I was four days shy of my 16th birthday the night a boy kissed me for the first time. His name was Dan, and we were on our first date, "Wayne's World" followed by a cheeseburger and French fry dinner. It was February 29, , and as we stood on the steps of my back porch, Dan leaned down and kissed me -- full-mouthed and everything I dreamed of and more. I was so shocked and inexperienced that I kept my eyes open at first, not sure what to do or where to put my hands. All I knew was that a boy's lips were on mine, and it felt good, like eating ice cream on a summer night. Moments before, Dan had pulled his Toyota Camry over along the curb on 86th street, about a block away from my house.
No matter how old you get or how many relationships you embark upon, you never forget your first love. Feeling an overwhelming sense of intimacy with someone for the first time is magical. And so, for our third We Asked Guys feature, we decided to speak to eight men about their first loves. They got open and honest about how they fell in love for the first time and whether the love lasted or not. I began to learn I was naturally developing feelings, something I had not felt before and I learnt after a while, it was truly special.
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On a warm fall day nearly two years ago, Dwayne D. He was waiting for the arrival of Jonathan Franqui, the man he had met nearly a month before and with whom he found an instant connection. It was their first real date - after over a week of talking on the phone and texting about their lives, learning about each other's families and friends and life aspirations, they were finally meeting up in person. When Jonathan arrived at the park, Dwayne stood up from his seat on the fountain and, without a word, pulled two coins from his pocket.
That's why it's so excitin Come down stairs and party dudeee! I need to sleep!