Honestly, I was so surprised to learn over the past few years that a whole lot of people have someone that got away. 50 years later, 5 years later, and all that lies in between. It seems we all are drawn (at times) to what might have been... #katyperry (is that how it's done or is @katyperry?) even has an AWESOME hit song out now about it - "The One That Got Away". Oh the number of songs about lost loves...
I really don't think people want "the one that got away" back (because most all of us don't!), but I think people long for what seems simpler. Whether it is easier to keep an old love than find a new one or the challenges of dating life truly are simpler than married life (my unmarried supposition but that seems a glaringly obvious statement ;-).
Anyway - tonight, #thisjanesays... Forget Exes. They are exes for a reason and would have stuck the first time if they were supposed to work. And although it has been awhile since feeling that love at first sight or maybe at first few dates in - I recall the feeling well and it being clearly accompanied by very real confirmation/clarity on the wrong prior loves (or wrong for long term - I don't want to disqualify love ever... like many friendships, we have loves for certain times in our lives and they are much fun!).