At the airport security line
It’s the classic lover’s dilemma: One of you is flying to Madagascar for a year-long, harrowing job as an undercover spy… while the other one is stopped by the security gate. How will you ever remember each other? OK, so maybe your partner is just leaving for a business conference in Boca for three days. Whatever. As John Denver taught us, whenever someone is leaving on a jet plane (and you don’t know when they’ll be back again), it’s totally appropriate to hold them like you’ll never let them go—and then give them a big ol’ smooch as they run to catch their flight. (No tongue though, no one wants to see that at the airport.) Here’s how kissing actually makes you stronger.
During your wedding
An “I do” kiss should be the kiss to end all kisses. We know that’s a lot of pressure, but don’t worry, you have many months to happily rehearse for the big moment. When it finally comes, feel free to do whatever you feel like—with the knowledge that your grandmother is five feet away, your dad is still on the fence about your new spouse, and your four-year-old flower girl is watching you like a hawk. OK, maybe a tasteful lip kiss is good enough. Save the butt-grabbing and make-out session for the reception when the flower girl will be asleep. And don’t discount granny, she’s lived a long life and seen a few things—like these 28 marriage tips from grandmas you’d be a fool not to follow.