A romance (but not a partnership) between young people is referred to as a childhood sweetheart. This might happen as a result of a friendship extension, physical attraction, or inherent affinity. It’s usually a platonic connection that lasts a brief to medium amount of time. Later in childhood and/or adulthood, this experience serves as the foundation for future connections. Typically, a person will only have one childhood love because this phrase denotes a turning point in a young person’s growth, development, and maturity. In ideal circumstances, the phrase refers to both people and is reciprocal, therefore the plural form of childhood sweethearts. The relationship could be romantic or just a continuation of a strong friendship. In order to convey affection, kissing is frequently used as a form of intimacy. This is in addition to hugging/cuddling, holding hands, and other forms of affection. In some cases, the term “first love” may be appropriate. Following the separation or death of their adult spouses, these friendships are occasionally “rekindled” in later years, leading to a later life marriage, union, etc. These incidents are noteworthy because they have received widespread media attention. Every now and then, you come across a love story that puts all other love stories to shame. (Perhaps not to shame, but you get the idea.) Some love stories are so epic that they deserve to be told again and again as proof that love exists. These stories of long-lasting childhood romances, for example, will not only warm your heart, but will also make you wish you had met that cute kid who grew up down the street from your childhood home. We grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same elementary, middle, and high schools. She had always been my crush, but I wasn’t always hers. We were only pals at the time. She and her husband moved into the house across the street from me when we were approximately 30 years old. Since high school, we hadn’t seen or spoken to each other. We talk to each other as friends during the period she and her husband are staying there. Of course, I discover that I still have feelings for her, but I don’t express it. Her marriage falls apart (he’s not a good guy), and she approaches me to ask me out. She asked me out, which was fortunate for me. She ended up having a crush on me, as it turned out:) Today, I can claim that I’m married to the girl I’ve admired since first grade. We’re also expecting our first child:) There’s a lot of backstory leading up to the point when we got married, but her moving in across the street is what brought us together.