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Do High School Sweethearts Still Exist?

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In this world, there are two types of relationships. One where you meet your partner in college or after college, and one where you have been soulmates since high school; otherwise known as ‘high school sweethearts’. If you’re lucky enough to marry your partner since high school, then you’ve reached high school sweetheart status.

Relationships are tough, though. They can be fun and full of love and happiness, but there will undoubtedly be rough patches. With this being said, statistics have shown that divorce rates within the first 10 years for high school sweethearts were 54%, whereas the average American couple was 32%. Where do you fit in?

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It’s still a love story we all desperately want to believe in. High school sweethearts do happen and some of them do live happily ever after, but not as often as you’d think. In 2014, less than 2% of all marriages were a result of high school sweethearts.

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According to Google Consumer Surveys, more 18 to 34-year-olds met their current relationships through mutual friends than any other means of meeting someone. This includes dating apps, work, and, you guessed it, high school.

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There are also reports that those who break up with their high school sweetheart have a higher chance of having an affair with said previous sweetheart if able to reconnect. What’s even more surprising is that if one of their parents is/was an alcoholic, the chances of reconnecting are even higher.

There is some good news for the high school sweethearts out there, though! Studies show that 78% of high school sweethearts who wait until at least the age of 25 to get married end up lasting beyond their 10th wedding anniversary. Aww!

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The most important takeaways from the high school sweethearts statistics are as follows:

  • 25% of people are marrying their high school sweethearts today compared with those in the 1940’s.
  • According to some research, it doesn’t matter who you date first, but it does matter who you love first when it comes to building an enduring relationship.
  • Although only at most, 2% of marriages today are from a high school relationship, 25% of women say that they married their first love.
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So, it appears that despite the lack of concrete statistics, high school sweethearts are still very much a thing today. You just have to be one of the lucky ones to meet your soulmate and first love all at once. Sounds easy enough, right?

Be sure to SHARE this article if you’re married to or know a high school sweetheart! Don’t forget to check out the heartwarming video below about high school sweethearts revealing the secret to a long, happy marriage.
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