After Karen Lynch and Rick Hayward went on their first date as high school students, Lynch was excited about how well things had gone. So imagine her confusion when Hayward never called again. They both grew up and moved on with their lives. But then, 33 years later, Lynch learned the painful truth about why Hayward had never followed up for a second date.
It was the late 1970s when Pennsylvania high school students Lynch and Hayward went on their first date. They went to the local bowling alley in Willow Grove, where Lynch thought they had an instant connection. Excited about how the date went, Lynch waited for Hayward to call.
Lynch, however, would be waiting a long time. Hayward’s call never came. Naturally, Lynch was a little surprised and no doubt disappointed. Time passed, weeks turned into months, and months turned into years. Indeed, decades went by, during which time both people moved on with their lives.