Saturday, December 2, 2023


Did you “go steady” in high school?

Think back to high school for a moment. Let us know when you’ve got a visual. Got it? Okay, good. Did you “go steady” with anyone? In other words, did you have a boyfriend/girlfriend who you dated for a long period of time?

If you happen to still be with your high school sweetheart, please leave a comment and tell us your story. We’d love to hear it!

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Anne (@guest_131385)
2 years ago

Been together since 8th grade, married for almost 52 years.

Catfish WILLIAMS (@guest_131276)
2 years ago

Yes – it was one of those things that the teachers say never work out. Been together 66 total years including 63 married. Together through two tours in Viet Nam (USMC) and a total of six years partially separated (same reason). Two, two and three grand, great and great-great grand kids. Life is great
Catfish and Doady WILLIAMS.

Dick Snyder (@guest_131126)
2 years ago

My wife and I were a steady couple through high school then went away to college, drifted apart and married the wrong people. At our 40th HS reunion, we reconnected, got married and have shared the last 18 years happily.

Sharon Nelson (@guest_131168)
2 years ago
Reply to  Dick Snyder

Congratulations! What a great story…

Peggy (@guest_130934)
2 years ago

Yes, and been married for 45 years

Robert L Snideman (@guest_130907)
2 years ago

Yes, but we eventually went other ways. Now, onto 55 years with another gal.

GWM (@guest_130856)
2 years ago

Yes…Married 53 years next month to the love of my life. Then and Now.

Retired Firefighter Tom (@guest_130854)
2 years ago

Had a “steady” for almost a year until she asked her priest about marrying a Lutheran [1964]. BIG no-no for Catholics at the time. Met a friend of hers while roller skating. Dated 3 years, then married 52+ years. Died due to dementia that turned into Alzhermer’s 11-29-19. Now together with my late wife’s BFF since 7th grade. Met her on a double-date with my future wife and best friends ever since.

Connie VH (@guest_130853)
2 years ago

Reading some of the success stories below make me really miss the up and down arrows….. well, the up arrows anyway. Congrats to all!

Connie VH (@guest_130852)
2 years ago

Went steady, got engaged, got married, had kids (3)😁, then… divorced.😣
Married #2 after 6 months……35 years ago.👍😁

Diane M (@guest_130851)
2 years ago

Dated my boyfriend junior and senior years of high school and 1st year of college, then broke up – my fault. I still have fond memories of that guy from more than 50 years ago, but I’m happily married for 46 years to the guy who followed him.

Kelly R (@guest_130848)
2 years ago

In four more days we will have been going steady, since high school, for 61 years.

M. C. (@guest_130843)
2 years ago

Graduated from High School in 1969, married my sweetheart in 1973. Just celebrated 48 years of happiness together!

Grant Graves (@guest_130836)
2 years ago

many times but mostly short-term.

Gary Reed (@guest_130831)
2 years ago

Married my high school steady in 1966, 4 years (4 years of college) after high school. Happily married for 23 years until she passed away from breast cancer.
She was the love of my life.
still miss her.

DW/ND (@guest_130838)
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Reed

Sorry for your loss Gary. Such a devastating disease. We plan our lives together – and then the unthinkable. (We lost our daughter of 44 to breast cancer and our son to CO2.)

Gary G (@guest_130830)
2 years ago

Nope, too damned shy in high school! Looking back wished I had. Met my wife in college going on 52 years, love of my life!

Gene Bjerke (@guest_130825)
2 years ago

Unfortunately, I went on and married her.

Clyde (@guest_130829)
2 years ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

YES March 1 1956. Married August 8 1958. 63 years this August. NOT UNFORTUNATELY.

Skip (@guest_130821)
2 years ago

Nope. Too many girls so little time. Going steady seemed like marriage to me and marriage meant adult responsibilities of the scare kind. So a date and move on. Last class reunion those that were steady then married and are now divorced. Glad I missed the traps and ventured solo for some years after high school. Doesn’t mean I avoided divorce one time I did but not marry a gal from high school or a local town. Yet I see some on here that marry their high school sweethearts and still married. I think that is awesome in its own right.

T hartman (@guest_130828)
2 years ago
Reply to  Skip

We got married one month after her graduation. 37 years later, we are still in love.

T Edwards (@guest_130816)
2 years ago

We were steady for two years. In my senior year, she moved to Tennessee, we moved to PA. Our long distance relationship didn’t last long. We lost track of each other.

Wayne Braxton (@guest_130815)
2 years ago

Had more important things to do. Baseball, work and snorkeling in beautiful Key West.

Judy Castle (@guest_130812)
2 years ago

Went steady for four years (with a few separations) then married in 1963 and had four children. Camped with them thru 70s and 80s. Have returned to camping with the dog in 2017. Every trip is special as we don’t know how much longer we can camp!

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