Back in the early 1970s, teenager Adrian Pearce received a Christmas present from his girlfriend at the time: Vicki Allen. Yet just seconds beforehand, she had left him heartbroken by bringing their relationship to a grinding halt. And after that, Pearce refused to open the gift for 48 years. But in December 2018 he finally relented.
For many people, the first taste of love occurs in high school. Sometimes, those relationships even go on to stand the test of time, with the sweethearts staying together for the rest of their lives. Yet that’s by no means the case for everybody.