5 Worst New Year's Eve Kisses, According To Women Who Unfortunately Experienced Them


Oh, New Year's Eve. An annual night that's all about champagne, confetti, and last-minute scrambling to find someone to smooch at midnight. For some reason, it is a time-honored tradition to kick off each new year by swapping saliva with a drunken stranger. I thought the point of making resolutions was to avoid situations like these, but maybe that's just me. Either way, it's not a huge surprise that so many people have stories to share about their worst New Year's Eve kisses. From the awkward and uncomfortable kisses themselves, to the just plain upsetting consequences that follow, these five women's stories might just make you reconsider searching for that perfect kiss come midnight. But then again...

Maybe whoever you choose for your New Year's Eve kiss ends up being totally random. Their lips on yours probably won't make you feel like time has stopped, or that you're the only two people in the room. And sure, it's also not very likely that one quick kiss at midnight will lead to a sparkly new relationship that kicks off on January first. But hey, here's to trying again anyway, each and every year. You know, just in case. Cheers to 2018!

This girl had her first kiss on New Year's.

— Rose, 22

This girl's midnight smooch was just plain awkward.

— Jenna, 25

This girl missed her opportunity altogether.

— Ellie, 22

This girl's Prince Charming turned out to be a dud.

— Hannah, 24

This girl's kiss was far from magical.

— Adrienne, 25

If your New Year's kiss goes south this year, at least you'll have a good story to tell your friends.

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