Finding love in Orlando can be tough, so we decided to dive into the issue

Look Orlando, we know — love is hard.

Whether you’ve got a longtime boo or you’re single and ready to mingle, the topics of love, sex, and relationships are never easy to navigate. We know Orlando doesn’t always have the best reputation when it comes to finding love, and that’s not even factoring in the role that technology and social media play in our modern dating world.

So we spent a few weeks in February diving into all things related to modern love in the City Beautiful: We talked with Jazmin Diaz of Queens for Queens to get her insights, and then we decided to showcase the lucky folks out there who have found someone in this crazy world.

We took a page from The New York Times’ Tiny Love Stories and asked you for your 100-word love stories about how you’ve experienced love while living in Orlando, and you all really delivered. We received more than 30 stories and chose six of our favorites.