Post # 1
So I have seen a lot of reunion posts on my facebook lately and realized mine should be coming up soon! (5 year)
Not quite sure what the etiquette is on significant others and these events.. I have a boyfriend of about 9 months and even though we are both committed I don’t know if it is too soon in our relationship for me to consider inviting him to a reunion like that.. or if it would be rude not to? I guess really I could just ask him and let him decide but I am curious on where you all stand on this topic?
Do you think a high school reunion is more of a thing to do on your own to reminisce and reconnect with old friends? or something you should invite your SO to so that he or she gets to meet people from your past?
Post # 3
willow_1960: I went to my 15 year reunion last year, but FI had to work that day so he couldn’t make it. I know he would’ve had a great time meeting some of my old friends if he came along, but at the same time, it wasn’t a big deal to me that he wasn’t there either.
There was definitely a mix of SOs that were having a great time and others that weren’t engaged, so I definitely think it depends on if your SO is interested in going and if you’re willing to explain who’s who, old stories and inside jokes.
Post # 4
I did my 5 year last year so using that as my basis I’d say not to invite him unless you really desire to have him or know that everyone else will be bringing someone.
I didn’t bring my long-term SO to mine and I was glad because literally no one brought significant others (who weren’t already also alumni), Mine was held at a bar and most people enjoyed just hanging out having a few drinks with old classmates they hadn’t seen in ages.
If I were in your shoes, I’d go by myself and see everyone. If there were a special group of friends you wanted to see in addition I’d invite them to meet for lunch the next day or something and have your SO come along if he was really interested to meet people.
Post # 5
I had a SO when I had my 10 year reunion, but we had been dating for 5 months and the tickets were $50, so he just met up with us after. I think that was the better thing to do regardless of the price. I was very happy to spend the night with my friends and not having to entertain.
Post # 6
my 10 year reunion was this past november. FI and i went, because they invited significant others. then again, most of my classmates ended up coupling up with other classmates (or someone a year ahead or a year behind). so it wasn’t a lot of random spouses. i think he was one of maybe 10 significant others that didn’t go to high school with my class.
Post # 7
I met FI in Sept and he brought me to his ten year reunion that Nov! Are you guys serious? Do you want him there? If you want him to come, ask!
Post # 8
I did not bring my husband to my ten year. We made it a “girl’s night” and we all stayed at a friend’s condo by the reunion. I did not want to have to worry aboit him being bored/not having anyone to talk to.
Post # 9
I don’t have a so but if I did I would vote no unless he went to the same high school as me. I wouldn’t want my future so stuck in a corner and being bored. I would just want to have a fun time seeing old friends and not having to worry about my future so being bored and what not.