There are some romantic partners that, no matter how hard you try, you cannot scrub from your brain and heart.
In some cases they're your first love - the one who drew you into the scary waters of vulnerability and then left you heartbroken and melted. Other times it's a stranger or acquaintance who left a mark of infatuation too strong to shake or forget. But in many cases, the one who got away has an arc for more complex - a relationship that failed, or maybe never officially sparked, and years of longing.
These stories range from beautiful to heartbreaking to deeply surprising.
Met a girl on an early era Internet date, before OkCupid and stuff was around.
We met at a restaurant around 6pm and had talked all night til they told us they were closing.
We clicked big time.
She up and vanished on me after that. Found out several years later she’d been killed in an accident.