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I have said it before, but I’ll say it again, We Met Online First is one of my all time favorite tropes. It is a relatively new trope that came around once internet became more prominent in our day-to-day lives. The name itself is pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, this trope happens when two people meet each other online, and end up falling in love with each other, yay!
Nowadays it’s so easy for us to meet people online and actually form great relationships with someone who lives the other side of the world. That is what calls out to me the most about this trope, the fact that it’s possible and not some distant far-fetched idea that you can read about but it’ll never happen to you.
I’ve read quite a few books on this trope, but my all time favorites are Tell Me Three Things and Flat-Out Love. They’re both quite similar in a lot of ways, but very different as a whole. What makes me love these books so much is how relationship develops between those characters, and how they all have so much going on with their lives that the only source of comfort they have is from this person online.
Another book that I loved and fit in this trope, but not exactly — they do meet online first, but they don’t develop their relationship online before moving on to a real life situation — is Flat-Out Celeste, which is the second book in the Flat-Out Love duology and in case you didn’t notice, I’m obsessed with these books!
Honorable mentions to Alex, Approximately and It Started With Goodbye because they’re so adorable, and I 100% recommend it whenever you feel like you need some young adult fluffiness in your life. You can also check out my we met online first bookshelf on goodreads if you’d like more options.
What do you guys think of it? Love it or hate it? Got any favorites books from this trope?