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Some Love Stories Begin in High School

Nancy and Rob Hughes fell in love at the Hampton Bays High School senior prom.

It may be hard to believe, but there are still numerous married couples around the area whose love story didn't start on the Internet or at a local bar — it started in the halls of their high school.

One such couple is Nancy and Rob Hughes, of Hampton Bays. She was a high school senior, and he was sophomore when they met. Their love connection sealed at the senior prom.

The couple started dating in 1984 when it cost $1.50 for a gallon of gas that would take your car with the radio jamming to Wham's "Wake Me up Before You Go" to the movie theatre where you could pay $2.50 to see "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones," "Karate Kid," or "Splash."

The couple married in April 1991. Twenty-two years and two kids later they are still together.

"Crazy how time flies," said Nancy, who said she and her husband have been to the west coast and back, now making their home where love story began.

But, Nancy and Rob's romance isn't the only one that started among the flickering lights of the dance floor. Numerous other Patch readers too made a connection as teenagers.

We put out a call on Facebook and got a number of responses from residents who are now married after being high school sweethearts.

Tracy Collins Malone said "There are SO many from Westhampton Beach High School class of '97. My husband Brendan Malone and I have been married for 8 years."

Corinne Kolb write, "I've been married to my wonderful handsome husband since 1996!"

Audrey Matz-Pasierb said, "My parents! Both Hampton Bays High School graduates, classes of '57 & '58, married 52 years!!"

Dan Cooper wrote, "My wife, Jen Cooper and I were senior prom king and queen, married in 1994, 3 kids and 18 years later still my Valentine!"

And Nanette Jackson Catena write, "Married since 1979!"

Patch wants to know: Did you marry your high school sweetheart? Shout out a Valentine message in the comment section below.

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