Friends reunited dating over 50
The rekindling of young love after many years apart is the key to long-lasting wedded bliss, researchers say.A study in the United States found that people who rekindled youthful romances at least five years after they had split up had a 76 per cent chance of staying together, compared with a 40 per cent chance of successful marriage in the rest of the population.They were brave and plucked up the courage to join us online, without any obligation or commitment.Why not join us today, with NO obligation to pay anything or even to remain a member if you don't wish to?Professor Kalish said: "Perhaps absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
This research may serve as a cautionary tale for today's parents to think twice before they interfere with a teen's romance or dismiss it as 'just puppy love'." The professor said curiosity or finding their first love by chance caused problems for some people.
The average age of those involved in the reunions was 36.
Older couples attributed their success to having re-found their soulmates and to increased maturity.
Some 15 per cent had lasted four or five years and 12 per cent more than five years.
Many of those who were reunited said that they resented their parents belittling these early romances, calling them crushes or puppy love.
They became sweethearts and dated for three years before Mr Turner left their home town of Swindon, Wiltshire, to begin his National Service.