“It’s definitely possible, but it’s rare, because the chances of you knowing who you want to be with at 40 when you’re 17 are kind of low,” said Tracey Steinberg, a dating coach. And it’s worth the wait if it’s real.” Going the (long) distance is not easy: Challenges including overcoming communication barriers, resisting the temptation of a fun, new social life and scraping together the finances to visit each other at separate schools. But the next time you grumble about a spotty Skype connection or a pricey plane ticket, think about Barbara Gee and Gordon Baranco.
The pair got together at age 16, despite the misgivings of their parents (Barbara is Chinese-American, and Gordon is African-American), who threatened to disown them.
But we always remained best friends.” Fifty years after high school graduation and two children later, Gee is confident it was meant to be.
“We could always talk to each other, and laugh at each other’s jokes, laugh at each other’s idiosyncrasies.
Santana and Britney, Kurt and Blaine, Rachel and Jesse all got married the first two couples actually had a double wedding together.
It was really good for us to have our own separate lives for a few years.” As with any relationship, it wasn’t all wine and roses (“we made some mistakes,” said Stephanie), but they made sure to talk it out.
“My mom gave me some really good advice about letting go of the small stuff.” These stories of perseverance and success aren’t the norm, say experts.
The Tokimeki Memorial series lives and breathes this trope, thanks to the Legend of the respective High Schools of each game, where it's said that a confession at a specific place of the school a World Tree in the first and fourth games, a Bell Tower in the second, a slope in the third, a church in the Gender Flip game during Graduation Day will grant the young sweethearts eternal happiness in their couple.
Vince Mc Mahon and his wife Linda met when they were 16 and 13 respectively, and Vince proposed to Linda as soon as she graduated high school.