failure’

‘So Relieved About a Friend’s Failure’

‘I Didn’t Want Her to Stay Long’

‘Mommy, Why Don’t You Have a Boyfriend?’

‘Mami Sent Me to Check You Out’

‘I Had to Take Your Picture’

‘We Are Not Ready for Real Life’

‘I Remove My Wedding Ring’

‘What Will You Miss if You Leave Him?’

‘She Was a Little Weirdo’

‘He Had the Nicest Toes’

‘Stay With Me Until Morning’

‘The Seven Year Itch’

‘How About We Don’t Speak Tonight?’

‘Sadness Slips Quietly Out the Door’


‘Like Looking Into a Mirror’

‘My Lesbian Hallmark Christmas Film Fantasy’

‘Tears Start Before My Feet Stop’

‘We Met During a Bomb Threat’

‘The Sex Is Still Spectacular’

‘We Could Only See Each Other’s Eyes’

‘It Soothes Me to Know Someone So Gentle’

‘I Had a Lot of Feelings and Nowhere to Put Them’

‘We Call Ourselves the Smalls’

‘Do I Always Tilt My Head Like That?’

‘Our Refuge From Reality’

‘A Never-Been-Kissed 23-Year-Old’

‘We Kissed Through Our Masks’

‘We Shared a Small Bed and a Single Pillow’

‘I Didn’t Want to Like Him’

‘Should I Download Grindr Again?’

‘The Loneliness He Made Me Feel’

‘Alarmed to See My Mother Calling’

‘I Asked My Husband to Leave for a Week’

‘Lenny Was Supposed to Fall for the Other Iris’

‘I Couldn’t Ignore What That Silence Told Me’

‘I Almost Left Him Three Times’

‘My Parents Never Called’

‘Monogamous Birds of N.Y.C.’

‘We Gave Up, but Her Hair Didn’t’

‘She Wanted to Save the World’

‘I See the Worst of Myself in Her’

“I Googled ‘Crisis’”

‘A Tipsy, Celebratory State of Bliss’

‘My Mother Has Been a Nanny for Six Families’

‘Why Aren’t You Happy?’

‘It’s OK if You Meet Someone’

‘Why Obsess Over Expectations?’

‘A Picture of Me Looking at You’

‘Cute Smile, Funny Caption, Why Not?’

‘Sometimes a Romantic Plan Isn’t Enough’

‘In Her World, There’s No Pandemic Outside’

‘Alone in My Room, Crying, Eating Cake’

‘The Dumbest Fight I’ve Ever Been In’

‘We Met, and Then the City Shut Down’

‘You Find Yourself Lying Once Again in His Bed’

‘No Dates, No Love, No Hope?’

‘Our Second Baby Turned Us Into Business Partners’

‘How Do You Think I Got Thighs Like These?’

‘The Twin Bed We Were Forced to Share’

‘We Were Never Going to Venmo the Same $15 Again’

‘We Entered the Stormy Landscape of Polyamory’

‘I Worried About Telling Him My Age’

‘His Shirtless Picture Caught My Eye’

‘You Feel Good. Is This Good?’

‘I Taught Her How to Amputate a Leg’

‘Our Best Selves, Even If It’s Too Late’


A New Year’s Instagram Flirtation

‘A Dishonest, Possibly-Cheating-on-Me Boyfriend’

‘The Chart Said “Break up,” So We Did’

‘How to Survive a Broken Heart (With Pictures)’

‘We Were So Fit, So Young, So Beautiful’

She Lost Her Acrylic Nail in a Pie

‘From Romantic Tragedy to Romantic Comedy’

‘We Kissed Behind the Clothing Donation Bin’

‘I Couldn’t Breathe — or Cancel’

‘She Was Too Cool to Wear a Costume’

‘That Poor Pumpkin Needs Someone to Love It’

‘It Was Unsettling to Find Myself Still Single at 36’

‘I’m Glad I Never Listened to Him’

‘She Is Not a Mistake’

‘Looking for a Woman of Incredibly Poor Judgment’

‘It Wasn’t the Sex That Hurt, but the Lying’

He Needed Me to Remain a Fantasy

‘I Wish You Were a Little Thinner’

‘I Didn’t Think I’d Be Dating in My 80s’

‘How Come You Rarely Told Me You Loved Me?’

It Started at Woodstock

‘He Should Propose, Right?’

‘We’re Not Dating, but We’re Still Sleeping Together’

‘I’ve Been Mostly Dead All Day’

‘Will You Please Forgive Me?’

‘Rabbis Do That?’

‘In the Summer, We Sleep Naked’

‘My Ex Moved Out, a Rat Moved In’

‘Our Families Couldn’t Know’

‘47 Meals With 47 Men’

‘The Most Beautiful Hands I’ve Ever Seen’

‘Hey’ Is Not ‘Heyy’

‘My Husband Is Not My Son’

‘I. Was. So. Over. It.’

‘Sex Cures Everything’

‘He Left Me on April Fools’ Day’

‘I Kept Falling in Love With Other People’

‘20 Years in the Friend Zone’

‘Relationships Are Like Shoes’

‘We Sometimes Pretend We Are Strangers’

‘Would We Ever Be Together Again?’

Australia Edition

‘She Moaned Longingly at My McFlurry’

‘Feeling Hopeless About Marriage. On Valentine’s Day! ’

‘Who Are You Sleeping With?’

‘The Pink Was Wrong. The Name Was Too.’

‘I Gout You, Babe’

Date Night? Yeah Right

‘You Can’t Escape Heartbreak or Capitalism’

‘Don’t Message Me if You Can’t Handle a Real Woman’


‘If You’re Reading This, Nick, I Love You’

‘We Need to End Whatever This Is’

‘We Were Wearing Identical Lederhosen’

‘His Friends Begged Me to Slap Him.’

‘She Expected Me to Run. I Stayed.’

I Said, ‘I Love You.’ He Said, ‘Thanks.’

‘Are You Sure He Was Boring?’

A Highway Kiss and a Rare Connection

Dog Parades, Rowing-Machine Romance and a Hurricane

‘Get Up. It’s O.K. I’m Right Here With You.’

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