I came to the realization that girls do not really use this phrase, "The one that got away," when we talk about guys that we have dated. It is probably because most guys that us girls date end up not being the one for us and we realize that we would never work together. I bet some of you do have a guy that you could or would consider the one that got away though. I bet things did not work out with you and this guy because you were at different stages of your life at the time or the distance between you two was too great of a complication at the time. I have a one that got away and I will tell you all about it below.
The guy that got away from me was a guy that I dated my senior year of high school into my freshman year of college. He is the best guy that I have dated so far. In high school, he helped me out of a very dark time in my life. I was suffering from severe depression and even ended up in a mental hospital during my senior year. Through all that, he stuck with me and never failed to help me in any way that he could. He turned my senior year around for me and gave me a lot to look forward to at the time. He was my prom date and made it a very memorable night.
Then, after high school was over for me and I graduated, we hung out the whole summer. He made it a very memorable summer with tons of fun activities and adventures. Then came the time that I had to leave for college and leave him behind in my hometown. He was a grade lower than me, so he still had his senior year in high school to complete.
Things were going great for the first couple of months that I was in college. We would talk and video chat all the time. He would come and see me about every other weekend. I would go to my hometown and stay with him and his family for a weekend or two. I went back home for his senior homecoming dance and went to the dance with him. Then, things started to not be as great. We started not talking as much. We started to not see each other as often as we had before. We ultimately just grew apart because of the distance that my going to college had put between us.I still consider him the one that got away because even after the breakup, he was there for me if I needed him. Almost a full year after we had broken up, he attended my mother's funeral with me and was my biggest support through everything that had happened with my mother. He was an amazing boyfriend, best friend, and supporter of everything that I did. That is why he will remain the one that got away for a long time to come.