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Thinking about reuniting with an old love?

Linda Waud and Charles "Ben" Waud dated through most of high school and a year of college, and then went their separate ways.

It wasn't until they bumped into each other at their 35-year high school reunion that he told her, "I guess it's time for us to talk."

Shortly after the reunion, they got married, and the Florida couple has been inseparable for more than two decades.

"Yes, this can be a beautiful life," Linda Waud said.

Now, mostly because of social media, more couples are experiencing the rekindling of high school and college romances, though not as many are encountering the happily-ever-after ending that Waud and her husband now have.

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