Its a great story, but its not really all that unusual. According to a study by a Cal State University professor, former sweethearts who meet up later in life, and are single, have a better than 70 percent chance of getting back together for good.
How often do first loves reunite?
A study by Nancy Kalish at California State University in Sacramento, which began in 1993 and is ongoing, found that of the 4,000 participants who found their way back to old loves, 72 percent of them were still together.
Can you still have feelings for your first love?
Your first love might have known the perfect things to say when your family drama was spiraling out of control or gave the best back rubs after a long day at work. Yet, if you still find comfort in each other in times of stress or conflict, you may still be holding onto feelings.
Can you ever get over your first true love?
“You can definitely get over your first love, because your brain has the ability to readjust, to actually look at things in a realistic point of view,” Maslar notes. No matter how much grace you allow yourself or how long it takes, getting over your first love can be painful.