Ha ha. Hickies. It’s just a funny word. But really, how old is too old to have a hickey?
Well, I think we have to narrow things down.
How old is too old to have a VISIBLE hickey? Visible hickeys are the only ones we’re dealing with here. Hidden ones, well, good job.
How old is too old to have INTENTIONAL hickies? Stop getting/giving intentional hickeys after high school. Unintentional are forgivable based on specific circumstances.
How old is too old to have a hickey in general? Can you really place an age on neck sucking?
Here’s the thing: in high school, I saw probably 20 hickeys a day in passing. Heck, some of those might have even been on me.
Here’s a hickey timeline:
In high school: hickeys were badges of honor. Let it be known that you made out with someone.
In college: I equate a hickey in college to the Walk of Shame. You got down, but you were a little less proud.
In grad school/after college: Well, in grad school is a little more forgivable. I mean you’re still in school, poor, and looking for cheap entertainment. Still, try to keep it up under wraps. After college though, and if you’ve got a job, then just DON’T!
Leave the hickeys to high schoolers and shameful college kids, folks. Or just buy an array of colorful scarves and claim that you’ve “always worn them” or that it’s your “new thing.” 😉