As you pucker up at the stroke of midnight to welcome in 2008, consider some kissing facts.
1. Kissing is one way to weed out people who are genetically incompatible with us.
“The evidence suggests that kissing evolved as a mate-assessment technique,” says researcher Gordon Gallup at the State University of New York at Albany.”
Gallup’s study involved about 1,000 college students and suggests that men and women kiss for different reasons. Men tend to kiss to gain sexual favors or to reconcile, whereas women kiss to check the status of their relationships.
In another survey by Softlips, a lip conditioning product, we learn:
48 percent of women in the survey considered tender kisses to be the best, while 46 percent of men said lustful, passionate kisses were best.
Women prefer spontaneous kisses slightly more than men.
49 percent of respondents said the women can make the move for the first kiss, with men agreeing more than women.
58 percent said it was OK to kiss on the first date; 65 percent of men felt this way compared with 51 percent of women.
24 percent check their breath before they kiss someone.
Women were twice as likely as men to kiss their pets.
Enjoy your midnight kiss if you are still up with your loved one! My husband usually goes to bed before midnight even on New Year’s Eve!
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