If romantic comedies have taught us anything, it's that kissing is always sexy, never sloppy and best done in the rain.
But oh, how wrong they are. In fact, no one is immune from the occasional awkward kiss -- not even celebrities. We found the most cringe-worthy make-out moments of the year that are so icky, they'll have you reaching for the mouthwash.
Click through the slideshow below to see the best of 2012's worst kisses.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey shared a stiff smooch with wife Camila Alves at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
John Travolta planted this awkward smackeroo on wife Kelly Preston at the "Savages" premiere in January.
Kirk and Anne Douglas
A homeless shelter is not the most romantic place for a kiss, which probably explains the awkwardness of this smooch between Kirk and Anne Douglas -- they were in the middle of <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312521,00.html">serving Thanksgiving meals</a> at the Los Angeles Mission.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Any kiss between these two is bound to be at least a little awkward because of their significant height difference. But the overly-posed nature of this kiss at the <a href="http://www.starpulse.com/news/Noelle_Talmon/2012/05/01/kardashian_drama_dominates_e_2012_upfr">E! Upfronts in May</a> makes it especially odd.
Barack and Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama doesn't look quite ready for President Obama to give her a smooch at the second presidential debate in October.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner shared this awkward kiss (are his eyes open?) at the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2213182/Jennifer-Garner-steals-red-carpet-kiss-husband-Ben-Afflecks-Argo-film-premiere.html">premiere of "Argo" in October</a>.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey somewhat sloppily kissed husband Nick Cannon (who was holding their son, Morroccan) while <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/01/mariah-carey-nick-cannon-emotional-bet-honors-photos">accepting her tribute</a> at the BET Honors in January.
Mitt and Ann Romney
Mitt and Ann Romney shared a stiff smooch onstage before Mitt <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/mitt-romney-concession-speech_n_2036451.html">conceded defeat to President Obama</a>.
Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood looks very uninterested in husband Andreas Kronthaler as he kisses her at her show at Milan Fashion Week in June.
Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton
Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband clearly has other things on his mind as he kisses wife Justine Thornton at the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/04/ten-things-labour-conference-2012">Labour Party Conference</a> in October.
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