Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How Old Is Too Old For The Public Make Out?

I used to do a lot of things that I don't do anymore. I don't suck my thumb. I think before I speak (or at least try to). And I don't make out in public anymore- at least I hadn't in a long time until this past weekend. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the Super Bowl counts as a holiday. At least for men it does so I'm just gonna stick by that blanket statement.  I didn't even want to go out. One friend bailed on the party and I was ready to call it an early night until my other friend convinced me to go.

"We need to be social," she reminded me. I've become way too good at being alone lately and she told me that I was never going to meet Prince Charming by sitting on my couch watching The Real Housewives- reruns no less. So after about a glass and half of wine each, off to the party in the Hollywood Hills we went.

I wasn't expecting much since I figured this was basically going to be a slightly more adult version of a frat party, but a little while in I met a guy who was attractive, well-educated, has a job, a car, and a bank account (for those of you who don't know, the latter three are my bare bones necessities), and was very into the public make out.

I'll be honest. I haven't kissed anyone in a while so at first it was nice. But the longer it went on the more uncomfortable I became. It wasn't that the kissing wasn't good, it was. I just felt like everyone was staring at me. Regardless if they were or weren't, feeling like they were was enough for me. I'm not twenty anymore and I'm fine with that but there are certain things that were totally acceptable as acts of youth that just aren't cute at thirty.

So I ask you, how old is too old to make out in public? Clearly I've hit my cut off.


  1. How hot and heavy are we talking? I once had friends at a party fall off my couch while making out. But there's nothing wrong with making out in a corner somewhere. Mostly, I think if it puts an end to a dry spell then it needs to happen no matter what the setting.

  2. I read this yesterday. Went out on a date last night (met on Tinder, first meet up). He asks: so what are the chances I get a kiss? My first reaction was, in this bar?! LOL

  3. HA! Love this. Hope you got some private.

    1. I did....but why do I feel like it's almost taboo to even make out on a date where you've met online when I've made out with a lot of complete strangers as soon as I meet them in bars? I mean, not on the regular, but I have....

    2. Totally get what you're saying. It just feels different somehow. I hate myself a little for what I'm about to say but, YOLO.