Adorable Teen Boys Make Yearbook’s ‘Cutest Couple’ And I Can See Why

Gay Teen Boys Named Yearbook Cutest CoupleAwwww and awwwww. Here’s a yearbook photo that deserves to be shared and passed around on the internets and it has done just that, shared over 100,000 times in 24 hours after it was first posted on Tumblr. A high school student by the name of Chelsea posted a photograph of her friends Brad Taylor And Dylan Meehan who were voted “Cutest Couple” by the student body. She captioned the photo:

“Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class. First time in my school history a same sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school.”

 

The Huffington Post reached out to this adorable couple who had this to say about their internet fame:

This whole thing has been a bit surreal for us because we have been raised to believe that love is love. We never realized that our happiness and openness would inspire so many individuals. The support we have received from our family, friends, and even strangers has led us to believe that our affection for each other is normal … When we started dating a year [ago], the thought of a photo of us traveling throughout the world would be a bit frightening, but now we are proud to be part of the LGBT community.

 

Your affection is normal and you guys are totally adorable. Although I’m totally charmed by this couple part of me hopes that as they either go to college or enter the workforce after graduation that they both date other people, because when I hear about a lot of couples who dated in high school and stayed together the MOM part of me is always thinking Meet new people! Date lots of people! Find yourself! Don’t settle down go to Europe first! Or at least that is what I will tell my own kids. yeah, yeah I know some of you are still with your high school sweethearts and happy as little in-love clams but I’m old fashioned, I think people should sleep with a hundred different people before settling down. But no matter how long these two cutie pies are together this picture sure is an adorable memento of their high school careers and how they found love. Awww, we all need to hug each other now.

(Photo: Tumblr)

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    • http://www.whatwouldshethink.com/ Rachelle

      If anyone should have to catch the gay, I hope they get their strain.

      • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

        EeeeeEeeeee! They are so cute. and I love how they look sorta like 1980′s boys. I wanna eavesdrop on them while they listen to Kajagoogoo.

    • Blueathena623

      I like this story, but I hope someday, within my lifetime (I’m trying to be realistic, not pessimistic) that these situations will not be newsworthy events.

      • LiteBrite

        I saw a picture on Facebook of a mixed-race couple. They were holding a sign that said “50 years ago our marriage was illegal”, and my first thought was “Uh…why?” Then it hit me. I’m hoping someday we can look at a picture of a gay couple and have the same reaction.

      • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

        Me too to both you and the bunny, me tooooo. But I love how people liked and shared it, it gives me hope

      • once upon a time

        Yeah, I agree completely. When I see stories like this I think, “Yay!” and then I think, “But how sad that it’s so unusual that it’s a newsworthy story.” But I think that as long as there are narrow minded jerks who kick up a fuss about stuff like this, we need to scream our approval even louder.

    • diggerydoo

      You know what would have been HILARIOUS? If someone had gone in and changed the caption to “Ugly Hoes” or even better yet, something some derogatory term about gays! I bet Mommyish writer Amanda Low would’ve just been rolling on the floor laughing! I’m sure those boys would’ve found a way to get over it.

      • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

        I’m not Amanda. I thought what was done to the cheerleader was criminal and out and out bullying and slut-shaming. If I had written it up I would have had a vastly different POV. But thanks for reading.

    • Oz

      Beautiful article, and they are a damn good-looking couple, but I just wanted to call ‘not cool’ on discouraging life-long romances from high school. My partner and I were high school sweethearts and we couldn’t be happier. We’ve travelled loads, we’ve met people from all walks of life and we haven’t missed out on a single thing. It’s kind of unusual nowadays and I feel pretty blessed that all of my firsts were, and continue to be, with that one person. If my son or daughter fell in love (and was reciprocated) on the first try I’d be delighted.

      I honestly don’t think I’d want to be with someone who had bonked their way through 100 people before me!

    • meteor_echo

      “I think people should sleep with a hundred different people before settling down.”
      NO. People should be with as many people as they actually want before settling down, be it a hundred or one. Besides, what’s bad about finding that one person early? You waste less nerves and time on somebody who isn’t right for you.

      • Abendwind

        “People should be with as many people as they actually want before settling down, be it a hundred or one. Besides, what’s bad about finding that one person early? You waste less nerves and time on somebody who isn’t right for you.”

        Because that’s not the Openminded™ opinion.

      • meteor_echo

        *shrugs*
        I guess. I wouldn’t want to date/sleep with 100 people to find somebody who’s right for me, and I wouldn’t want someone who’s dated/slept with 100 people either. Perhaps because I’m a speshul snowflake who wants to be, well, speshul.