No one was massively surprised when the business was offloaded to Beano-publisher DC Thomson at a £150million loss in August 2009.
The boy you secretly loved in high school may have never known you existed.
“Sad to hear Friends Reunited is shutting,” Jon Ronson tweeted on Monday in response to the news.
“I've happy memories of finding the boy who threw me in a lake and telling him I'm now a best-selling author.” Its website was basic and clunky, but in the first few years of the 21st century all websites were basic and clunky.
They are the ones who may have been high school sweethearts, good friends, or long lost loves.
They broke up or simply drifted away from each other, often losing touch for years.