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You’d be hard-pressed to hear a start-up pitch without an aching or humorous backstory about why the founder’s firing or sudden skin infection became the basis for a one-in-a-million venture idea.

Good origin stories still happen, they’re just rarer.

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His Ok Cupid profile didn’t feature a single naked or topless selfie. Those are the two hardly notable qualities that Monica Martinez claims attracted her to her now-boyfriend.

“His pictures showed him skiing, him on vacation, always clothed and doing something active,” she says.

“I thought, ‘This must be an OK person,’ especially when everyone else was so creepy.

I hate to say that his pictures were boring and normal, but that was a rarity and it stood out.” The two chatted online a few times and then met up for dinner, then bantered for six hours straight. — her date had more going for him than the fact that he hadn’t sexually harassed her online. Martinez and her boyfriend are an online-dating success story.

Sometimes the obstacle in today’s origin story is: How do you take an online connection to real-life meetup?

In a rare @thewaywemet story involving digital means, a man and woman talk about being matched on Tinder.

He didn’t message her for five days, so she unmatched him.

But the problem is: With online dating, there isn’t much of a story to tell.

The really good stories are usually about the dates that go horribly wrong.

As Aziz Ansari says in one of his Netflix stand-up specials, couples’ origin stories are now as complex as searching “Jewish” and your Zip code on At the same time, interesting origin stories are having a moment everywhere else.

It’s not enough for a restaurant to have primo prime rib; it’s got to have a killer backstory that explains the struggles its owners faced and the exact farms from which they sourced their products.

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