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Janice moved to Los Angeles and eventually to Reno, Nevada, to run her family's diving board business.
Over 47 years, each married and divorced multiple times. And once, when both were single, they even talked about getting back together.
"I was an idiot [for not rekindling the romance at that time]," Prentiss says.
"Shared history brings a comfort we especially want as we get older," says psychologist Stan Tatkin, author of Your Brain on Love. Dating wasn't high on Debby's priority list; she had recently ended a long relationship that followed her divorce.
Maybe you've already reconnected with a college boyfriend on Facebook, or Googled that girl from high school on whom you had a maddening crush. But for some, reconnecting with a former flame can be a familiar and comfortable way to find lasting love.
And such matches are becoming increasingly common, thanks to the explosion of social media.
A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center found that more than half of Internet users over 50 are on Facebook and that finding people from their past is among their top reasons for logging on.
Just how many of those old friends turn into new partners is harder to pinpoint.