Pizza is majestic, Meryl Streep is the queen of everything, and kissing is awkward. That’s just how things are. Sure, locking lips with your special someone—or a total stranger, if that’s what gets you going—can be exciting, romantic, and, very, very sexy. But reality is, most of the times, kissing is cringe-worthy and downright unsanitary.
There are so many things that can go wrong with a kiss: teeth grinding, slurping, both too much and too little eye contact, and the underlying sense that one party isn’t really vibing with the other’s intentions, like, at all. But, if anything, kissing is yet another proof that us humans can really enjoy something even though it’s gross.
In honor of National Kissing Day, here are 15 tweets that perfectly capture the awkwardness of the ultimate expression of bacterial exchange and romance!