Kiss Like a Movie Star: Say Anything

"First Love Kiss"

Who can forget the scene when Lloyd (played by the ever-lovable John Cusack) serenades his crush Diane (Ione Skye) by holding up his boom box and blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." You don't have to go to such dramatic lengths in order to recreate the sweet, romantic and earnest kissing that goes on in this movie, but you do have to think back to your younger days and get ready for some spontaneous, teenage-style fun. In case you haven't seen this flick since it came out in 1989, Lloyd is the popular yet goofy senior who wants to be a kickboxer; Diane is the beautiful class brain with Ivy League dreams. The two spend much of the movie kissing in parked cars, in the pouring rain, just about everywhere and anywhere they can. And why not? Theirs is a first love -- that utterly sweet, totally overwhelming feeling that grabs you by the heart and won't let go. The good news -- it's not just for teenagers. You and your mate can kiss like hormone-crazed sixteen-year-olds who have just discovered love, too!

Take a trip down memory lane: Think back to those early dating days when your heart beat faster just being near your man; remind yourself of the way you used to look at him (and he at you) when you first met; and jog your mind for memories of your first kiss. Next step, hire a babysitter to watch the kids and head out on an adventure. Pack the car with snacks and good music and take a drive. Follow the example set by Cusack and Skye, who manage to steam up the car windows during a particularly sweaty, slightly clumsy, yet passionate make-out scene. Pretend you're back in high school and find a secluded, safe, romantic spot and do a little car kissing.

Back at home, keep the teen-romance routine going strong. Make a few "first love" gestures -- send your man a love note, give him your best "I love you" looks, shower him with affection and attention. Even better, kiss him when he least expects it -- while you're running errands, over coffee in the morning, just as he steps out of the shower. Be nice and hand him a towel -- or not.

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