A Kiss Can Tell

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A Kiss Can Tell
Want to know if he loves you so? It really is in his kiss.

Several years ago, I was on my third date with a kind, funny guy when we found ourselves locking lips for the first time. Perhaps it was nerves or mere dehydration, but it was the driest, most methodical exchange I’d ever experienced and have since come to refer to as “Jack Rabbit Tongue.” As soon as it ended (and it wasn’t soon enough), I knew I’d never go out with him again. Harsh? Absolutely. Common? Apparently.

According to Scientific American, a recent survey revealed that 59 percent of men and 66 percent of women in a test group had experienced “interest evaporating” first kisses with a person to whom he or she had previously been attracted. The lead researcher said that there was not one particular flaw singled out, but that the kiss simply “did not feel right.”

A kiss isn’t evolutionarily necessary, but the researcher theorized that we subconsciously use it as a gauge for measuring compatibility with potential partners. We’re told to trust our guts; but it looks like we should be trusting our lips, too!

Several years ago, I was on my third date with a kind, funny guy when we found ourselves locking lips for the first time. Perhaps it was nerves or mere dehydration, but it was the driest, most methodical exchange I’d ever experienced and have since come to refer to as “Jack Rabbit Tongue.” As soon as it ended (and it wasn’t soon enough), I knew I’d never go out with him again. Harsh? Absolutely. Common? Apparently.

According to Scientific American, a recent survey revealed that 59 percent of men and 66 percent of women in a test group had experienced “interest evaporating” first kisses with a person to whom he or she had previously been attracted. The lead researcher said that there was not one particular flaw singled out, but that the kiss simply “did not feel right.”

A kiss isn’t evolutionarily necessary, but the researcher theorized that we subconsciously use it as a gauge for measuring compatibility with potential partners. We’re told to trust our guts, but it looks like we should be trusting our lips, too!

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