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A couple shares a kiss while slow-dancing at the Islip High School post-prom party on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Long Island celebrates prom with a kiss

Prom night on Long Island means kisses aplenty, and romance is often — but not always — the reason. Best friends and parents are getting in on the act, planting pecks on the cheek to celebrate the big night.

Roosevelt High School senior Dhakenia Maxime receives a
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Roosevelt High School senior Dhakenia Maxime receives a kiss from her date, Myles Conner, while posing for formal pictures at their senior prom on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Mineola.

A couple shares a kiss while slow-dancing at
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A couple shares a kiss while slow-dancing at the Islip High School post-prom party on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Roosevelt High School senior Gustavo Santos plants a
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Roosevelt High School senior Gustavo Santos plants a kiss on the cheek of his date, junior Jailene Hernandez, during his senior prom on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Jericho Terrace in Mineola.

Carrie Sartori and John Martelotti, both 18, enjoy
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Carrie Sartori and John Martelotti, both 18, enjoy St. Dominic High School's prom at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

PROMMMMMMM #bae #copiagueprom
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PROMMMMMMM #bae #copiagueprom

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From left, Bayport-Blue Point High School students Kathryn
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From left, Bayport-Blue Point High School students Kathryn Sacca, 17, kisses boyfriend Zach Worthington III, 18, while Kevin Ward, 18, is kissed by girlfriend Brooke Schultz, 17, at the Bayport-Blue Point High School junior prom at Lombardi's on the Sound in Port Jefferson on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Troy and Gabriella from Mattituck Jr/Sr. #LIProms
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Troy and Gabriella from Mattituck Jr/Sr. #LIProms

He makes me so happy, I don't know
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He makes me so happy, I don't know where I would be without him #LIProms

Nearly 93 students and their dates take sunset
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Nearly 93 students and their dates take sunset pictures at St. Dominic High School's prom at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Bayport-Blue Point High School couple Sydnee LaBuda, 16,
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Bayport-Blue Point High School couple Sydnee LaBuda, 16, and Ethan Felizzari, 17, attend the junior prom at Lombardi's on the Sound in Port Jefferson on Friday, May 30, 2014.

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#LIProms pic shot from Brecknock Hall in Greenport.
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#LIProms pic shot from Brecknock Hall in Greenport.

my best friend is goin ta proommmmmmm!! #liproms
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my best friend is goin ta proommmmmmm!! #liproms #roslyn

Michele O'Brien gets a kiss from son Patrick
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Michele O'Brien gets a kiss from son Patrick O'Brien at the St. Dominic High School prom at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville on June 3, 2014.

Joseph Garramone, 19, and Julia Novan, 17, share
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Joseph Garramone, 19, and Julia Novan, 17, share a kiss at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School's "Great Gatsby"-themed pre-prom event in Manorville on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Sierra Gardner gets a kiss from mom Gina
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Sierra Gardner gets a kiss from mom Gina Gardner and dad Roosevelt Gardner Jr. before going to the Wyandanch High School prom on May 22, 2014.

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Nathalie Campos, 19, gets a kiss on the
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Nathalie Campos, 19, gets a kiss on the cheek from John Damaro, 18, at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School's "Great Gatsby"-themed pre-prom event in Manorville on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Hempstead High School senior Nicholas Ireland, 17, plants
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Hempstead High School senior Nicholas Ireland, 17, plants a kiss on the cheek of his date, sophomore Ebony Smith, 16, during prom at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

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