*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.