By David Shor and Carly Roye
Is summer lovin’ your idea of having a blast? If you want that hot-weather fling (who needs labels?) to last till winter, keep it exciting and fresh. Here are 18 places for kissing that will keep things spearmint cool.
1. In a field
Let's start with something easy and simple. Find some grass, plop down on it, pucker those lips and lean in. Pro tip: Bring a blanket if it's been raining outside: wet grass < wet lips.
2. In the sand
Not only is it great for burying (if you're into that kinda thing), but with the ocean just a few steps away, have no worries about getting a little dirty. Pro tip: People have been looking great on the beach for ages; take some inspiration from them for your beach looks.
3. In a sunset
Honestly, what could be more picture-esque? Pro tip: Get someone to take a picture of your silhouette and you will look so so cool.
4. IN A SPECIAL MOMENT
Nothing gets you in the spirit like an exhilarating event. So throw on some fancy clothes, find someone happy to be there too and share a kiss. Pro tip: Sometimes masks can be fun but sometimes they can be creepy. Use selectively.
5. In your photo bucket
Making out is great, but just remember: pics or it didn't happen. Pro tip: Vertical pics make your lips looks glossier. Or they don't. One of the two.
6. In fire circle ... with (non-flammable) flowers in your hair
Kissing brings us back to our fundamental selves, so embrace the energies and the elements of the world around you. Pro tip: Seriously, no matter how hot you're feeling, stay away from the fire. It can be painful.
7. In a fountain
When the cement steps are far too hot to sit on, try taking off your clothes and taking a dip into the nearest possible fountain. If there's spraying water, all the better; get in there and cool off! Pro tip: Security guards hate getting their uniforms wet, so sometimes the middle of the fountain is your safest space for those relaxation sensations.
8. In a boat
So cute, but don't rock the boat too much or else you'll fall in. Pro tip: Don't fall in. You may think it's funny until it's actually happened to you at which point it's just embarrassing.
9. In uniform
Even superheroes take some time away for the most important things, even on a rainy summer day. Pro tip: Leave babies at home if you are actually doing any crime fighting.
10. In a river
Let the current of the water set the pace of things. Go with it! Enjoy it! Pro tip: Super strong currents (aka white water rafting) = horrible places to make out if you want to keep your tongue. I'm telling you. Horrible.
11. in a festival
Parades, festivals, pretty much any huge outdoor party = great place for those sunny smooches. Pro tip: If you're going to walk and make out, it may help to hold hands, shoulders, or anything else to stay balanced mid-kiss.
12. In matching outfits
According to science, summer love is half compatibility and half coordination. If you're matching, it probably means great things ahead. Pro tip: It starts with the shoes, so find someone who shares that style sense and you'll begin on a run. 2nd pro tip: No scientist ever said that, but it seems like it could be true!
13. In celebration
There's nothing more fun then a kiss to commemorate something great. Like a cool new t-shirt, or a promotion at work, or a piece of historic landmark legislation. Pro tip: If you're really smiley and happy and are emitting positive energy, people will be happy to support your PDA.
14. IN THE SHADE
The worst part about summer make-outs is the fear of getting burned...so find a spot outside of the sun! Pro tip: Bonus points if you can get out of sight using a super-conspicuous barrier like a pile of surfboards.
15. In the sparkling light
There's no two ways about it, some people (particularly those you just met randomly at that dance party) look better in darkness. That can feel a little more romantic when fireworks are added to the equation. Pro tip: Don't ever try setting off fireworks while making out. Bad idea. Really bad idea.
16. in your golden years
It's never too late in life for some warm-weather romancing. Pro tip: You haven't hit the best years yet.
17. In the shadow of the eiffel tower
Rumor has it, Paris is romantic. Cliché or not, seems worth the try. Pro tip: There's a reason they call it French kissing.
18. In the cutest way possible
D'awwwwwwwww! Pro tip: You'll never be this cute. Don't try to be.