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Men Share The Stories Of How They Ended Up Marrying Their First Loves

Remember, for a minute, the first girlfriend or boyfriend you ever had (hey, Ricky. Sup?).

Think about the day you met him or her (fall. Sophomore year. Stephanie Taylor's trampoline).

Bring yourself back to the moment you decided you like-liked him or her (fall. Sophomore year. Stephanie Taylor's trampoline).

Think about why you like-liked him or her (he was the only other giant in our town, and he had a face like one of the boys on the Dream Phone playing cards), and try to recall your first kiss (day before Valentine's Day. Sophomore year. We watched “Say Anything...” and I ended up getting a dis-GUS-ting stomach flu the next morning because cooties).

For some, fondly reflecting on the moments they shared with their first significant others isn't super necessary because, even in marriage, these couples are still going strong and making new memories (not including Ricky and me, but don't feel bad for us. He still has a face like one of the boys on the Dream Phone playing cards, and I've been growing out a pixie cut with dignity for the last six months -- both difficult feats).

What's the secret to staying together from the first date onward? Damned if I know, even after reading the stories shared by the men of Reddit when user trainxtrain asked them,

Men who married their first girlfriend, what's your story?

User huntergreenhoodie met his wife while they were sweating it out at their summer job.

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TheGovernator, a man who pretty much always knew his type, met his soul mate in Kindergarten.

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User ivanvzm kissed his wife for the first time over a decade ago and -- one can assume based on the fact they're expecting their second child -- he's still kissin' her to this day.

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It took Pancho_Lefty a long time to walk down the aisle because, you know, it's good to be certain.

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Redditor f*ckyou_dumbass' love story features a happy ending, but only after an M. Night Shyamalan switcheroo.

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Silly_little_pet shared a story that will honestly inspire you to live your most authentic life, no matter how terrifying it seems.

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SpeckledTile JUUUUUUUUUST made it official after a quick eight years.

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User dontwanttosleep and his now-wife had to raise their family young but just celebrated over two decades of unadulterated crushing it.

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These stories of young love successfully sustained may have arrived too late to help you hold on to your first love for eternity, but don't worry. There's definitely an alternate universe in which that's already a reality.

In another dimension, you and your first sig-oth could very well be riding down the highway in a minivan right now, gently arguing about your hectic schedules, wondering where that moldy smell is coming from and asking one of the kids to check under the back seats for a long-forgotten Pop-Tart or an old box of white cheddar Cheez-Its.

It may not be the most glamorous reality (in mine and Ricky's alt-uni marriage, we own a water park where everyone has to be at least 5'7” to get on the rides and slides. The scariest slide is called the "Too Tall Tidal Tower." A teenager died on it by accident a few years back, and we settled out of court), but the intricacies of inter-dimensional travel dictate you'll likely never know for certain what could have been.

Until technology exists that can help us traverse the boundaries between one life and the next, it's all about the memories.