Today we’re going to talk about what KISSING says about your chances with a guy and what to do if a guy is a bad kisser.
Here’s a fun one:
“What if you are compatible with a guy- same political views, likes, dislikes,etc. have a lot in common and do things together but he is an incredibly bad kisser.- ie eating your face- the french tongue- ewe!! So much it turns you off. Or you’re sitting there and he has to hug you. Does this mean you’re incompatible and dump him or work on the kissing. I think its ridiculous someone doesn’t know how to kiss good.”
How do you know *he’s* the bad kisser and it’s not you?
Several years ago when I was single I was hanging out with a female friend and we were talking about kissing. We both LOVED kissing. Kissing was like a religion for us. Kissing is an art form. Kissing is fun. She said she was one of the greatest kissers in 3 states. I said I was one of the greatest kissers in 3 countries. It went on like that with our half-drunk bragging. We were both really impressed with our kissing. We both thought we deserved kissing awards.
So after talking about it for a while and bragging like idiots about our kissing we decided “Hey, we’re both single! We’re both great kissers! Let’s kiss!”
And we did.
I leaned in close to her. I kept my lips moist and loose. I grabbed her by the back of the head.
And she shoved her tongue so far down my throat I could swear she was tasting what I had for breakfast.
Her tongue tap danced around my mouth like it was auditioning for “Dancing With The Stars.” Her teeth nibbled on my lips like they were beef jerky. It was wet and sloppy and aggressive and . . . frightening.
I held on for dear life, tried to protect the fleshier parts of my face and then (eventually, finally, thankfully) was able to push her away.
And then from across the couch she wiped her lips and said “You’re not very good at this.”
So, you know, kissing is subjective. The way YOU want to be kissed and the way HE wants to be kissed could be about as similar as cheeseburgers and rocket science. Some people LIKE the “french tongue thing.” Some people like really aggressive kisses like you see on romance novels. Some people like dancing little pecks.
So here’s the thing:
1. Use your words. If you don’t like the way you’re being kissed, you say “I like to be kissed like this.” And you slow things down. And you actually SHOW the guy what you want (I know, I know, he’s just supposed to magically know EXACTLY what you want. But he doesn’t. Because you left your operating manual at home. Deal with it.)
2. Sometimes a bad kiss is nature’s way of telling you he’s “the wrong guy.” At least genetically. Studies have shown that kissing and the “spark” you get from kissing is our body’s way of finding out if somebody is a good genetic match for us (is their immune system different enough from ours that we’ll have robust super babies who can survive the coming flu-pocalypse.) A “bad” kiss or a kiss with “no spark at all” usually means there’s no core chemical attraction.
3. TANGENT: For the guys reading this: If you really want to heat things up with a woman and have her swooning about how you’re the hottest guy she’s ever met all you really have to do is take sleeping together off the table for a while and let her know you’re JUST going to make out . . . for a while. Like hours. She’ll like it (if you’re good at it.) I promise.
4. Remember: A kiss is a conversation. And a good conversation is a back and forth. You’ll be amazed what you can learn about somebody if you really get into the “back and forth” of kissing.