New Year’s Midnight Kiss: Wishing you romance & crazy love in 2012 [60 PICS]

December 28th, 2011 Permalink

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, it is a custom for couples to embrace and kiss in joyous celebration and to set the tone for the new year. On New Year’s Eve “an optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves,” stated Bill Vaughan. We wish you the magic of a midnight kiss, that crazy romantic kind of love where you are more lost in each other than where you are and who might be watching . . . Or who might be armed with a camera to catch the candid moments of expressing love and passion. If someone yells, “Get a room,” you probably got more caught up in the public display of affection than you realized. But who cares? You only live once. Here’s a candid collection of stolen kisses, romantic moments, and love quotes to live by. Happy New Year! Now get to kissing! [60 Photos]

Dance with me

Dance with me. As the clock strikes midnight, many couples embrace the tradition of kissing to ring in the New Year. And a kiss is a great way to begin a new year, hoping that romantic spark of love and passion continues for the next 12 months. “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” ~ Janos Arany quote. Photo #1 by Noukka Signe


Requiebro. “Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” ~ by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Photo #2 by Cristina Cabellos

Kissing in the snow

Kissing in the snow. “The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes quote. Photo #3 by Thomas Marthinsen

Once upon a time, I fell in love with you

Once upon a time, I fell in love with you. “A kiss is just a pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one,” ~ by Unknown. Photo #4 by Courtney Carmody

A Love Affair

A Love Affair. “I’ve been alone with you inside my mind; And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times; I sometimes see you pass outside my door; Hello, is it me you’re looking for?” by Lionel Richie. Photo #5 by Hartwig HKD

Just a kiss -- All you need is love

Just a kiss — “All you need is love,” ~ by John Lennon. Photo #6 by shutterpal

La magia de un beso (The magic of a kiss)

La magia de un beso (The magic of a kiss). “Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart,” ~ author unknown. Photo #7 by Antonio García Rodríguez

Dreamy Silhouette

Dreamy Silhouette. “I wasn’t kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth.” ~ Chico Marx quote. Photo #8 by TechNopal

Lunch break

Lunch break. “Stolen kisses are always sweetest,” ~ by Leigh Hunt. Photo #9 by Joseph Mietus

new years tradition

New Years tradition. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” ~ Judy Garland quote. Photo #10 by Arden

cause and effect

Cause and effect. “The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.” ~ by Emil Ludwig. Photo #11 by Raul Lieberwirth

Escalator Kiss, Portugal

Escalator Kiss, Portugal. “A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance,” ~ Proverb. Photo #12 by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Always Kiss Me Goodnight. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams,” ~ by Dr. Seuss. Photo #13 by Courtney Carmody

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss

“You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss,” ~ by Daniel Heinsius. Photo #14 by .craig

Stolen kisses in the shadows

Stolen kisses in the shadows. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergman quote. Photo #15 by Bùi Linh Ngân

Young lovers kissing

Young lovers. “Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.” ~ by Rene Yasenek. Photo #16 by Elliot Margolies

Frozen moment in Vancouver, Canada

Frozen moment in Vancouver, Canada. “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence,” ~ by H. L. Mencken. Photo #17 by jmeeee

husband & wife kissing among wildflowers

Husband & wife kissing among wildflowers. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” ~ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Photo #18 by Andre D’Macedo

Couple in the rain

Couple in the rain. “There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me,” ~ Gretchen Kemp quote. Photo #19 by Dan Foy

Submariner receives the 'first kiss' after returning from deployment

Submariner receives the ‘first kiss’ after returning from deployment. “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~ by Albert Einstein. Photo #20 by Official U.S. Navy Imagery

A Kiss on Stinson Beach, CA

A Kiss on Stinson Beach, CA. “Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” ~ author unknown. Photo #21 by Agustin Rafael Reyes

Couple kissing at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Paris

Couple kissing at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Paris. “Each kiss a heart-quake…” ~ by Lord Byron. Photo #22 by Panoramas

Kisses at water level

“Kisses kept are wasted; Love is to be tasted. There are some you love, I know; Be not loathe to tell them so. Lips go dry and eyes grow wet; Waiting to be warmly met. Keep them not in waiting yet; Kisses kept are wasted.” ~ Edmund Vance Cooke quote. Photo #23 by Alessandro Pinna

Spain -- One kiss under the water

“Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?” ~ Henry Finck quote. Photo #24 by Gemma Bou

Kiss on time. Quilín Station, Metro de Chile

Kiss on time. Quilín Station, Metro de Chile. “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile,” ~ by Elizabeth Browning. Photo #25 by Thokrates

Public Displays

Public Displays. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back,” ~ by Barbara De Angelis. Photo #26 by Nathan Lewis

I'll take you away, turn this place into our private getaway

“I’ll take you away, turn this place into our private getaway,” by Jay Sean. Photo #27 by Bùi Linh Ngân

Love etcetera

Love etcetera. “A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving,” ~ Anonymous. Photo #28 by Arslan

Kissing in the snowy woods

“The space between your heart and mine is the space we’ll fill with time,” ~ by Dave Matthews Band. Photo #29 by steven

L'amour ne dure pas toujours (Love does not always last)

L’amour ne dure pas toujours (Love does not always last). “Love is giving and it has nothing to do with what you receive.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer quote. Photo #30 by Difusa

Romance in Rome, kissing on the steps

Romance in Rome, kissing on the steps. “Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath.” ~ by Eve Glicksman. Photo #31 by Jon Rawlinson

Lisbon love, public kisses

Lisbon love, public kisses. E. E. Cummings wrote, “Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” Photo #32 by Luis Irisarri

Couple 'stealing a sun-kissed smooch from each other'

Couple ‘stealing a sun-kissed smooch from each other’. “Life, the gift of nature, Love, the gift of life, a Kiss, the gift of Love.” ~ by unknown. Photo #33 by Mart

Kissing in Indiana traffic

Kissing in Indiana traffic. “You may be one person to the world but you may be the world to one person,” ~ Brandi Snyder quote. Photo #34 by Sean Molin


L.O.V.E. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything,” ~ Katharine Hepburn quote. Photo #35 by Lawrence Oluyede

Embrace in Park, France

Embrace in Park, France. “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet,” ~ by Plato. Photo #36 by Denkrahm

Death Valley Kiss

A couple stops for a kiss in Badwater, Death Valley, CA. “Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases,” ~ Chinese Proverb. Photo #37 by Ava Weintraub

Kissing on Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Kissing on Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand. “True love stories never have endings,” ~ by Richard Bach. Photo #38 by Michael Sarver

Lisbon, Portugal -- The Kiss

Lisbon, Portugal — The Kiss. “Are we not like two volumes of one book?” ~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore quote. Photo #39 by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Awkward about to kiss at Dairy Queen

Awkward moment, about to kiss at Dairy Queen. “When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen quote. Photo #40 by ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser

Kissing in Public -- Fort Worth Water Gardens

Kissing in Public — Fort Worth Water Gardens. “Love is the poetry of the senses,” ~ by Honore de Balzac. Photo #41 by Dionne Hartnett

lovers kissing on deserted beach

Lovers kissing on deserted beach. “A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition,” ~ by Clare Whiting. Photo #43 by Rita M.

Cascais, Portugal -- The Kiss

Lovers uncaring if they are on a public beach of Cascais, Portugal. “A kiss is the upper persuasion for a lower invasion,” ~ Author Unknown. Photo #44 by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Kissing by the Korean Friendship Bell - San Pedro, CA

Kissing by the Korean Friendship Bell – San Pedro, CA. “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever,” ~ by unknown. Photo #45 by Kevin Stanchfield

Love at the lake

Love at the lake. The photographer noted, “At Großer Woog in Darmstadt, Germany. Imagine that, topless and drinking beer in public, Germany is such a great place!” Photo #46 by Curran Kelleher

Paris lovers lost in the moment

Paris lovers lost in the moment. “Stolen kisses require an accomplice,” ~ Just One Fool Thing After Another: A Cowfolks’ Guide to Romance. Photo #47 by wakingphotolife:

more wrapped up in each other than the Italian seascape

More wrapped up in each other than the Italian seascape. “I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” ~ by Roy Croft. Photo #48 by [auro]

Ocean Beach Lovers

Ocean Beach Lovers. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own,” ~ H. Jackson Brown quote. Photo #49 by Daniel Hoherd

Paris Poulbot street lovers

Paris Poulbot street lovers. “Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words,” ~ Margaret Mitchell quote. Photo #50 by François de Nodrest

Slippin' the tongue

Slippin’ the tongue. “A man’s kiss is his signature.” ~ by Mae West. Photo #51 by Michiel S.

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye. “You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.” ~ David Levesque quote. Photo #52 by The U.S. Army

Paris, France -- Love circled

Paris, France — Love circled. “You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.” ~ author unknown. Photo #53 by rosario gambera

The Kiss, streets of Germany

The Kiss, streets of Germany. “There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.” ~ Thomas C. Haliburton quote. Photo #54 by Thomas Leuthard

Valentine's Day Kiss-in, Paris

Valentine’s Day Kiss-in, Paris. “You’ll shoot the moon… put out the sun… when you love someone,” ~ by Bryan Adams. Photo #55 by philippe leroyer

You sweep me off my feet, as if there's no such a thing as gravity

You sweep me off my feet, as if there’s no such a thing as gravity. Photo #56 by Ali Leila

Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’. “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly,” ~ Rose Franken quote. Photo #57 by John W. Iwanski


Sweethearts. “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” ~ Rupert Brooke quote. Photo #58 by Patrick

Greek lovers, Sun kiss. Firostefani, Santorini, Greece

Greek lovers, Sun kiss. Firostefani, Santorini, Greece. “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along,” ~ by Rumi. Photo #60 by César Poyatos

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