20 Strangers Kiss for the First Time


 

In this video by Tatia PIlieva, twenty strangers kiss for the first time, and it’s sweeter than you would imagine.

There’s something very sweet about this video. I think it’s the very obvious vulnerability of the people involved. The black and white videography and lighting help too. Who knew strangers kissing could be so romantic?

Editor’s note: Turns out this beautiful video was part of an ad campaign – some of the people in it are musicians and actors. But we don’t think that diminishes the reality that this was their first kiss, and they had just met. These truly are first kisses. 

If you`re in the mood for more amazing visuals check out the music of birds on a wire.

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Danielle Paradis (Dani) is Canadian. Is a graduate student for Master of Arts in Learning and Technology with a focus on Open Education. She writes regularly for Policy Mic and has written for Bustle and xojane. She writes regularly of communication, feminism and popular culture. www.DanielleParadis.com

Comments

  1. Joanna Schroeder says:

    My face hurts from smiling and blushing!!!

  2. hadas nidam says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! tnx for making this :)

  3. As someone who has been with the same woman for 20 years, married with 3 kids I have to wonder, when did we *forget* how to kiss?

    Like many married people, I have to wonder why don’t we kiss like this anymore? Where did the passion go?

    • Danielle Paradis says:

      I agree kissing is the best.

    • Seymour Butts says:

      I agree. As a married man of six years with two kids, that is the first thing I thought of, too. I want to look into my wife’s eyes and be just as coy and excited again.

      • Seymour: try kissing her like it’s your last kiss

        • abuk lao says:

          Or better still, try kissing her like its the first time :) Remember how it felt the first time you kissed, and kiss her like so…try it, and you’ll love it :)

      • Anonymous says:

        So just DO! That is the most fun thing ever! I’ve been with my hubby for 24 years, married 20years and we have 4 kids together…….and kissing can be just as coy and excited again! Just DO it!

    • I’ve known my husband for 10+ years and we have 2 kids. But I don’t know why, I just have zero desire to kiss or be kissed. I want to avoid it as much as possible. What is wrong with me?

    • My first and only kisses were with someone who had bad breath….not overly a fan of kissing lol!

  4. Kathryn DeHoyos says:

    I love this so much!

  5. Instant Frisson. Thank you. so rad.

  6. Gentle_One says:

    I would be interested in learning more about why you chose to stage and record this? It’s beautiful, stunning. And honest. Breathtakingly honest.

  7. QuantumInc says:

    The was extremely cute!

    I wonder if it might be more effective to has a singles-meet where instead of describing yourself for a single minute, and listening for a single minute, then repeating it with each potential partner, the various people just smooched for a minute with each potential partner. I guess the only problem is everybody would have to test for disease before hand.

    Of course I’m surprised at how passionate and intimate those kisses seemed despite the fact that they didn’t have a chance to get to know each other. Though admittedly, they might have simply cut out the more lackluster couples.

    Unfortunately I’m one of those few that reached their late twenties without actually lip-locking anyone. I have a pathological shyness, and now that I think about it I might still be waiting for THE ONE to show up on my doorstep (at least on a subconscious level). I’ve got zero confidence and a chronic identity crisis (though what 20 something doesn’t?) I’m not asking for pity, it’s just particularly strange for me, realizing that somebody could have an awesome kiss with a stranger. Obviously I need to ask people out, but I already knew that. I guess it’s just the realization on a deeper level that you can have meaningful intimacy with someone who isn’t THE ONE and, no seriously, I need to stop waiting for the angels to point out the perfect girl for me, and just start dating, (though it is still difficult).

    • Canada_eh says:

      I can totally relate to what you’re saying, but you’ll get there Quantuminc – the more you date, the more confidence you will gain. I’m still on the journey myself!

    • A helper says:

      Ever heard of Ayahuasca? If no? find some information about it :)

    • I hope you don’t mind me offering some advice – but try joining some clubs that do activities/events that you really love. If they are co-sex then you are doing something you love and meeting people with similar interests in a more relaxed frame of mind. I used to have chronic shyness too…

  8. Lasara Firefox Allen says:

    Wow. That was so tender. <3

  9. Cute, but Kissing a stranger like that, would make me want to throw up! I don´t even like drinking from the same glass as my friends or family..

  10. And I think I can recognize Soko’s voice too. Kisser and singer. :)

  11. So beautiful people kiss beautiful people. Where’s all older and not so beautiful people?

  12. It’s amazing how the video goes out of it’s way to omit people of color…Whoever put this together needs to get out of the studio more often and see that all kinds of people…colors shapes and sizes, kiss. Theeir absence was obvious!

  13. Anonymous says:

    more than just beautiful!!!

  14. It’s very sweet. Now we need to expand this to 50, a 100 a 1,000, 10,000+ strangers kissing. Love.

  15. most uplifting and wonderful, truly wonderful. I feel set up for the week knowing humanity still can be tender to strangers. Love your work. do more, often. Blessings x

  16. what song is it?? :DD

  17. Put some Asians into to mix just to see how it turns out :) Maybe it will be a pleasant experience :)

  18. Hey,this is great thank you.
    I was watching it with my friend and we were wondering if any of the people got together afterwards?
    Thanks again!
    Conor

  19. Ewelina Anna says:

    Sitting here at work, in Norway, the sun is shining, and I found this lovely video. Made me soooo happy. Needed this. Thank you. Kissing is the best thing in the world, before a good and long hug <3

  20. Anonymous says:

    Mono

  21. This is so sweet and beautiful. It perfectly captures those feelings right before a first kiss x

  22. I love this. It makes me all warm and fuzzy. You can see all the kissers loved doing it too. My husband of 22 years and I still kiss like this. It’s fantastic

  23. Anonymous says:

    This made me smile!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Kissing is supposed to be an intimate thing between two people with an emotional connection! This is totally inappropriate!

    • Anonymous says:

      Why? Who are you to make the rules on what is and is not appropriate, for other people? Sure, you may not be comfortable doing this… but you were not asked too…they were.

      • And who the hell are you, to decide what is appropriate, while you berate some else for doing the same thing? Oh, that’s right, you’re self-righteous

        • Anonymous says:

          The person I was replying to made it very clear that they thought that what was happening was very inappropriate, they insisted that a kiss should be an intimate thing between two people with an emotional connection, I didn’t insist that what the person was saying was inappropriate, I was just questioning the morality of the statement and I feel that my question has still not been answered. oh.. and I also didn’t not fall back on an ad hominem attack.

    • Anonymous says:

      Watch it again…it is an intimate thing between two people with an emotional connection,

    • No I don’t agree. Its intimate yes, but its also so giving! I think this was awesome!

    • How could you not watch this and feel the emotional connection between all the couples who kissed? I think it was beautifully done. This gave me warm fuzzies all over.

    • Yet you watched…..

    • Anonymous says:

      Indeed, who the fuck are you to say what’s right or wrong? Worry less and enjoy more!

    • LittleAngel says:

      Yes, you are right, that’s what it should be, but for some people like me this can be the only chance of our life to kiss and be kissed, because we will never find someone who really love us.

  25. What is the music?

  26. Can we get an update on the couples if theyre still strangers?

  27. Did any of them get together after this video?

  28. Anonymous says:

    wanna make out?

  29. ItsJesse says:

    The song.. I want the song!

  30. awwww that was actually quite beautiful. sniff – a first kiss… sigh

  31. Loved it, very romantic and just Beautiful!!!

  32. Anonymous says:

    This is so beautiful. I love it.

  33. What About??? says:

    What about if they were followed for a year to see if any of them actually became a couple?

  34. That was awesome, sweet, romantic and beautifully ackward..in a good way. I loved it. We need more of that in the world and less of what we actually got when we see two people *on screen*.

    Err…Justin, call me..Maybe?

  35. Anonymous says:

    It’s not beautiful. Gonna make me puke. Go to any night club and you can see the same. I’m tired of this public obscenity. Kissing should be intimate as someone here noted.

    • Stop being bitter. This is beautiful. The artistic qualities in this work are amazing. Sorry if you are too uncomfortable to see them.

    • Anonymous, it’s not that I don’t agree with you that kissing should be intimate, but if you asked me, the video showed a depth of vulnerability between two people that did generate intimacy. Even if it isn’t the “til’ death do us part” variety.

      At a night club you may see a couple be attracted to each other purely on a physical level and yeah..they might make-out or hook-up. But it seems to me that this video was a little more than two people getting hot and heavy based on physical attraction alone and hooking-up. You have to look at the intention of it. The intention of it wasn’t to tiltilate us or to even titilate the partcipiants. It was to show the vulnerability and intimacy of kissing.

      I’m not sure what the criteria was to put two people together in this video but it looks like they tried to have diversity among the partcipants and that sexual preference may have been the only criteria.

  36. This is pretty cool. The elements of vulnerability and shame seem to fuel the desire to connect with a total stranger. Because, really, when we meet someone and get around to that first kiss–we’re still virtually strangers. No, this is VERY cool. Thanks for posting.

  37. More…more…more…
    http://youtu.be/wJcjxud0ql4

  38. Joanna Schroeder says:

    I have now come back and watched it 5 times… I’m totally willing to admit that 😉

    Particularly the couple that’s in that photo above.

  39. Koray Onelke says:

    Oh my God! This video and 20 strangers are amazing. Very very very good video. People are happy! It’s great. Ohh I was really happy while watching video.

  40. I love this. The vulnerability is the thing that most captures my heart and then the willingness of each person to share that with each other and enter into a very moving kiss. Amazing!

  41. AnonyMouse says:

    I’m not sure how to feel. I mean, it was beautiful. I’m not sure I’d say it was romantic though. The word ‘Romantic’ is tossed around so often and with little regard for its meaning that it seems to mean nothing more that a fuzzy feeling. I tend to think of romance in terms of something familiar wrapped in mystery. While the mystery certainly is present here, the familiarity certainly is not. No I think the fuzzy feeling comes from a sense of excitement in doing something that seems counterintuitive. Getting to know someone before a kiss. I can relate to this with mine and many others’ experiences with making out with complete strangers as Teens. Nothing romantic. Just a silly giddy feeling, perhaps a bit of naughtiness. It was entertaining, but that is all it was.

    • Interesting video. Why no range in people of color or age? Why are they all on the somewhat obvious attractive side?
      And what’s with the stupid knit caps that two of the kissers were wearing? Was it like, really cold in the studio?

      • The woman with the short hair and glasses is older and she’s an actress in All My Children. . . .makes me wonder how many of them are actors. . . .it can be easy for actors to kiss strangers since many of them do it all the time on screen. . .

        • Joanna Schroeder says:

          They’re almost all actors, musicians or models.

          I think it is pretty obvious that this was a casting call. Still hot.

          And I have to say this… If actors are THIS uncomfortable about kissing (not all are actors) then how bad would it be with “off the street” folks like you and me? I don’t think I could do it! 😉

          • Sebastian Tinajero says:

            I agree and I could it I’m spontaneous enough and who doesn’t enjoy a nice good kiss sessions

        • Anonymous says:

          Ah Mo Lee – just as an aside – I used to be a professional actress, clearly not a good one, as I found it horrendous doing kissing scenes. I love the awkwardness of the initial moments though.

    • Agreed. It is pretty obvious they are actors. If we are to consider this romantic, ie they are actors but they are kissing for real, that’s what pornography is.

    • I agree. It was sweet in an awkward new-relationship way, and there were definitely varying levels of passion involved, (some were even hot), but this was not romantic. Romance involves a developed intimacy, it is doing for someone because you love them already.

  42. I do like the fact that they threw some same sex kisses in here.

    However I feel they didn’t exactly put in “unattractive” people in this either. You did not see say a 400 pound person with a skin condition in this so to speak.

    • Kimberly W. says:

      I totally agree with your comment. I thought the same thing. Every one of the them were quote-unquote beautiful people. I don’t want to say that you should have added ‘ugly’ people…I mean who decides who is ugly anyway. But if you added a couple heavy-set people or people with differences that you can see would have made this video even more beautiful. Does that make sense?

      Very good video though! I wonder if any of the couples became couples?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeh because that’d be gross

    • Anonymous says:

      I can understand not adding “ugly” people, But i would have liked to a few interracial couples maybe, there was some ethnic diversity but the differences weren’t ass pronounced.

    • Anonymous says:

      Although the two guys were the lamest kissers, totally unattracted to each other, not sexy at all, big shame !! a tad heterosexist !

  43. Thank u for that video and work. It’s just beautiful….

  44. fslkfj lk says:

    Of course kissing previously unknown good-looking girls is nice – still wonder why so many guys like going to nightclubs.

  45. lol that chick with the curly hair who said that was good afterwards. Her laugh! lol you can tell she was having fun.

  46. I recognized several of them as actors!

  47. I hate to piss on things that are suppose to be regarded as positive, but let’s be honest here, all these people can easily been regarded as attractive. I know that’s not the point, but it’s a bit harder to kiss a stranger when they’re unattractive. I can’t but feel like this is sort of cheating the beauty here. How can you have any authenticity when the deck is stacked.

    • Your point is valid regarding this being slightly unbalanced, but consider that these people do not know each other.

      For them to have the slightest desire to participate they need to find each other at least somewhat attractive, and with out time to get to know the other person, they can’t really go off of personality, looks is the only real deciding factor after that.

  48. Anonymous says:

    What’s the name of the song playing?

  49. All white middle class hipster people – as usual

    • Joanna Schroeder says:

      Definitely not all white.

      • Well, Hispanics are considered White Joanna. I did not really see anyone ‘of color.’

        Correct me if I am wrong.

        In guess that’s why so many non actors (regular folk) must get drunk to make out with strangers..

        Still a great video.

        • Joanna Schroeder says:

          There is a man who is either South Asian or Middle-Eastern. It’s ridiculous to guess about race, but based upon his name, I also get that impression. Also, he’s hot as hell and I have a total crush on him after seeing this 😉

          Maybe that’s why he, in particular, stood out in my mind.

          But I agree that it could’ve been way more diverse.

  50. The music also makes it very moving and effective. Someone please tell me the name of the song and the artist that performs it?!

  51. This made me smile it truly was beautiful on so many levels……..I also like the comments that state “But they only used beautiful people” Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder…….it wouldn’t have mattered who they asked to do this….someone, somewhere would have thought the same thing…..So with that said again I will state…..This was truly beautiful on so many levels.

  52. bobby dennis says:

    the igreat thing is the vocal and physical consent that went into it. even after the fact that these people had already, assumably, consented to kissing the stranger across from them. I think the romanticness of it is because they expressed feelings that a lot of us express when we get nervous about first kisses.

  53. Mark Greene says:

    I got uncomfortable and couldn’t finish. Am I weird? Or what? LOL!

    • Hahahahaha!! Perhaps you feel the same with Missy Moo. I don’t really think it’s possible to kiss strangers but if it is for fun and if they were attractive then go! I think if teenagers see this, though, they would be encouraged to kiss more strangers in their lifetime.

    • Hahahahaha!! It’s natural for most people. I don’t really think it’s possible to kiss strangers but if it is for fun and if they were attractive then go! I think if teenagers see this, though, they would be encouraged to kiss more strangers in their lifetime.

  54. Missy Moo says:

    Some of those kisses were really hot lol… The gay men and older lady kissing younger guy were clearly uncomfortable

  55. This is so wrong on so many levels. It looks cute and everything but knowing that these people have never met before puts me in a bad mood. Kissing is a beautiful thing and a sign of love and affection. In this weird way, they try to show that even strangers that as kissing is beautiful and romantic…it’s not. Please don’t try to make this a “positive” thing. There are sooo many people throwing their love away and just make out with any stranger they find in nightclubs etc and some even have intimate sex without even knowing the other person’s name…that’s sad. Love is a wonderful thing and kissing is a sign of it. Don’t waste it..

    • D’you only have a finite supply of love? Is it a noun? A commodity, to be hoarded, or is it a verb, a thing you do, to be exercised & developed & shared widely?

  56. I do agree with the comments about the people in the video all being attractive. It’s definitely been controlled to have such a “romantic” and positive outcome. I wonder if the people had been blindfolded would it end with the same results? Would’ve made more of an impact if the people didn’t see who they were kissing!!!!

  57. Anonymous says:

    too many leading with the tongue… NEVER LEAD WITH THE TONGUE!

  58. Allamanda says:

    this is kinda amazing for some new excitement. What was the song title?

  59. Can anyone tell me the background song?

  60. regardless of level of attractiveness or if they are actors or models, the tenderness was genuine and it was an interesting and beautiful.

  61. So they’re all skinny and beautiful.

    • Oh give it up. I like how you excluded the fact that they DID include gay couples, lesbian couples and all ages. Nah, you’ll just pick out the one thing you think they did wrong. Bravo.

      • Yeah, because the fact that they are all different makes a difference as to whether or not they know each other.

      • None are African-American, barely can tell if someone is Asian, nor is anyone not-skinny. Smh. Great way to take something so intimate between two people and turn it into a “oh, it’s just a kiss.”

    • Oh C’mon

    • So am I, and I think it’s great.

  62. Where is this film studio where you get makeouts and how can I join?

  63. Anonymous says:

    do that with people from my town and I don’t think romantic would be the word that comes to your mind..

  64. gina louise says:

    this reminds me of a story I wrote last year…
    kissing booth…
    i left my business, my family and the city i had been living in for 14 years at 46. And after being reborn and remembering my souls purpose…. i had acknowledged how I always yearned above all else even while being married for 18 years, the kiss… that energetic, kinetic pull of another beings breath, followed by the mouth causing a force of pressure grabbing our lips together, followed by the heat and the pull of tongues as if someone was playing a flute to motivate snakes to dance intertwined slowly and sensually wrapping themselves around each other like the twisting of a braid… the feeling that we could slowly slither into each others bodies through our tongues. You know that kiss that can be more sacred and satisfying then an orgasm…
    Oh how I longed and desired that feeling from a kiss that made you dizzy. If I feel it… I am sure others do to especially those of us distracted by stimulation that have children and have lost the intimacy and lust of our mate. I imagine that many momprenuers may experience this… I am reminded about a parent in our circle of friends who I had an energetic attraction too, I fantasized about her and her husband and I often joked about threesomes… ah the domestication of our nature is suppressing… I longed for her lips for a long time, especially after that night she kissed me.
    It was a holiday party, but this party was a rare one were we all actually had sitters for the kids outside of the house. 3 of us were sitting on the couch and I know she had quite a bit to drink. I was in the middle of her and 2 other parents who were engaged in conversation and one was on the arm of the couch so they were turned away from us a bit. I have no idea what we were talking about all I remember is she suddenly and simply just leaned over and kissed me for a bit. I was in such shock that I did nothing, I didn’t even kiss her back, fuck I am loyal to a fault. Nothing came of it except I never stopped thinking about her, this revved up my attraction and fantasies of her. We had many more parties and always the kids were present, she had 3 and the youngest almost always had her hand on her breast. You know how rediculously jealous I was of that kid.
    I was always looking forward to the next party… without the kids, and we had it, but at that time my x and I had split up after an affair… although she did dance with me (we were all dancing together) she had a different way about her, now the fantasy was over and the flirting stopped because my x made the possibility of an affair with a friend in the circle a reality. It was probably a good thing because we only have one kid and they have 3. There mos likley not happy either, but she will also most likely never leave her husband (even though she has expressed and him disatisfaction sexually) … Im glad for suppression in this case as my fantasy was never played out so I never hurt anyone, but myself. I also lost my attraction to her and I was rude to her when I was grieving and later apologized and she excepted, but she never looked at me the same again and I her…
    My mom said to me during a conversation one day after my x (we will call her Loki) had already been having an affair… whats the difference between you fantasying about some one and Loki having an affair? My response was you can think about shooting someone, but the difference is you don’t actually take action and shoot, hence no jail time, time served on the inside instead.
    I kissed a few people since Loki and I divorced, but it wasn’t THAT kiss it was an empty kiss. So I decided no empty kisses will do, so I do without until two beings feel that equal pull of energy, I dance alone.
    As time passed in my dancing alone… I thought on several occasions about the old fashioned kissing booths like the one represented in the movie grease and how they would charge a dollar for a kiss, usually set up to raise money.
    I talked about what it would be like to travel and set up kissing booths all over the country and then I would talk my self out of it thinking it was stupid or no one would just kiss a stranger. And can you catch a disease from the saliva exchange of a kiss, which would really put a damper on the whole idea. But what about just a a kiss. Wouldn’t it possibly spark a memory for couples to pay attention or a single person just wanting a moment of connection.
    Well finally after a couple years of the idea coming in and out of my veil, I met a new friend by the pool during a long vacation. Her name was Wish and she was passionate about being a butch lesbian woman and about the Michigan women music festival. She suggested after I shared the kissing booth idea with her… which took a while to explain because she was canadian and apparently we have much different versions about what a booth is. We discussed were I would set up a booth like this to attract a motivated demographic …finally she suggest setting it up at the music festival, light bulb dah, great idea women would go for it at that type of venue. And once that succeeds then we go for gay men events and then the young diverse crowd and the BAM mainstream will be bi-curious.
    At 50 i set up my first kissing booth at the international woman’s music festival charging $5 bucks a dance. It was an instant hit, with single gals coming back for seconds and thirds as we had 3 woman kissers in the booth at that time. After 3 days of an 8 day festival we had to entice more woman to work the booth as our initial 3 girls needed to give their lips a moisturizing break. On a shift a requested kisser wasn’t there, we charged double to set up the next scheduled kissing session.

    We also came up with different packages they were as follows:
    virgin package: a simple clothed mouth kiss $5 time one minute
    popped package: $8 one minute with tongue
    cherry package: $10 two minutes includes lips and tongues
    whole package: $20 anything goes no touching below the waist five minutes.

    We ended up traveling with strictly women festival in the US year round. After 2 years we opened up the mens booths traveling with all men and at activities at bar nights and festivals.
    I was a kisser when we first started, but I never made a connection and I kissed some beautiful woman,until…
    We opened our fist booth internationally in Italy. Our fist public international heterosexual appearance.

    At first people would just slowly turn their heads at the banner hanging from the booth that read ‘bring your lips over here’… then one courageous woman walking alone stopped and read the sign and a faint smile arrived in her mouth and she walked up and put a 10 dollar bill in the large glass fish bowl setting on the table… she had a choice of a male or female kisser.
    She chose the female…
    this was our first international booth and as the owner and creator I appeared at every grand opening of a booth. So I was the kisser chosen.

    I smiled and first offered her a choice of mints with and without sugar, she chose a sugarless mint and I followed suite, we exchanged small talk while melting our breath fresheners and that small talk turned into a deep conversation initially about this idea and how it came about, mind you we hadn’t kissed yet and a line was forming behind us… then as I swallowed my last juice from the mint, she reached out to embrace my neck and slowly pulled me into her… Since I had always been the producer in these cases I fell willingly under her spell as our lips met I felt like I had fallen into an air mattress of clouds… falling through and continuing floating while attached to her lips, a pull of electric heat and deep heavy breaths , fire of a dragons mouth, raging like a snake of spark sliding inside me and coming through me to wrap up us both together, it was fucking hot… the venom that came between our legs pouring from our walls of hot liquid wet sticky sweet and delicious pool cradling our smooth bottoms like individual hammock swinging chairs.
    This was an amazing energy exchange and with a women physically I would never had turned an eye and even while we were intimate I knew she was in schock. I knew she couldnt believe this was happenning she thanked me many times during our exchange. I gifted her with my godess energy my breath. I kissed her, she kissed me I closed my eyes and felt the firece hot breath and energy winding and spinning back and forh weaving together in a trance.
    I told her what I wanted and she willingly gave it to me, I wanted a tounge on my thighs, my belly my breasts, my torsoue her fingers caressing my body slowly down towards my inner thigh around my faint bushell off hair on my lips so wet so sweet… “everbody wants this” she whispered as she licked and stimulated every part of my pussy and I fuckin’ wanted her inside me, she sucked my clit so gently so rythmically. I took her hand and pushed it down to me , she took the cue and slowly went inside me with 2 fingers to start, I was floating and she took me for a satifying ride and willingly came so hard I squeeled, I said “we are in between two rooms right”? I didint care who heared I moaned and I growled with delight.
    For someone who said I dont do long goodbyes, she sure came in and out of the room many times while waiting for her cab. She wanted one last kiss, I did not grant it…

    We had that night it but I will not allow it to happen again.

    Our booths became so successful that we started selling franchises called BRING YOUR LIPS over here
    At age eighty i’ve watched the general attitude towards monogamy change and the kissing booths helped open up sleep walking humans to remember their fire breathing snake of a tongue inside them and to play their music daily so their snake will slither and dance often… today our booths are internationally known.

    As an eighty year old lonely women, what I wouldnt give to have her now.

  65. this video puts the biggest smile on my face.

  66. I wrote a story last year titled Kissing Booth an this video reminded me of it. It was the first story i posted so scroll down when you get there http://gingerburst.wordpress.com

  67. Shezzeth says:

    this video blushed me! :3

  68. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting how everyone went from awkward thinking about what ifs to just being in the moment and comfortable every couple except the two men they seemed awkward all through it.

    • ssmontanari says:

      Aw, that’s kinda a bummer. Good to know, though.

      Well, the sweetness of it upon first viewing is still pleasant. :)

  69. nice one :)

  70. none of them are black i’m offended

  71. Anonymous says:

    I want to kiss a stranger!!!! Pick me!!!

  72. Anonymous says:

    I want to kiss a stranger! Pick me!!!

  73. Keep your hand to your self. says:

    I would challenge them to hold their hang behind their back

  74. Song playing soko- we might be dead by tomorrow

  75. There is absolutely NOTHING surprising about this video at all. The first kiss is ALWAYS the hottest, most intriguingly mind-numbing experience a person can share with someone else. No one knows the ‘other’ before the kiss. But afterwards…..wow! It’s exactly like a heavy drug. Nothing will ever compare to that first experience. You just keep chasing it forever….

  76. We loved this! So raw, awkward, intimate and beautifully shot. Intimacy is such an interesting aspect of human behaviour. We too are fascinated by human behaviour and are doing a project on True Love (a range of stories around the world about how people find it, keep it or search for it)…please feel free to have a peak at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2047257761/finding-westley.

  77. it is what it is says:

    well.. ok i agree with what lots are saying about mixing not so pretty ppl & ppl of a diff backgrounds, but, maybe maybe maybe, the not so pretty ppl didn’t agree to do this, they were shy/ not comfortable due to the others’ reaction. probably older ppl weren’t that okay to kiss strangers.. again, maybe maybe … regardless what i think about kissing strangers, i thought the guy who asked the girl about her name & gave her a hand shake was really nice, it was like he was carefully breaking her personal sone… & strangely “the actor girl” was more shy & holding back to kiss, even thou she said she done it before… “unleash the power of observation…” Grover =)

  78. I couldn’t watch the whole thing, it made me uneasy and nauseous. What the heck is wrong with me?

    • Anonymous says:

      Might just be de hydraded or tired, could also be a symptom of anxiety

    • I couldn’t watch the whole clip either. It freaked me out.

    • It’s called social anxiety disorder, but I don’t like the disorder part so I call it a phase, some people feel nauseous or nervous around people they really like or if the are put in on the spot situations. Watching this must have triggered the anxiety because you subconsciously put your self in their position. The mind is a powerful thing. I’ve had this issue for about 4 years now and it comes and goes. My doctor prescribed me alperolazam or something like it. If stuff like this makes you literally sick then I would go see a doctor.

    • Unless you do have anxiety, the nausea is more likely triggered by the fact that this is actually an advertisement for overpriced clothing, featuring actors and models, not ordinary people, and strategically marketed as a social experiment with a click-bait title for maximum exposure. Brilliant bit of advertising, actually. Or maybe you just find gaping open-mouthed kisses between total strangers kind of yucky – I would never do this with some random guy provided by an ad agency, so I can’t help but think it’s a bit gross.. But I’m not an actor; I imagine its de rigeur for them. I know everyone says the first kisses are the hottest, and I suppose in the age of the “blow job is the new good-night kiss,” I shouldn’t be surprised that this is what first kisses look like nowadays, but I’ll just add the the shy sweet first kisses that don’t immediately swap spittle are hot, too, in a different way, because anticipation is also pleasurable.

  79. The sample space for the participants in the video adds no surprise to what we see. The people in the video have probably done this a hundred times before in common settings like nightclubs or holidays. Try taking people from non-western communities and ask them to do the same. That would be interesting.

  80. Donna Giffen says:

    Point??

  81. Annemarie says:

    Why don’t you disclose that this is an advertisement?

  82. This video confirms me once again that if too people (a women and a men), with differents age, are in a desert island, they will and up together, and they will love one anotther. I’m a women and I think I can marry with any men I see and I put one my mind, because love is start one your mind.

  83. Sounds like fun

  84. For sure looks like they all enjoy :-)

  85. Contrived and doughy. Next…

  86. They should make one about strangers embracing for the first time. would be just as intense and maybe as passionate as a kiss. The feeling of being held in someone’s arms, close together also brings about deep emotions and is very special.

  87. This is just wonderful. I laughed, cringed and cried. Its all about being comfortable with your own intimacy and being vulnerable. Amazing, well done to the creator of this.

  88. Jose mundial says:

    The most beautifull thing a men and woman have created… kissing the most simple thing that brings such much love and passion..it makes more heat than a nuclear bomb…

  89. Anonymous says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Today’s people have no interaction! To get strangers to kiss, humanity has hope!!! <3

  90. troyanthony says:

    (sorry kissing strange people is how you get mono been there done that no thank you)

  91. A feel good video.. Someone may just have found their The One. Better to be kissing & loving just for the heck of it than to experiment with arms.

  92. Cute post to scrape and re-share but this video was produced with actors to promote a clothing line. Some online news sites shared that early last week.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/first-kiss-viral-video-was-just-a-clothing-advert-starring-actors-9188967.html

  93. It was an ad. They are all actors. Vice magazine did another in which actual people off the street did the same thing. Unlike here, where the actors are all similar ages and conventionally attractive, the Vice film did not shy away from age or choose to reinforce a certain body image.

  94. why im i not in this film? XP lol This is very Cute Romantic.

  95. there is nothing better than a hot kisses it gives more desire

  96. Anonymous says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

  97. Anonymous says:

    I think this is kool n u could meet yr forever someone. It made me smile xx xx

  98. No words, kissing heart beats. Beautiful. Ap

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