Can you predict love from a kiss?

September 23, 2017

 

Have you ever watched that movie with Will Smith called "Hitch"? It's a funny movie! I've watched it several times. Tonight was a perfect night to Netflix it. I feel like I've been working the entire week non-stop. So I watched it for the 20th time or so. Ha ha ha!!! So watching it this evening, a certain quote caught my attention, "8 out of 10 women believe that the first kiss will tell them everything they need to know about the relationship." Do you believe that? 

 

I don't know and not like I've had too much experience, but I do think kiss is somewhat of an art form.  A research published in 2013,  from Oxford University noted that a kiss transmits tastes, smells, sounds and touch signals that all affect how you both perceive each other afterward - and whether you want a repeat performance.

 

The research included a survey of 1000 college students which found that 66% of women and 59% of men were no longer attracted to their latest crush after they kissed them.

Initial attraction may include facial, body and social cues. Then assessments become more and more intimate as we go deeper into the courtship stages, and this is where kissing comes in. More frequent kissing in a relationship was linked to the quality of a relationship, while this wasn't the case for physical interaction.

 

Women are more likely to rate kissing on a higher level of importance than men do.  I do believe that both men and women do consider kissing an intimate action and only performed when someone feels closer to another. So I guess you can say kissing is the ultimate test into whether or not someone is destined for a relationship.  Of course nothing is absolute, I am certain there are different variables that could change the outcome or exceptions to this thought.

 

If you want to know more about this reserch, the Oxford University researchers report their findings in two papers, one in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and the second in the journal Human Nature. They were funded by the European Research Council.

 

 

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