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You can kiss me in the moonlight
on the rooftop under the sky
You can kiss me with windows open
while the rain comes pouring inside
Kiss me in sweet slow motion
Let's let everything slide
You got me floating
You got me flying...
Faith Hill, "This Kiss"

So many types of kisses, so little time. They can make shippers Squee! or burst into tears. Every show plays with The Kiss in different ways. When there is an interruption, it becomes a Moment Killer. Here are some of the most common.

Also see Love Tropes.

Not to be confused with the rock band.

  • Spin the Bottle: A game where a group of people take turns spinning a bottle and have to make out with whoever the bottle ends up pointing at.
  • Spit-Trail Kiss: Two people leave a strand of saliva between their mouths after they kiss.
  • Stock Kisses: Kissing portrayed with putting a hand on the partner's face, grabbing the partner by the face or shirt, putting the hands on the partner's waist, back, or neck, grabbing the partner's butt, grasping at the air, being Covered in Kisses before or after sex, a slow kiss, or kissing without any hand movements.
  • Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss: Ads promoting the work show two women kissing, even though they're not lesbians.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: Kissing or pretending to kiss a person to mock them.
  • Terror at Make-Out Point: A teenage couple witness a horror at Make-Out Point.
  • Test Kiss: Two characters kiss in order to see if they would work as a couple.
  • Tonight, Someone Kisses: A trailer for a piece of media that advertises two characters will kiss.
  • True Love's Kiss: Lovers share a kiss that cures a problem/causes a miracle to happen.
  • Under the Mistletoe: The Christmas tradition of having to kiss another person when the two of you are standing under mistletoe.
  • Underwater Kiss: Two characters kiss while underwater.
  • The VJ Day Kiss: A parody of the famous photograph of a soldier kissing a woman in the street on V-Day, 1945.


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