Look up High School Sweethearts and Frenemies

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(Newswire.net — January 22, 2019) — High school romance is very intense and many young adults assume they will get married, have kids and stay together forever. Then, life happens. One of them goes to college or off to a job in a faraway city. They lose touch and find other people. For some lucky lovers, they meet up decades later and rekindle their romance. For some, this could mean meeting at a wedding decades later or running into one another at the store. If you have a friend or someone special you’ve been wanting to look up, here are a few tips on how to reconnect.

Ask Friends and Family

If you are still in the same city, it might be worthwhile to check in with friends or relatives that might know where to find your former friend or significant other. Such meetings don’t have to be awkward. It doesn’t cost you anything but the courage to knock on a door or two. As long as you rehearse your speech and show your sincerity, chances are you’ll walk away with an email address or other contact information.

Check the Public Records

Googling someone isn’t always as easy as it seems. Savvy social media users use aliases or partial names to maintain their privacy. However, a more extensive people search can provide the results of literally millions of public records and deliver the information to you in minutes. This can provide your high school connection’s whereabouts and can also reveal things about their past that may make you decide to forego the reunion.

Reach Out to Connect

Reaching out is the really tough part. If you can, use a medium that lets you know if your message was received, such as Facebook, email, texting, and other non-stress options that let you keep re-introduce yourself in a low-key manner. It also softens the blow if the other person doesn’t feel the same way about reconnecting.

Here are a couple of tips for setting the tone when you finally meet in person.

  • Strike up a normal conversation to remind them how easily you once communicated.
  • Express remorse for not reaching out sooner. This lets them know you’ve been thinking about them without being too obvious.

By showing your sincerity and not coming on too strong, you just might end up with a beautiful friendship – or more.