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Basic Trope: Somebody stuck listening to a tongue-tied Love Interest solves the problem by kissing them.

  • Straight: Bob is trying to tell Alice how much he loves her, but keeps beating around the bush and rambling. Alice gives him a quick peck on the lips to show she got the point.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob gets tongue-tied. Alice's solution? Make him Wall Bang Her right on the spot.
    • Alice kisses Bob every time he stutters or tries rephrasing a sentence That Came Out Wrong.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice gives Bob a hug and put her finger on his lips.
    • The kiss only cuts off the (metaphorical, unless it's in written format) period at the end of the sentence.
  • Justified: Bob might feel depressed or in extreme circumstances (guilt, self-anger, despair, etc), and Alice feels his pain. Since Alice doesn't believe in "Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!" slaps, Alice decides that she needs to comfort Bob and calm him in a less hurtful manner.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob instigates the kiss when he realizes he will get nowhere with words.
    • Alice is a villain who is threatening to kiss Bob if he doesn't tell her where he hid the money.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice gets pushed away.
    • Or decides to go for the kiss, but pulls away by herself.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ... Because Bob would rather be the one to initiate the kiss. Passionate smooching ensues.
    • ... Only to go through with it anyway when she notices Bob already closed his eyes in anticipation.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice rips her shirt open and pulls Bob into Marshmallow Hell to shut him up.
    • Alice does this to everyone who gets nervous, even if they are nervous because they are shy around strangers. And of course, this sudden body contact only makes them panic more, meaning Alice has to shut them up harder...
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob's rambling just fizzles out after a while. Whether he goes through with his confession or not, no physical contact is made before he stops speaking.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
  • Invoked: Bob intentionally delays his confession to see if Alice has the guts to do it.
  • Exploited: Alice does this to avoid any potential eavesdroppers hearing particularly sensitive information. "Ever since we were in that mission at-"
  • Defied:
    Alice: "You're gonna have to tell me why you've been acting so strange recently sooner or later! Get it over with!"
    Bob: "It's because I- ... I don't know how to put this. Y-You'll have to promise not to interrupt me before I try."
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  • Discussed:
    Claire: "Y'know, Alice, it's pretty obvious Bob's got the hots for you. Next time he fails miserably to say it, just smack him."
    Alice: "On the lips, you mean? I could imagine that."
  • Conversed:
    Viewer: "Y'know, if I was in Bob's situation I would've pushed Alice away. Even if I had a crush on her, she's being kinda rude."
  • Implied: Bob is just about to confess when the scene cuts to him sitting in a bar with his buddy. He claims he couldn't spit it out, but traces of Alice's lipstick are seen on his lips, and they are an Official Couple from that point on.
  • Deconstructed: Depending on why somebody's rambling, suddenly getting into their personal space is only going to make it worse. It can also be mistaken for the kisser being too impatient or selfish to let others talk for themselves, souring the relationship.
  • Played For Drama: Bob complains to Alice that their relationship is purely physical, and her reaction confirms this to him.

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