For our last Gay Modern Love essay contest winner (a response to the overwhelmingly straight NYT relationship-essay column), we're going to leave you with something short and sweet, titled "Gay Boy Love Story":
"I hooked up with this guy twice over the course of a year. It was really good and over the course of the year or so we kept in touch. We got together again a couple of months ago and we are now completely and deeply in love with one another. From hook up to boyfriend in a year- that's great progress right? (p.s. knew I loved him from the moment I met him)."