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7 New Year's Kiss Stories That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Swoon

6 months ago, 29 Dec 19:58

By: Jessica Migala

For many of us the New Year’s kiss is everything. It not only signals a good time, but you may consider it a sign that good things are ahead in the romance department for the coming year. Okay, it’s totally hyped up. And you might be calling B.S. on the whole “find someone to kiss at midnight” stuff—or not. Google "New Year’s kiss" and you’ll find a bunch of articles that pop up, promising to show you how to get a kiss, as if your 2018 depended on it. Happily, it does not. And you know it. But that doesn’t mean that a New Year’s kiss can’t be made of movie magical send-butterflies-into-your-belly stuff. However, if things take a sour turn with your date or you’re left blowing into a noisemaker and sipping champagne come midnight, it’s going to be okay. In fact, the quest for the perfect (or, heck, any) kiss/night/whatever can often backfire. We asked seven women to share their most memorable New Year’s smooches. Some are romantic (they’re married now!) while some reveal why going solo may be better than having a date after all. Others even start off romantic (a Parisian bf!) and end up fizzling out. Here, they lay it all out there for us. All we know is we applaud these women for getting all honest and reminding us that when the ball drops, you’ll have an awesome 2018—kiss-of-a-lifetime or not. “I was 22 and living in Paris after college. I met a tall, blonde boy (with an accent!) and he and I had been dating for a few months. When NYE plans came up, I was invited to go with him and his friends to party in Brussels. Brussels! That night, we hit the club and immediately popped the champagne. That’s when his friend dropped a bombshell on me: My boyfriend was going to say je t’aime (I love you) at midnight. I wasn’t ready to say it back and I sure didn’t just want to say a lame thank you, so I did the only reasonable thing I could think of: I hid in the bathroom until midnight passed. After I got out, my French boyfriend was frantic—and we shared a delayed New Year’s kiss. Lucky for me, he was too mad to say I love you that night. But he barely spoke to me for the four-hour car ride back to Paris the next day. Needless to say, that relationship didn’t last long.” —Casey Hekker, 28 Find out why people kiss on New Year's Eve: “Prior to a few years ago, I never really had a kiss from anyone on New Year's that meant anything. But my boyfriend of eight months and I were with friends in a typical Chicago bar (we chose it because it was one of the only places you didn’t have to pay to get in, ha!). Though nothing remarkable happened, the midnight kiss ended up being with the guy that I’m going to marry. (Even though at that the time ...
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7 New Year's Kiss Stories That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Swoon

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For many of us the New Year’s kiss is everything. It not only signals a good time, but you may consider it a sign that good things are ahead in the romance department for the coming year. Okay, it’s totally hyped up. And you might be calling B.S. on the whole “find someone to kiss at midnight” stuff—or not. Google "New Year’s kiss" and you’ll find a bunch of articles that pop up, promising to show you how to get a kiss, as if your 2018 depended on it. Happily, it does not. And you know it. But that doesn’t mean that a New Year’s kiss can’t be made of movie magical send-butterflies-into-your-belly stuff. However, if things take a sour turn with your date or you’re left blowing into a noisemaker and sipping champagne come midnight, it’s going to be okay. In fact, the quest for the perfect (or, heck, any) kiss/night/whatever can often backfire. We asked seven women to share their most memorable New Year’s smooches. Some are romantic (they’re married now!) while some reveal why going solo may be better than having a date after all. Others even start off romantic (a Parisian bf!) and end up fizzling out. Here, they lay it all out there for us. All we know is we applaud these women for getting all honest and reminding us that when the ball drops, you’ll have an awesome 2018—kiss-of-a-lifetime or not. “I was 22 and living in Paris after college. I met a tall, blonde boy (with an accent!) and he and I had been dating for a few months. When NYE plans came up, I was invited to go with him and his friends to party in Brussels. Brussels! That night, we hit the club and immediately popped the champagne. That’s when his friend dropped a bombshell on me: My boyfriend was going to say je t’aime (I love you) at midnight. I wasn’t ready to say it back and I sure didn’t just want to say a lame thank you, so I did the only reasonable thing I could think of: I hid in the bathroom until midnight passed. After I got out, my French boyfriend was frantic—and we shared a delayed New Year’s kiss. Lucky for me, he was too mad to say I love you that night. But he barely spoke to me for the four-hour car ride back to Paris the next day. Needless to say, that relationship didn’t last long.” —Casey Hekker, 28 Find out why people kiss on New Year's Eve: “Prior to a few years ago, I never really had a kiss from anyone on New Year's that meant anything. But my boyfriend of eight months and I were with friends in a typical Chicago bar (we chose it because it was one of the only places you didn’t have to pay to get in, ha!). Though nothing remarkable happened, the midnight kiss ended up being with the guy that I’m going to marry. (Even though at that the time ...
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