Today he lives with his girlfriend—a girl who, yes, we went to high school with.After joking with a friend about Oliver's dating plan I started to count the other instances of high school acquaintances getting together with each other only after graduation and could identify almost a dozen. I decided to reach out to a few of these high school friends and find out.Daren was acquaintances with his wife Lauren when we were all still worried about prom dates and detention, but it wasn't until eight years after graduation that they started dated.Though Daren says the commonalities of growing up in the same town didn't spark an attraction during high school, they certainly helped once the pair got romantic.The book raises some interesting questions about what we look for in a mate, as well as some alternative solutions for the marriage-minded among us.(Apparently, if you're a lady who wants to put a ring on it, is a single-man mecca.) But Birger also suggests that this "man shortage" might result in a surprising trend: women dating outside their class and education levels.And when that time comes, a firm commitment is what will get you through.
“Living in the same dorms seems like a good idea, but you can spend too much time together, which doesn’t allow people to grow,” she said."Compared with relationships I had with people I didn't go to high school or college with, I certainly felt a greater level of comfort at the onset," he says."Lauren and I continue to receive an overwhelming amount of support and encouragement from childhood friends and parents of friends who know us both—something I attribute in part to the fact people like rooting for home team' relationships."On the other hand my friend Sarah says she had a crush on her wife, Maddy, from the minute she met her in ninth grade.“It was really important that we found other activities.I joined a sorority and he made other friends from the dorms.” But Josh Branshaw, a kinesiology major at Cal Pol San Luis Obispo believes residence halls can be one of the places to meet people when starting college.