Sometimes the kisses that don't happen are even better than the ones that do.
In fact, the buildup to a kiss can be more satisfying to watch than the actual kiss itself.
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There's instances where characters had a change of heart, others times they were interrupted, and once in a while there's a kiss that happened in an alternate reality.
We created a list of 21 of the best kisses that never happened!
Prairie and Homer - The OA
They were separated by a glass wall for seven years. Always close, but never close enough. Right when they're finally able to touch for the first time they are violently pulled apart.
Chidi and Eleanor - The Good Place
This one is an interesting situation because even though the kiss technically did happen, it didn't. We love you Michael, but the repercussions of your reality altering reboots are still frustrating to this day.
Lucas and Maya - Girl Meets World
In all honesty, the only reason why Lucas and Maya didn't kiss is that the show aired on Disney Channel. With the way these two were looking at each other, it was a bit puzzling that Girl Meets World left us hanging.
Rosie and Villa - Rosewood
All we wanted was for Rosie and Villa to finally admit how they felt about each other. The number of teases between them before they officially entered the romantic territory were just plain painful.
Jake and Amy - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
All Jake and Amy wanted to do was kiss, but the world just was not having it. It took several attempts for them to finally smooch after being separated from each other for months.
Oliver and Felicity - Arrow
Did this kiss really happen? Considering this scene was cut from the episode and then released as a deleted scene, does it count?