I love kissing. Not in a “I go around kissing all the boys” way, but more in that I like connecting with people in this physical way. One of top two Love Languages is ‘Physical Touch’ so I’m all about hand-holding, giving hugs, pats on the back for a job well done, shoulders to cry on and cute kisses. (Side note: This is not to say I’m a fan of PDA, because I’m definitely not. I don’t like seeing people make-out in public, and I also don’t participate in that either, but I digress).
Tomorrow is International Kissing Day and being single, I’m not sure that I’ll be celebrating, but if you have someone to kiss, friend, go get ’em, tiger.
The other day, I was at the pool with a few of my friends, and we all exchanged stories about our first kisses. It was really fun to learn about the age my friends were when they had their first kiss, where it happened, who it was, what the circumstances were. It’s crazy to think how much we’ve all evolved since our first taste of another person’s lips.
My first kiss happened when I was fifteen-years-old. It also happened to be with my first ever boyfriend. I use that term loosely though because the “relationship” only lasted about two months. I was in high school, and in the middle of the relationship, I made plans to move from South Carolina to Louisiana, so we knew it wasn’t going to last.
He and I both worked together at a grocery store called Publix, my first ever job. We were both grocery baggers. Glamorous, I know. One day when we were leaving work, we walked down the stairwell together hand-in-hand, and when we got to the bottom, he picked me up for a big hug. My arms were wrapped around his neck, and he kissed me. It was a quick, sweet kiss, and I was giddy all the way home.
So if you’re in the mood to give someone a smooch, I think these songs will give you a little extra nudge to make it happen:
KISS ME – ED SHEERAN
Lovey dovey lyrics: “Your heart’s against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck. I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet. And with a feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now.”
MY LOVE – ANDREW ALLEN
Lovey dovey lyrics: “Well I know that in this life I’m leading everything comes back to you, and I know that you’ll be with me till the end.”
KISS ME SLOWLY – PARACHUTE
Lovey dovey lyrics: “I’m not sure what this is gonna be, but with my eyes closed all I see is the skyline through the window, the moon above you and the streets below. Hold my breath as you’re moving in. Taste your lips and feel your skin. When the time comes, baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly.”
FALLING SLOWLY – GLEN HANSARD and MARKETA IRGLOVA
Lovey dovey lyrics: “I don’t know you, but I want you all the more for that. Words fall through me and always fool me, and I can’t react.”
ONCE IN A LIFETIME – LANDON AUSTIN
Lovey dovey lyrics: “There’s so much that I have told you, but it’s all in my head. Ask me anything you want to cause the answer is yes. I’ll spend my whole life just being caught up in your eyes.”
FIRST KISS – A ROCKET TO THE MOON
Lovey dovey lyrics: “Her face lit by the movie screen. She’s leaning into me, and time seems to slip away. Later on we take a walk and good thing she likes to talk cause I can’t think of what to say.”
I WANT TO LOVE YOU – LENACHKA
Lovey dovey lyrics: “So take my hand. Take me away. Don’t wanna wonder what we shoulda coulda been. A perfect fit, a big mistake. Doesn’t matter. I have to know either way.”
ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT – THOMPSON SQUARE
Lovey dovey lyrics: “You smile and said to me, ‘Are you gonna kiss me or not? Are we gonna do this or not? I think you know I like you a lot, but you’re ’bout to miss your shot. Are you gonna kiss me or not?'”
STOLEN – DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
Lovey dovey lyrics: “I watch you spin around in your highest heels. You are the best one of the best ones. We all look like we feel…You have stolen my heart.”
KISS ME – SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
Lovey dovey lyrics: “Kiss me beneath the milky twilight. Lead me out on the moonlit floor. Lift your open hand. Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance. Silver moon’s sparkling. So kiss me.”
You can listen to even more lovey dovey songs on my “sweet nothings” playlist on Spotify: