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Ever met someone years later and been horribly disappointed?

Obviously, this is a very poorly photoshopped picture
Obviously, this is a very poorly photoshopped picture
In high school, I was friends with a girl named Laura. She was absolutely beautiful: blond hair, blue eyes, great physique, athletic, friendly, a cheerleader but not pretentious or snobbish. I lusted for her but knew that I was not mature enough to date before I left high school at age 16.

A few years ago, Laura contacted me on Facebook in connection with our 45th high school reunion; I had not attended a reunion since our 5th. I decided to attend because I was divorced, in a failing relationship, and I wanted to see if any of my female classmates might be single and available.

When I met Laura, I was shocked. She had gained so much weight. . . it was like the photo above, except it was real and not just photoshopped. She had developed a medical problem which required her to frequently use systemic steroidal medications, and that had caused tremendous weight gain. She was still nice, sweet, very pleasant, etc. and she was single and seemed to be interested in me but I could not get past the horrible physical transformation. I know - please don't remind me - that I should not judge her solely by her physical appearance, but the idea of lusting for her was impossible to imagine. . . and I felt guilty about that. . . and disappointed. . . and sympathetic about her medical condition.

Have you ever had such an experience?
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Vote A
No, whenever I meet someone from my past, they still look the same
Vote B
No, whenever I meet someone from my past, they still look the same or even better
Vote C
Yes, I've met someone from my past and they were a huge disappointment because of weight gain
Vote D
Yes, I've met someone from my past and they were a huge disappointment because of something physical other than weight gain
Vote E
Yes, I've met someone from my past and they were a huge disappointment because of non-physical factors
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