Christopher and Mallory met when they were kids. It wasn’t at the local elementary school. It wasn’t at the playground or some other youth activity. The future spouses met in Bolivia. (The country, not the town outside of Wilmington.)
Lee and Lauren technically met as high school freshmen when she was a “stuck-up cheerleader” (her words) and he was the shy guy. It wasn’t until they met again as college freshmen that they stuck together.