Here's a storyline summary: A guy goes home for the holidays ten years after graduating from high school and attends a local tavern where he discovers and reconnects with his high school crush. As it turns out, she's had affections for him all along, and poof! They fall in love again just like that.
This story has a happy ending because both characters have found happiness with other people, but they can always go back to what they had before if they're still in love with each other. In other words, this story is about second chances.
The most important thing for this story to work is for them to be in love with each other once again at the beginning of it. If they aren't then there's no reason for them to reunite in the first place so they can find out they're not meant to be together.
Also, they need to live in different states or countries because otherwise there wouldn't be any point in bringing them back together. In the end, stories are based on relationships so make sure you give your characters something to connect with and feel passionate about.
I was sitting on the couch, clutching my Jennifer Love Hewitt. I realized I had to take action. All I could think about was kissing her the entire time. But, in my fatigued, drunken condition, I decided that rambling on would be the best course of action.
Here's a storyline summary: A guy goes home for the holidays ten years after graduating from high school and attends a local tavern where he discovers and reconnects with his high school crush. As it turns out, she's had affections for him all along, and poof!
The high school reunion crush: the man who wasn't on the football team, so your 17-year-old self didn't notice him, but five years later, you're putting on cosmetics and a gorgeous outfit just in case you run into him at the grocery store with your mom. 8.0 out of 10 noses.
The summer crush: you meet someone during the summer before college and think he or she is The One, only to discover months or years later that they were just a good friend. 3.5 out of 10 noses.
The one-night stand crush: you have one night of passion with a stranger and believe it's the love of your life. Until you see them again three years later at your cousin's wedding, when you realize they were just another piece of meat to them. 1.0 out of 10 noses.
The marriage crush: you marry the first person who asks you out, without really knowing anything about them, other than they seem nice and funny on Facebook. Later on, you find out they don't pay their bills or cheat on you with your friends' husbands. 0.5 out of 10 noses.
The friendship crush: you hate yourself for thinking this way, but you secretly hope that whoever is left at the end of the year will call you back tomorrow. Or maybe not even tomorrow, but eventually. Maybe next season? 6.0 out of 10 noses.
One Redditor who was interested in the similar circumstance questioned, "Redditors that encountered a past crush years later, how did it end out?" Then an inflow of stories arrived, some romantic, some tragic. He messaged me on Instagram to say that we should get together and that he had a crush on me in high school. I laughed it off at first but then started thinking about it and decided to meet up with him. Turns out he was only 13 years old back then (so I didn't do anything wrong)! We went to dinner and talked for hours before parting ways. It was a fun night but also sad because we knew it wouldn't last forever.
This story isn't unique. High school crushes are common for many reasons - maybe the person you met when you were 16 hasn't liked anyone else since then or maybe they've been in a relationship for several years now. Either way, they rarely turn into something more serious.
The fact is that most people don't have a long-term relationship after their first love. It might be because they change or grow up or lose interest but most often it's because they find someone new to love. That's what will happen to this young man and me too - we'll both find other people to love and care for us instead of wasting our time trying to make a relationship work with someone who doesn't want it anymore.
Why can't I get my mind off my high school crush? My husband and I have been happily married for 15 years, however we dated for around five years before to marriage. We met in graduate school and have spent our whole adult lives together. We also have two small children. My life and marriage are fantastic. Why is it so hard to think about anything else?
He's one of my best friends. We still talk almost every day. He's the kind of guy who would do anything for you. He's the most loyal person I know. We were both 14 when we first met. He was a senior and I was a junior. We went to different schools but found each other online and started chatting with each other online daily. We didn't like each other at first but then we realized we had so much in common that we fell in love quickly. We decided to marry while we were in college. His family was against the idea because he was from a poor family and they wanted him to finish school first. But he did it anyway because he knew I needed him. We got married after only six months of dating and during our honeymoon we decided to have a baby. Since then our lives have been pretty busy with school and work. However, we make time for each other too. We go out for dinner or movies at least once a week.
He's the father of my children. When I told his parents about us they hated me.