Over the summer I took a couple classes at Princeton University. It was my first time away from home, so I was super excited to be free of my parents and meet some new people. This was the chance for my first kiss! One night, a bunch of other kids and I were hanging out in a fountain. We were in our bathing suits, and the water was freezing! This one girl started talking about playing truth or dare, and everyone agreed to play. I (the eternal scaredy-cat) kept on choosing truth, even though everyone else chose dare. The dares started getting really intense. One girl had to flash a guy, and there was a lot of kissing. Truth or dare was so on.I started getting really nervous-–my friends didn’t know I had never been kissed–and I was still shaking from the chill of the water. Finally, the inevitable happened. A guy was asked truth or dare, and when he picked dare, this girl dared him to kiss me. At first I was like, “Hell, yes!” But then I freaked out. I had no idea how dare kissing worked! Was it a peck, or a full-on make out?
I felt my teeth chattering and my face getting red. I hoped no one saw me quietly panicking as he leaned in. And then we made contact, and I thought it wasn’t that bad. I could feel myself shivering, because I was still so cold, and then… “OUCH!” I bit him. My teeth were chattering so badly that I practically chomped his lip off, and he started to bleed. Badly. I was so mortified, and everyone was laughing about it through the rest of the game. For days after, people would bring up that fateful game of truth or dare in class or at lunch, and each time I just wanted to melt into the floor and disappear!
Naturally, I called my best friend to tell her what happened. At first I was so upset, I nearly cried, but talking to her made me remember, Hey, I did it! I had my first kiss! Good, bad, whatever—I’d been smooched and knew that it could only get better from here!
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened when you played truth or dare? Do you have any crazy kissing stories? Tell me everything in the comments!