We fell in love when I was nineteen
Butler was born April 14, 1980, and moved to Montreal in 2000 to attend McGill University, where he met Chassagne. He would have been nineteen or twenty at the time. If he didn’t fall in love with her aged nineteen, then this is just artistic license.
The 2000s was the era of the dot com bubble, but we had yet to really experience the full proliferation of digital media.
Do young people these days even fall in love over the Internet?
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