Sarah and Nathan, 1997


*Since this day tends to make people who are not kissing or being kissed feel lonely and despondent, I should disclose:  they broke up.  No shame to them.  Of the couples in my archive whom I photographed in a clinch (N = 8), the majority (n = 5) parted ways.  That’s 62.5%.  Which I think can be extrapolated to the general population.  That’s not cynicism, it’s statistics.