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10 people reveal where their high school crushes eventually ended up in life and it's riveting

Sometimes, people like to do a little digging to find out what happened to their high school crushes, who once made their hearts flutter.

10 people reveal where their high school crushes eventually ended up in life and it's riveting
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What happened to those crushes?

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro Studio

You might have had a high school crush that fizzled away as soon as you graduated. That's the reality of casual crushes, where people grow up to realize what they want in their lives and what kind of person they want to be with. But sometimes, we wonder what could have happened to those classmates and friends we had a crush on in high school. Are they still alive? Are they successful? Are they in touch with mutual friends? We often have a lot of things running through our minds about them. u/AdInevitable9740 asked the Reddit community to share any whereabouts of their high school crushes in case they know anything about their lives. Many people came forward and disclosed how their crushes went from losing touch with everyone to even getting married to another person. Here are ten of the most interesting answers shared by the Reddit community.

1. Revealed their actual sexuality

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | 42 North

Turned out we were both gay. Most hilarious breakup I've ever had. Hands down the best, but we fell out of touch. But yeah, he said something along the lines of, 'I don't know how I feel about kissing women' and I gotta say I felt about the same way reversed. Every man I've ever thought I liked has been extremely gay and I didn't start dating women until after high school. u/FrogginBullfish_. My high school boyfriend turned out to be asexual and I realized dating him that I'm a lesbian. He's the perfect man, I just don't like men. The funny thing is, I broke up with him to try and date my crush, but we crashed and burned. The next girl he dated turned out to be bi, and after breaking up with him, she dated her crush - the same girl! All of us are married now. He has a wife and kids with a poly arrangement. The bi chick has a husband and a kid. We are all friends 30 years later. u/sainsa

2. Have a successful career now

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Anna Shvets

Became a neurosurgeon with a very good-looking wife + 2 children. He was a super sweet and nice guy to all with really good looks. All the girls were smitten. u/plush_princess5. Maybe not a neurosurgeon, but similar to mine. Went to an Ivy League to play sports, became super successful, married a model and has 2 kids. He was tall, super good-looking and one of the kindest people I’ve met. Made a point to engage with everyone, doesn’t matter if you were a loner or nerdy or whatever. Legit, just happy for him. u/thisisrealgoodtea

3. Got married to the crush

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Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Jasmine Carter

He grew up in a broken family, and both of his parents were addicts. They divorced when he was 4 or 5. His parents remained addicts. In high school, his mom was arrested and ended up in prison on a 10-year sentence for drugs and child neglect. After graduation, he didn’t go to college. He worked at a bar for a few years before going into real estate, which turned out to be his passion. He’s now working as an operations manager for a nationwide real estate company, making six figures while his wife is a stay-at-home dog/cat mom and working on her own small business. I’m his wife. Life is good. u/0_o_hi

4. Cut off contacts

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

He disappeared off social media, moved somewhere really remote and hasn’t kept in touch with any of his many, many friends for some reason. Last I heard not married and have no kids. u/mntnsrcalling70028. I'm one of those! I was bullied and hated school. I left and had a pretty adventurous life, and I've settled into a career I'm proud of. I don't feel like I want to share any of that with them. I keep in touch by texting. u/ForecastForFourCats. I've considered joining the French foreign legions just because I can have no contact with anyone I know while still earning a living in another country entirely. u/depressed_man1

5. Lost life to drugs

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kindel Media

She was a mom of two kids. I have no idea who the father is/was, but she overdosed on what I assume is heroin though the town paper doesn't officially say. She is the third person in my high school class of only 90 kids to pass from this. She was a smart and pretty girl who brightened any room. I was in shock when I heard. Don't do drugs, people. u/anderc4. I feel your pain, truly. I miss mine too. She doesn’t stay in contact anymore. She doesn’t want help and she doesn’t want anyone to know where she is. I only know because my other best friend back home is a social worker now who works with addicts in the area and he let me know she’s still alive. When she used to be in contact occasionally, her texts and phone calls made no sense either. u/TeeTheT-Rex

6. High school sweethearts

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Gustavo Fring

I was 14. At the beginning of the new school year, I was running late to my new English class. The class was too full to accommodate me and a few others, so at the last minute, I was switched to another English class with different people/teachers, etc. I walked into class, I sat down and I saw ‘him.’ I remember just feeling this intense admiration and awe because he was just SO handsome. He was quiet, kept to himself, almost mysterious. 9 years later, we are still together, and very glad that I was running late that day and therefore, got moved into his English class or else we would have never met. u/paddyton

7. Turned out to be a fraud

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

Man, if you had asked this 5 years ago, I would have said, living exactly the charmed upper-middle-class life everyone expected him to live. Degree from a good university, beautiful wife, beautiful home, kids, trips abroad. The good life. Came to find out he was subsidizing that life with a smidge of fraud and a touch of addiction to prescription pain medication. We’re talking about a federal investigation. Truly the biggest shock of my life. u/AlvinTaco

8. Drastic change in appearance

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Gijs Coolen
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Gijs Coolen

My high school boyfriend was gorgeous - tall, blond, clean-shaven, classically handsome bone structure. He modeled a bit after high school and then I lost touch with mutual friends. I tried to find him online (bored, curious) and he has zero online presence and a relatively common name. I went down a rabbit hole and found his mom and brother on Facebook and mom had a picture with high school boyfriend in the background. He’s a big biker dude with tons of facial hair. If his mom hadn’t captioned the photo I’d never in a million years known it was him. u/Different_Knee6210

9. Switched careers

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | SHVETS production

She failed out of engineering and that's the last I saw of her. I found out that a while later, she went back for accounting. Ended up in NYC working for Deloitte. We're from rural Canada. I think she did pretty well for herself. u/314159265358979326. Can confirm, scraped through engineering school, and worked in an engineering role for 6 months. Got an opportunity with Deloitte, was there 3 years in audit and I'm in a similar role now. u/CountQuifulla

10. Passed away after surgery

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

He died. He went in for a common surgery, some kind of shoulder rotator cuff thing and developed a pulmonary embolism. It can happen to anyone after surgery. He went to recovery, was discharged from the hospital two days later, then died in his sleep that night at home. He was 35 years old. He co-owned a local Irish Restaurant and pub with his best friend. Never married and had no kids but adored his siblings' children. He was a mean guy when we were young, but grew up to be a pretty nice guy. u/SnoBunny1982

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