Couples want to accurately predict the future of their relationships, to know if they have what it takes to last or if their days together are numbered. While it’s impossible to confirm the future without a crystal ball, the kissing style has been shown to be a predictor of certain relationship qualities. Here is a list of kissing styles and what they may say about your particular romance:
The Gentle Kiss: This is a tender kiss in which two people gently brush their lips together. Gentle kisses are indicators of anticipation; they can be tantalizing and full of desire for more. These kisses would more often be found between two people who feel comfortable and close with one another.
Single-Lip Kiss: This kiss is performed when two people focus on kissing with one part of their mouth only, using just one lip. This kiss is not as aggressive as Frenching (see below) but is more romantic than other two-lipped short kisses. It is focused romantic attention from one partner to another, usually occurring between two people who are deeply in love.
The Peck: The Peck is usually one of the first ways a couple explores their physical relationship. It is a way to see if the other person is interested and to test out a couple’s chemistry. The Peck is a quick kiss on the lips, fun and casual. Couples who have been together for a long time may also use the Peck as a regular greeting or parting kiss.
Frenching: This is one of the most intense types of kissing, including mouth and tongue. Couples who engage in french kissing are comfortable exploring each other physically and passionately. French kissing can be an important marker in a relationship, as some people will determine whether or not a person is a “good kisser” at this point.
Sloppy Kisses: Sloppy kisses occur when couples are caught up in the heat of the moment and often lead to more physical exploration. Since some people do not enjoy sloppy kissing, this can be a “make it or break it” point in a relationship.
The Cheek: This type of kiss shows friendship and enjoyment of the other person’s company and can occur at any point in any type of relationship. Romantic couples who occasionally kiss each other on the cheek are exhibiting affection that goes beyond simply physical pleasure in each others’ company.
The Closed Mouth: The Closed Mouth Kiss can indicate that a couple is not comfortable with each other. Both partners may be unsure of what the other person wants from the relationships.
You want to lose yourself in the moment and feel everything. In your day to day, you’re a dreamer, frequently caught mid-daydream. You also have vivid night dreams, and when you remember them you like to jot them down. You find life to be lovely, but a bit of roller coaster, and you’ve been known to let your emotions get the best of you. You’re sensitive, subjective and suggestible and you fall in love hard — and no one would ever fault you for it, because you’re so earnest about it all.
Though it may defy the norm, you like to keep your eyes open while you kiss. You’re incredibly curious and inquisitive, and you’re known for your astute observations and unique takes on any given situation. For you, knowledge is power. You’re less inclined to put much stock in the metaphysical, preferring science to Shambhala and math to myth.
You’ve been known to get completely lost in a make-out session. When you’re kissing someone, you’re fully present and ready for anything. That’s exactly the way you respond to life too: Whether you’re cleaning the kitchen or giving a major presentation, you’re in your body and in the moment, giving yourself completely to whatever the experience may be. You can’t suffer fools, which especially include those who are absent-minded or phoning it in.
You like lots of lingering eye contact between kisses, and kissing in the rain is your idea of the best day ever. You’re intense in general, and take everything you do very seriously. As you like to look in the eyes of your lover, so too do you prefer to face difficulties and challenges head-on — the better to take it all in and know exactly what you’re facing.
Lip-biting, light slapping, tribal screams: As far as you’re concerned, everything goes with a kiss. Nothing is off limits for you in general, and if someone tells you that you can’t do something, you’ll do it anyway — twice. That said, you’re not used to being told no, but when you hear that particularly unseemly word, you’re great at turning it around and getting the yes to which you’re accustomed.
Don’t get it twisted: You like to be kissed, and not the other way around. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that is the way you are in life. In fact, women (and men) who like submission in the bedroom are often real go-getters in daytime hours. When nighttime (or kiss time, whenever that may be) comes around, you want to kick back, relax and be shown who’s boss. During business hours, you go hard.
Maybe you love to hold your partner down while you kiss them. Or you like them to tell you who’s in charge as you go from kiss to kiss. Whatever the case may be, there’s no mistaking that you like to be active when you’re kissing your partner. The same goes for life, though it may not be as obvious. You’re polite, easygoing and kind — but you’re also straightforward, and you shoot from the hip.
While kissing is not the only sign of how a relationship is going, it can be a sign of how comfortable two people are with each other and how close they feel. It is always possible for a couple to grow closer and move to another style of kissing as their relationship grown and changes. Kissing, no matter what kind, has always been a way to show another person affection and to enjoy a romantic relationship.