“With the growing use of social media by people in this age group, we’re seeing more people who are actually getting back in touch and interacting with a former sweetheart,” Garcia says.
“Neurobiologically, loving someone leaves a mark, good or bad,” says Justin Garcia, Ph.
An even higher proportion—nearly 75 percent—said they knew what they want.
Getting back in touch with a special someone from your youth can be worthwhile, regardless of the ultimate outcome.
For seven years she had been living alone following the death of her husband, with whom she’d had two children and a happy 55-year marriage.
“I was living alone, but I had enough friends to enjoy a full life and I hadn’t even thought about dating,” says “Cathy,” who asked that we not use her real name to protect her privacy.
Cathy, however, preferred going to plays, seeing movies, or meeting friends for dinner in the city.