The UNLACED Blog Tour and Contest!

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The UNLACED Authors are having a blog tour today, with something fun for everyone!

We thought we’d talk about ‘firsts’ on all our blogs–first kiss, first date, first love and first breakup. And while we’re juicing all the gossip, we’ll give you all a chance to share your first and also win some great books.

Here are the rules.

You start here, read all our answers, share your answer in the post below, then hop to the other authors’ blogs and read all our other firsts. It’s easy and I’ll provide the links below.

In my blog we’re going to discuss our FIRST KISS.

Jaci Burton

I was 13, and at a party with a bunch of my friends. There was this gorgeous boy who I’d never seen before. He didn’t go to our school so I had no idea who he was, but I was mesmerized, because he was beautiful. Long blond hair, and the bluest eyes I’d ever seen, along with kissable full lips. For some reason we gravitated toward each other at the party and started talking–and believe me, for a shy gawky girl like me, this was a big deal. I could hardly believe he was paying attention to me at all. And when my curfew time hit and he offered to walk me home (I lived just across the alley), I was walking on the clouds, I was so excited! He held my hand and I think it was the slowest walk of my life. We stepped up onto my front porch and he looked at me (and omg, those eyes again…even in the dark I could swear they glowed). He pulled me into his arms and pressed his soft lips against mine. I was shaking, my heart pounded, and I had absolutely no idea what to do. I just knew I was experiencing my first kiss and it was wonderful. And then he slid his tongue in my mouth. Omg! Was that supposed to happen? What was I supposed to do with my tongue? Ack! I was so out of my element here. And then it was over, and he said goodbye. My lips were wet and I recall touching my fingertips to them.

I don’t think I slept at all that night.

I still laugh at how awkward and naive I was that I had no idea what french kissing was. :giggle:

Jasmine Haynes

My first kiss was Steve, and I was 14.  Two years older than me, he was the neighborhood bad boy, he rode a sexy motorcycle, and I thought he was so foxy (umm, yep, that was our terminology back then).  He tried to French kiss me, but I didn’t know what it was (call me a late bloomer, I guess).  I remembering telling my friend later, “he kept trying to put his tongue in my mouth.”  She was older and she laughed hysterically, then told me lots of people kissed that way.  I was used to watching classic movies, and they never kissed like that!  Married people even had twin beds in those movies.  Needless to say, Steve didn’t kiss me again, French kiss or otherwise.

Joey Hill

I think I actually kissed my first boy in first grade, and it was either a boy named Alex or Paul – Alex was slim and nerdy looking, Paul was cute and more athletic (and what is athletic in first grade? I have no clue). However, I can’t remember much about that clearly. I remember asking one of them to kiss me behind the filmstrip view screen, but can’t remember if that happened or not, or which one did it. I know I had at least one fantasy kiss with Batman around the same time – yes, Adam West Batman – loved that show and his commanding voice. Never realized how tongue-in-cheek that show was until I re-visited it years later and spent an afternoon being utterly rolled over by the dry humor. Okay, back to first kiss. Tthis is going to seem very odd, but if I go with the “first kiss” I remember clearly enough to say something intelligent about it, that was the first kiss I shared with my husband. I’m not fooling. I mean, I remember kissing other guys before him, but not “the first kiss”. My husband insists I remember his kiss so clearly because either 1) it was my first “real” kiss (ha!), or 2) he about knocked me unconscious with his elbow accomplishing it. We were sitting on the front porch swing at the humane society where I was working as live-in caretaker, and he was going to put his arm around me and then try to kiss me. You guessed it, he miscalculated the arc needed to clear my face and elbowed me in the nose. Afterwards he kissed it all better. It was the first of many wonderful kisses to come. Just an additional sweet note about my husband – he was shy, and so the first time he held my hand, we were sitting on the carpet, watching a movie at his and his roommate’s apartment. He slid his hand over next to mine and just overlapped my pinkie with his. I was so conscious of that one touch, can’t remember even what we were watching!

Denise Rossetti

I was sixteen. Okay, I’m a late bloomer, but I had no desire whatsoever to lock lips with the boy over the road, who’d been the only candidate up to that point. Ah, my first kiss was with Gary the Hopeful… He took me parking and I’m sure he thought all his Christmases had come at once when he discovered I had no idea how to kiss, not a clue. To say he dedicated himself to the role of tutor is an incredible understatement.  Such selfless commitment, such enthusiasm. Eventually, I caught on…


Now, for your chance to win an autographed copy of my print book, HOLIDAY SEDUCTION, tell me about your first kiss. Then go to the other author’s blogs and continue the game for a chance to win more prizes! (links below)

I’ll choose a winner on Monday, December 8th. Please check back then to see if you’ve won. Winner will have 7 days from that date to notify me or I’ll redraw for another winner.

Jasmine Haynes Blog

Joey Hill’s Blog

Denise Rossetti’s Blog

61 thoughts on “The UNLACED Blog Tour and Contest!

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    Val Pearson says:

    My first kiss was my first boyfriend. I was in 7th grade. I was so infatuated with him. We went out for an entire weekend! Yeah, I know, long huh? But we made it two whole days. It was a crazy kiss. It still makes me laugh!

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    Zara says:

    My first kiss was at 10. It was at my house. One of the neighbor boys was in the kitchen with me and we were trying to teach ourselves to do the moonwalk in our socks lol. I slipped (I was clumsy then too), we bumped noses, and he stole the quickest kiss ever. Then we both blushed, giggled, and pretended nothing happened. My moonwalk was just too hard to resist, I think lol. :smooth:

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    Paula says:

    My first kiss happened with a boy I was slow dancing with. I don’t remember if it was during or after the dance. Never saw him again. It was a one night kiss. lol

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    Crystal B. says:

    My first kiss was in 1st grade in the coat room with a boy in my class. He had been told about french kissing by his older brothers and decided to try it out with me. I was shocked when he stuck his tongue in my mouth. 🙂

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    sara hurt says:

    To be quite honest I really dont remember who or where, but I think it was at a 6th grade dance. guess it wasnt that great lol

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    Diane M. says:

    Mine was in kindergarten. We were on the bus to school and he kissed me.

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    Rhonda says:

    I wasn’t going to post, but I read the question…

    I was four and in preschool and I remember it clearly. My best friend, Tracey dared me to kiss the boy on the next street who carpooled with us. So I did in the backseat of my mom’s Pinto. After pre-school we went to different schools – I was a *cough*Good*cough* Catholic School girl and he was a Private School badass, and I wasn’t allowed to play with those bad boys on the next street.

    I married him.

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    You were right, Jaci, we’re twins with the whole “tongue in mouth, what’s that!?” LOL. You, too, Crystal, you’re a twin, which makes us triplets!

    Great stories everyone. And Rhonda, ooh, what a hook at the end. You married him! Paula, love the one-night-kiss!

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    Natasha A. says:

    I don’t like recalling my first kiss. It was with my first boyfriend, and it was nice and awkward. He cheated on me. Yeah, I much prefer thinking about my first kiss with my husband. I made him wait! Made it all the more sweeter.
    Natasha A.

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    Ann M. says:

    Truly late bloomer it was my first boyfriend senior year. Although I can’t say I remember the kiss.

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    Mel K. says:

    Wow. I was at a party in the mid 70’s and I got into a closet with a guy named Steven. We kissed and the top of my head flew off. I love to kiss! I’ve been kissing a looong time. lol!

    Mel K.
    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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    Joey W. Hill says:

    Rhonda, I love it – your sense of timing is impeccable! What romance lover can resist the “bad boy” anyway? Sigh. Zara, ever tried that moonwalk again on another boy to test how irresistible it is? (grin) Ann M, isn’t that the way of it? These events that were SO monumental then – I mean, stealing a kiss meant hours on the phone with your girlfriends, going over every single detail – and now, we can’t remember sh$*. lol :exactly:

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    Brandy W says:

    My first kiss with with my parent’s best friend’s youngest son. We’ve known each other since we were 3 so it was a natural progression to kiss in Kindergarten. But the romance didn’t last. We’ve both gone our separate ways. :giggle:

    Brandy W’s last blog post..Nice Mommy~Evil Editor Holiday Hell Contest

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    Shani says:

    I just love first kiss stories..
    Mine actually wasn’t until I was in 10th grade of high school!Mainly because my parents were very strict about dating and boys..Anyway, to see this boy, I had to lie to my parents (I told them I was going to an all girl’s b-day party) and sneak out of the house.
    As soon as I got in the car, he gave me a boquet of flowers, and when I leaned over to hug him, he turned and kissed me and continued for a good five I wasn’t very good at playing hard to get, but it was amazing ;;)
    Turned out he was the love of my life, and to this day he teases me about that kiss..

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    Jaci says:

    Crystal – first grade in the coat room, huh? :giggle:

    Rhon – Married the bad boy. Woo hooo! :sasmokin:

    Zara – who knew the moonwalk was so irresistable?

    Brandy – yeah, pretty young for a first kiss, long term romance, huh?

    MelK – closet kissin’ – yummm!

    AnnM – you know what they say about those late bloomers… 😉

    Natasha – the memorable first kisses are the ones that count

    Jasmine – yup…triplets now! Heh

    Val – a whole weekend, huh? That’s long term! 😉

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    Jaci says:

    Shani – oh how sweet! A first kiss that lasted forever!

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    Tina P. says:

    My first kiss was was in 5th grade. It was the last day of school and he backed me into the cloak room with a playful tickle and twist game. Once I stopped laughing I realized how close his mouth was to mine and before I knew it he’d planted one on me. It was soft and sweet, my mouth tingled and I remembered thinking how long his lashes were, and how fast his heart was beating, lol.

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    azteclady says:

    Rhonda, what a GREAT story!

    Me… I was in first grade, and he was the bad boy in my teenie tiny, 18 kids classroom. Unfortunately, my stepfather caught us–you can guess it all went downhill from there… 😉

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    Victoria says:

    My first kiss was in 2nd grade. His name was Jameson and he was my friend. We built huts in the hills and rode bikes together. Then one day while playing in his room, he forced one on me. I was totally grossed out! So I don’t think I should count that one. My first kiss by choice was by my first “real” boyfriend in 7th grade. You know, the ones that last like 2 weeks and aren’t real but you think they are. I remember being nervous as he walked me to my bus after school. We made a detour and he planted one on me. No shoving his tongue down my throat. It was sweet and innocent. I talked to my best friend for like 3 hours about it 😀

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    Kimberley says:

    My first kiss was in 7th grade – purley g rated. John and I had gone to the 7th&8th grade prom. He walked me to the door and leaned in for a kiss (mom and dad were at the window looking at us) 1 second later and it was over – and boy was I embarrased. :smiley:

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    Dani says:

    My first real kiss was my freshman year in high school. It was a cold night and fast kiss. Literally. I mean, I didn’t quite know what I was doing at first, but I knew he shouldn’t be moving that fast. I ended up giving him a soft pop on his cheek to slow him down. We laughed so hard about it afterwards because our friends were practically rolling on the ground when it happened. :giggle:

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    Sarah C. says:

    I remember my first kiss – I was almost 13 years old, and I was on a trip to England and Scotland with a youth orchestra (yes, I was an orchestra geek). We were staying with host families, and one night we played a concert and my host family told me and my friend to wait for them on the side of a town square. Somehow I managed to get out there first, so I was just hanging out there with my cello (did I mention I was an orchestra geek?). Now, another thing to bear in mind – this was World Cup soccer time, and that same night, England was playing Germany. So, I was hanging out at the curb when apparently the game ended, because a rather large swarm of people emerged from the pub down the street. I should have taken the hint when I saw everyone else that had been on the square scatter, but I was staying where the host family told me to wait. The large swarm of people (mostly men) made its way down the sidewalk to where I was standing, and one of the “gentlemen” came over to me. He was not terribly bad looking, with blonde hair and a VERY red face. He slurred to me, “Helga! It’s so lovely to see you.” Then he bent down (at which point I noted that he smelled strongly of England’s finest ale), grabbed my shoulders, and kissed me square on the lips. The group then wandered on down the street, leaving me a little dazed, but otherwise none the worse for wear.

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    Lea says:

    Hi Jaci:

    I was 17 (I know, a very late bloomer), and I met this young man and my friend’s apartment. We played cards and watched a movie. Then he rode down with me in the elevator and while we were riding down he kissed me.

    Like you, it was a French kiss and I had no clue what to do. lol His name was Chuck (Charlie actually – lol) and he was handsome and funny. *sigh*

    I still wonder where he is sometimes. I was very shy and never saw him again.


    Lea’s last blog post..Storm Warning, Dog Grooming and Current Reads

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    Eva S says:

    My first kiss was in 5th grade, we had “mini-discoteques” in the 70’s and when you heard the song “Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus” you had to kiss the boy you were dancing with.. He was rather cute, but nothing more…

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    Estella says:

    Cliff and I were both thirteen and had no idea what we were doing. Ended up bumping noses and going into gales of laughter. Parents heard us and had to check an see what was so funny. My parents were were awfully strict in 1955.

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    Buffie says:

    My first *real* kiss was with Alan. I was 15 years old and we were “going together” at school. My best friend was a year older than me, so she was driving. She picked me and Alan up and we all went to the mall for the afternoon. On the way back to his house, he and I were sitting in the back seat. It was cold (January) and rainy. I remember him leaning in and putting his palm on my cheek and then kissing me. Funny thing is I can clearly remember thinking in the middle of the kiss — so THIS is what everyone was talking about when they said tongue! LOL!

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    Shari C says:

    My first kiss was in junior high. I think it was the first for both of us as we certainly were un-coordinated doing it. It was very special at the time, but when I look back on it now it was pretty funny how inept we were.

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    Crystal Dee says:

    I don’t really remember my first kiss, but I’ve heard the story often enough. I was apparently a very affectionate four year old kindergartener. My mom got a call from the teacher (who I’m told was laughing hysterically at having to make the call). There was only 2 black children in my class and someone was mean to the little boy. He was sad and I reportedly told him I loved him and kissed him full on the mouth. My family has always been affectionate and I wanted him to feel better. He came back the next day and told me his mom said that meant I was his girlfriend and he had to treat me nice. I think Mom still has his school photo in the picture album.

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    I do love first kiss stories, they’re so sweet and innocent, and often hilarious! The one I talked about was the first one I remember, but like Mel said, kissing is so wonderful, that I probably started in at least the 4th grade and just can’t remember. I did have a boyfriend, Timmy who had a twin Tommy and their best friend was Robbie… But I don’t think I kissed him!

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    Jane says:

    My first kiss was in the eighth grade. We stayed late to help our teacher wash the blackboards and we kissed as we walked home from school. It never lead to anything more.

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    Danielle A. says:

    My first kiss was when I was in the eighth grade and I was at a Halloween party… we were playing spin the bottle… lol

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    Little Lamb Lost says:

    Denise, I bloomed later than you did. My first kiss was with a good pal (he also happened to be Hawaiian and a black belt) who asked me to an overnight fraternity spring fling outing on the beach. Hadn’t thought of him in any romantic way but he turned me around in his arms during our midnight stroll in the moonlight and pressed a warm, gentle kiss on my surprised mouth. Definitely felt a zing and wondered what more would be like…Couldn’t imagine losing him as a friend if anything should have gone wrong. Didn’t pursue it and he moved back to Hawaii a year later. He is a fond memory.

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    Oh, what gorgeous stories! Make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Also thoroughly smooched. hehe

    Yep, I’m awake now. Hi Jaci!

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    Joey W. Hill says:

    Good morning, Denise! I agree…I was just reading through before closing down for the evening and I was trying to remember that movie where the hero or heroine says something about kisses that last forever… In some ways, though sex is truly wonderful, those wonderful long kisses have a magic all their own.

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    Meant to say – Rhonda, don’t know if you write, but you ought to. Excellent punchline!

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    Fedora says:

    Denise, I’m another late-bloomer–mine wasn’t until my senior year in high school. It was after a party and I had been excited just to be dancing with him! Kissing was almost too much 😉 Oh, to be young! :hug:

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    Lori T says:

    My first was in eighth grade with the boy who I was sure was going to be the love of my life…I think that we “going together” for about a week. We walked home together and when we had seperate paths we shared a kiss. I can remember rushing home and calling my best friend to tell her all about it and how amazing it was. Oh my goodness, this was so much fun reading through everyone’s first kiss.

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    Kim S. says:

    My first kiss was by my first boyfriend who was also my first break-up. I don’t remember much, like if it was good or bad, sloppy or not!! But I do remember my sweaty palms, racing heart, wobbly knees, shock and then thinking how cute he was and that I was finally like the other girls I knew!

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    Greta says:

    I was 15 and it was at the roller-skating rink and and boy that I liked at the time were couple skating.

    Greta’s last blog post..Please Welcome, Maya Banks

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    Amy S. says:

    My first kiss was with the grandson of the neighbors across the road. I still see him to this day. lol. And to beat it all my niece and his son sort of liked each other for a bit too.

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    Caffey says:

    Hi Jaci! Really its something else going back to these memories to remember the ‘firsts’ My first kiss was in a garage LOL. He was my first love too, and yes a great kisser. He even taught me a bit, Now I’m more embarrassed thinking about this one than the other ‘firsts’ LOL.

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    Karin says:

    I love how you all kept saying you were late bloomers and Denise was the oldest when she got her first kiss and she was only 16. Me, I was 19, so I’m really a late bloomer.

    It was with the same guy who was my first date, but it did not happen on that date. A few months later when we started ‘dating’ I decided to kiss him since I’d never been kissed before and was curious about it all. It was a somewhat sweet tentative kiss that was just a peck basically. The next time we saw each other, though, we french kissed just before I left his apartment.

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    kh says:

    my movie is never been kissed (hint hint)

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    I was about 5 or 6 at the time. There was this boy named Robbie who had an older sister who baby-sat for me a few times. Robbie and I got to be close and then he suddenly announced that he wanted to marry me and kissed me. I remember at the time liking the kiss but feeling oddly. Especially about that unexpected marriage preposal. When I told Robbie I wouldn’t marry him because we were too young, I remember he climbed the stairs in protest and said he would jump if I didn’t say yes. When I still said no he jumped unfortunately. I remember he was rushed to the doctors after that and had an ace bandage put on his bad sprain. He was so mad he didn’t talk to me after that and his sister stopped babysitting me. I still feel bad about everything to this day.

    LadyVampire2u’s last blog post..Samhain’s Seasonal Celebrations

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    Laurie G says:

    My first kiss was in the 7th grade. I was walking home from ice skating with an 8th grader, Greg whom I had a crush on. It was freezing cold and I remember it being wet and my nose was running! How unromantic!!

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    Tamsyn says:

    Help! I can’t remember my first kiss! Must have been unexceptional but I’m sure someone must have kissed me.

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    Vicki wurgler says:

    when I was a freshman-he took me to a movie. the kiss i did not like-much too wet-I think he slobbered my whole face

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    Tarsha says:

    Let’s see my first kiss was with a guy while in college I guess you could say I was waiting on the right person. It was definately worth the wait.

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    Rhonda says:

    I’m loving these post. Love everyone’s stories of their ‘firsts’. Glad y’all liked mine, my oldest loves that her daddy was the first boy I kissed, then didn’t seen him for years and years, then married. Funny you ask from a quick blog post but yes I do write and am total fangirl of the Unlaced writers, thanks!

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    Deidre Durance says:

    I just listed my first kiss on Joey’s site. LOL

    It was in sixth grade, with my first love in the band instrument storage room. I’ll never forget it. LOL


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    Rita says:

    My first kiss was with the boy I eventually married (and am still married to) and probably happened when I was about 8 years old.

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    Dena says:

    My first kiss was in the fourth grade, it was with a 6th grader and a lot of girls were jealous. He was so sweet.

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    Terry says:

    The first kiss I remember was at my first boy/girl party. After a while we started spin the bottle. The boy I had a crush on spinned the bottle, and when it stopped, it was pointing at me! It was so fast & short (chuckle), I’m not really sure it happened, I was so nervous. Shortly after that, the parents came in and broke up the fun by sending all the boys home! :eyeroll:

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    Janet H says:

    Terry, how cool is this? That’s exactly how I got my first kiss and it was really sweet and short!! Only it was my turn to spin and it pointed at him. He was so sweet and I was crazy about him.

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    Tinab says:

    I was 16 and the boy missed my mouth i kinda thought he was kissing my cheek…but i was soo confused he seemed to be too…

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    Jeanette Jackson says:

    My first kiss was with a neighbor from 4 houses down the street. We were hanging out outside at the side of my house and he leaned over and kissed me…don’t know why because we were pretty young and were not even dating age yet. I still remember it though

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    GladysMP says:

    My first kiss was on the second date I ever had, which happened to be with the guy who became my husband. But years passed between that first kiss and the time we were wed. We both had dated many different people between the first kiss and the time we finally decided that we were meant for each other. Fortunately everything worked out swell, but I am glad that we enjoyed the experiences of many dates before settling down for the long run.

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    Cathy M says:

    My first kiss was during spin-the-bottle when I was in 8th grade. A 9th grade boy from out of state was visiting (sooo cute), and his brother and my younger sister and I played for the first time. He kept cheating so that the bottle always pointed towards me, so I got a lot of practice that night, lol. He might have turned into my first date too, if he had lived closer. Then he went and died in a motorcycle accident when he was 18, which always makes my heart sad when I think of him.

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    Oh, Cathy, that makes me sad, too!

    I haven’t always been commenting, but I’ve been reading everyone’s stories, and so many arre funny, touching, heartbreaking, hitting all the emotions! Thanks everyone for sharing!

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    MarthaE says:

    My first kiss was very young- I was 5 and Ricky was 7. He kissed me underwater while we were swimming at the countryclub pool one summer day! The next one I remember was when I was 13 and a nice fellow, Bruce, kissed me in the dark at a party. Scared me to death – I was such a prude then! I barely spoke to him during high school, poor guy. We laughed about it years later at a HS reunion.

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