Monday, 07 January 2013
What do you remember about your first slow dance with a boy or girl? Were you giddy? Were you sweating or shaking from nervousness? Were you unsure of exactly where to put your hands? Did you spend time thinking about whether or not it was awkward to start a conversation with the person during the slow dance? When the dance ended, did you talk to the person or did the two of you immediately part ways?
Who was the first person with whom you slow danced? Was he/she a person in your class on whom you had a crush? Was he/she a random person who asked you to dance, but for whom you had no romantic feelings?
Many people experience their first slow dances with boys or girls in middle or high school, when having romantic interactions with others is new and often extremely awkward. You probably remember the name of the person with whom you shared your first slow dance and how you knew the person. It is also very likely that as time progressed, you eventually lost touch with that person. This was not the case for Jeffrey and Alexa Schultz. For Jeffrey and Alexa, an awkward middle school slow dance turned into a marriage.
Jeffrey and Alexa went to the same middle school. The Huffington Post reports that when they were thirteen years old, they had crushes on one another. One day during recess, Jeffrey and Alexa learned that their feelings for one another went both ways, and they ended up dating (whatever middle school “dating” constitutes) from seventh grade until their freshman year of high school. They resumed dating their junior year of high school and married in 2011, four years later.
The couple’s story got a lot of attention when Jeffrey recently posted a picture on Reddit of the two of them dancing awkwardly in middle school next to a picture of the two of them on their wedding day.
Do you know of a couple who has gotten married after having known each other from a young age?
When and where was your first slow dance? How did you feel while the dance was going on? Do you still talk to the person with whom you slow danced?