It might not reach the heights of the awkward photos we had during the seventies, eighties, and nineties, but this classic look at a pair of newlyweds is still a little bit awkward. They look like they’re not sure what to do now that they’ve handed in the paperwork at the registrar’s office. Do we stay here? Is there a party? Do we just go home? Maybe we should get some lunch. Let’s get some lunch.
Still, they’re smiling and holding hands, and that goes a long way toward making something not as awkward. Smiles are the best choice for pictures, everybody, remember.
A New Generation
Yes, this couple has found themselves as part of this awkward picture, but they have a good reason to celebrate. The early 21 st century was a strange one for Russians who had lived through the terrifying era of the U.S.S.R.
There was suddenly a lot more money, a lot more food, and a lot more freedom – enough freedom for people to go around kissing each other in public while holding cell phones and dressing in swanky outfits. It's not like they were posing for a picture or anything, a camera just caught them locking lips. Wait, does the guy have a picture of a cell phone on his cell phone?
All Right, Now Stop It
We're told that this couple is celebrating a sixtieth wedding anniversary, which just goes to show you that joy and laughter really can keep you from aging. These two don't look a day past their fortieth anniversary. Why are they pretending to be dinosaurs to each other? The person who took the picture told them to “act like you've been married for sixty years.”
This is, apparently, what they did. It must be one of those things that only makes sense if you've been married for sixty years. All in all, it just looks like they're having some fun. We can only hope to be so in love by the time we're their age!
Don't Be Fresh
It's the classic story – a guy tries to get a little handsy with his gal, but the gal is having none of it. Look at her! She's about to go ape on this loving fellow, but that could be because he chose to make his move while the camera was pointed at them.
Whether that was intentional or not, we may never know. We have to imagine that a slap followed the snap of a picture being taken, and this guy had to go home with a big red mark covering the side of his face. He was probably hoping for the red on his cheek to be a result of lipstick.
Just Hold My Hand Normally
No, that isn't young John Lennon holding hands with whoever lost him to Yoko Ono. You know he never smiled. It's an unnamed couple from England that decided they would sit on a rock or a stump and hold hands like a couple of weirdos.
The pic, which we're led to believe is from 1981, is a couple of youngins just getting out into nature and doing something. Something that we're probably never going to understand since this picture is from more than forty years ago. Her face, thankfully, lets us know that even back then, this sort of hand-holding was a strange choice.