Throughout a lifetime, teens have many milestones that contribute to who they are. These memorable moments may include graduating high school, getting married or securing that first job. And some moments cause a little more chagrin, such as a first kiss.
First kisses stories can range from a sweet kiss to a total disaster. For senior Charlotte Wirtz, her first kiss was a little less than ideal.
“We went on a walk at Christ School. It was cute–the sun was setting and he gave me a hug. Then I was like, ‘Okay I got to get out of here.’ I guess he thought it was time to kiss me, but his tongue went up my nose. You can’t make that up. It was the worst,” said Wirtz.
For many teenagers, first kisses are not always an expression of feelings for someone, but rather a the result of a dare or game. For sophomore Maddy Churchill, that was the case.
“We started playing ‘Truth or Dare,’ and my friend dared me to kiss [this guy]. I wouldn’t kiss him, so then she said, ‘If you don’t, then I will.’ So I ended up kissing him,” said Churchill.
On New Year’s Eve, midnight kisses are often a tradition that is shared throughout the world. For sophomore Emily Buchner, that famous midnight kiss was her first kiss.
“We had been talking for a little bit, and he asked me to hang out on New Year’s. When the ball dropped, he kissed me, and that was my first kiss,” she said.
First kisses are things that people of all ages can relate to. For Freshman Academy teacher Cristina McMinn, her first kiss was her eighth grade year on the annual field trip.
“It was with the boy I had the biggest crush on… He was six feet, and I am five feet. We were on the dance floor at Medieval Times, and he stooped down very low,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m in heaven!’”
First kisses can occur when two people are both inexperienced, or for some, such as sophomore Roy Padilla, a kiss can come from someone who is older.
“I met this girl who was two years older than me, but she didn’t know that. She was the one that taught me how to kiss. While we were on a plane, we were just talking about how I hadn’t had my first kiss. It was a pretty long plane ride, so eventually I learned how to kiss,” he said.
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