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Do you remember your first kiss?

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Preview Staff
Preview Staff
January 28, 2020

Shannon: Mine was on a park bench under the stars with my first boyfriend. I was 17.

Rick: In 1990, I was a sophomore in high school, and I met a girl, and rather immediately became in love, as only a teenager can. But she was in a relationship with another guy, so I decided we would be best friends. Then there came a night when we were both lying on a hill looking at the stars. After a long silence, she said, “I’ve never been good at making the first move.” “Me neither,” I said, my heart a tympani. She asked what we should do about it, and I said, “We’re two intelligent teenage kids. I’m sure we can think of something if we put our heads together.” We did.

Yulia: It was so weird and awkward. But our lips were locked for about five minutes straight. It’s a day I will never forget.

Josiah: I was 6 years old, sitting on my bed, watching my siblings play video games, and then I saw her and realized she’d been there all along. It was the wall. We made eye contact, and then it happened: I kissed her. It was magical, and it lasted for longer than it should. Then I heard my name, and I realized I’d been caught. Of course I remember my first kiss; my siblings won’t let me forget it.

Rebecca: It was second grade. His name was Francisco. It meant something because he was cute, and I had no idea how it was to like someone or to call them a boyfriend. We were supposed to go to third grade together, but he left for Florida after the grade was over. All I did was shrug my shoulders and walked away from him. So much for that.

Andy: She tried to give me a tonsillectomy.

Hallie: Yes, and it was awful. I wish I could forget.

Alan: It was in first grade. Susan wanted to tell me a secret on the playground. When I leaned in to hear, she turned my face to hers and kissed me several times before I could pull away.

Sarah Beth: I was 13, and he was 14. He was standing in front of my sister’s car following a Friday night of roller skating. I asked him if he was going to kiss me. He sang at my wedding 10 years later.

Jimmie: It was a clear summer night with a slight breeze. I just admitted how I felt about her, and she told me she knew. As we kissed, there was stillness, as time stood still. There was no sound, no wind, just the everlasting bliss of that kiss and how I never wanted that moment to end.

Troy: Dear Lord, that was 40 years ago.

Zach: My first kiss was on a bench in a park in Florida. We ended up kissing for 10 minutes. It was cool.

Kristy: My first kiss? Yes, I do. I wasn’t expecting it.

Krystal: Sadie Hawkins dance. Does kindergarten count?

Patrick: I was 10 years old, and we had a missionary family staying with us. We both wondered what it would be like to kiss. We tried it, and it was awkward. We’re friends, and our families are friends to this day.

Andrea: I was 17, and he eventually ended up marrying one of my employees.