Are you kissable? That depends. Are you Iron Man?




So, a top online dating service, surveyed more than 3,500 singles to reveal pop culture’s most memorable kisses.

And your name didn't make the list.

Just kidding. Okay, here are some of the results:

The most memorable on-screen smooches of summer 2013 are…

  1. 41% of Americans say Tony and Pepper’s lip lock in “Iron Man 3” was the most memorable kiss among this summer’s blockbuster flicks.
  2. 23% of singles say Spock and Uhura in “Star Trek Into the Darkness.”
  3. 21% of singles say Alan and Cassie in “The Hangover III” shared the most memorable kiss of this summer’s blockbuster films.

The top 3 kissing songs are…

  1.  Could I Have This Kiss Forever” by Whitney Houston & Enrique Iglesias (21%)
  2. “A Kiss From A Rose” by Seal (17%)
  3. “Blow Me One Last Kiss” by Pink (12%)

The most romantic places to kiss are…

  1. On the beach (30%)
  2. In a car (23%)
  3. In front of a roaring fireplace (15%)
  4. On a carriage ride in New York’s Central Park (14%)

Do you agree with these results? Tell me why — or why not — on my FaceBook page:

You can watch the kiss, below. (Of course, it's always better to watch a kiss with foreign subtitles…)

— Josie


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French Kiss

French Kiss

Kissing truly is an art. Apparently, so is photographing a great kiss.

The smooching couple in this picture weren't captured in a capricious moment, but posed for the photo, taken in 1950 by Robert Doisneau.

Widely reproduced since 1986, this photo's official name is “The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville” and is considered one of the most romantic ever taken.

Unfortunately the kiss doesn't have a happy ending. In 1993, the actress who posed for it–Françoise Bornet–sued Doisneau for $18,000 as well as a share of the royalty.  During the trial, Doisneau admitted that–mon dieu!— the shot had been posed.

The case was dismissed with the court declaring that the rights remained with Doisneau’s agency.

Ms. Bornet got some remittance when she sold her original print of the photograph, at auction, for $242,000.

Doisneau died in 1994.

Just in time for Valentine's Day,

— Josie


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