The first kiss: Everything had culminated to this moment. It's do or die. The pressure is on. Your heart is about to beat right out of your chest. Even if it goes terribly, at least you'll get a good story out of it, right?
Take a look at these hilarious first kiss stories as told by Reddit users.
"My first ever kiss was on the day of my pretend wedding with Shelley K. in kindergarten. We married at the little plastic house while other kids cheered and she was so anxious to kiss me in front of everybody that she cried...even though she was the one who wanted to marry and have babies. Thanks Shelley."
2. He'll never live this down
"First date with a girl, huge crush. We were 15 I think - my mom drove us to the movies. We were in the movie, kissing, when a really funny line happened in the movie - I laughed with my mouth occupied and wound up snotting on her cheek. Not my best moment."
3. High fives all around
"My first kiss was only about a year ago with my first girlfriend. We were each other's first SO (Significant Other) so everything was new. She was terrified to kiss me because she didn't know how. I think she told me at a later date that she looked up how on Wikipedia. It took about five minutes of psyching herself up before she quickly pecked me on my lips. She exclaim[ed] 'Hey! that wasn't that bad!' [then] she gave me a high-five. I was trying my hardest not to laugh."
4. A valid concern
"I was seven at my birthday party and one of the girls invited kissed me and then I was under the table crying because I thought I was going to get cooties and die".
5. When Flo is third wheeling
"My first kiss was at camp on our soccer field pretty late at night. Neither of us had ever kissed anyone before and we were both kinda nervous the whole time cause we both knew it was gonna happen that night. We were lying down in the middle of the field looking up at the stars and listening to music (on Pandora). She was a little more embarrassed to go in for the kiss than I was so I was calming her down telling her to just relax and listen to the music and stuff. We finally both leaned in and about one second into the kiss Flo from Progressive started screaming something about motorcycle insurance on a Pandora advertisement. It was pretty awkward but we both started laughing pretty hard. We both had our first kiss to the soundtrack of a Progressive insurance commercial. The rest of the summer if anything awkward happened we'd say 'well that was progressive' and no one else got it except us."
"I was about eight and she was a year older. She wanted to kiss, while I did not. She told me if I didn't kiss her the neighbor's horse would eat me. I reluctantly kissed her then ran home. That horse never got me."
7. It could have been worse
"I was about 10, and was on the city bus with my sister and her friend. Her friend's brother (who was probably 12) got on the bus and walked back [to] where we were sitting. My sister and her friend dared me to kiss the friend's brother. So I dipped him, and smacked one on him. The bus driver kicked us off. Joke was on the driver though, because she kicked us off at our house!"
8. Blacking out
"17; it was in a play in high school. He was one of my good friends and I had a huge crush on him - he had a girlfriend. Right at the end of the play he kissed me (nobody else in the play knew it was going to happen, and only he and the director - I was supposed to be surprised). It was really good but I blacked out a little because of how nervous I was. So yeah, between the weekend of the play performances my entire school and teachers and parents and brother and cousins all saw my first few kisses."
9. Hope you got your shots
"I was at the local park with my first girlfriend and we went under the slide and sat down. As I leaned in for the kiss I set my hand on the ground for support and a rusty tack ended in my hand. I still got the kiss so it was worth it."
10. Hanger: The struggle is real
"I had earlier mentioned I was really hungry. The night progresses, and he leans in and kisses me. I am oblivious, so this caught me completely off guard. My response as his mouth is on mine is to say 'No. Food.' I am not a smart girl."
11. Hardware problems
"I had the brace face kiss; nothing but clanking metal, awkward. :/"
"6th grade: She asked what I was getting her for her birthday, I told her 'a hug and a kiss (;'. Right before class I laid it on her only for her to awkwardly stare at me afterwords. Being 12, I tried breaking the awkward moment by yelling 'Yes!' and jumping in the air."
"I'm a short guy (about 5'3") and she was one of the tallest girls in my grade. Long story short, she had to sit down."
15. The future is now
"First kiss for both of us; it was like a peck on the lips. We couldn't figure out how to do it properly so we ended up having to Google it... Surprisingly not awkward, and not a bad turn out since we spent the entire day afterwards 'practicing'."
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David Snell is a writer for the FamilyShare team, specializing in humor writing. He's trilingual (English, Spanish and Movie Quotes), passionate about all things communication and is always up for learning something new.