There aren’t that many experiences more nerve-racking than the first kiss. Back in 1942, LIFE magazine saw this as a problem too, and the only reasonable way to fix it, of course, was the ‘How to kiss’ guide.
“WRONG: They look too juvenile if they are so stand-offish.”
“RIGHT: Boy and girl should stand close together and not hold each other too tightly.”
“WRONG: Sprawling all over the chair is considered ungraceful.”
“RIGHT: Girl should sit on arm of the chair and boy should hold her firmly but lightly.”