Facebook Gives Birth to the Retrosexual

Thanks to Facebook, more people are hooking up with long-lost crushes. Some are better off lost

Peter Arkle for TIME

Elise Garber married the first boy she ever kissed. She met him at an Outward Bound–style summer-camp program when she was 15, she "sort of dated" him for the summer, and then, like most teenage romances, it ended. Twenty-two years later, they met again on Facebook.

"I don't know why I looked him up," says the 37-year-old former advertising-agency executive in Chicago. Garber was showing a co-worker how Facebook works, and to demonstrate the search function — a feature that allows users to search for the names of people they know — she entered Harlan Robins, the name of the first...

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