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It’s International Kissing Day—So What’s Your Style?

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It’s International Kissing Day—So What’s Your Style?
From French kisses to air blows, find out your kissing style on International Kissing Day.

Whether you think you’re a good kisser or a bad kisser, one thing is for sure; romance will get a boost on Saturday July 6th to celebrate International Kissing Day. From locking lips at the beach to carriage rides in Central Park, couples have more reasons to initiate that first kiss with their latest crush or romantic partner.

In celebration of this annual event, online dating site and romantic social network Zoosk conducted a survey of 3500 singles in the United States to find out their thoughts about kissing.

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According to the survey, most singles have dated a bad kisser. With 73 percent of the singles polled claiming they’ve been stuck in a bad kissing situation, know that you’re not alone when you meet a kisser with the slobbering tongue, bad breath, or the one who kisses with his or her mouth closed.

Speaking of closed, the Zoosk survey showed that 83 percent of singles do prefer to kiss with their eyes closed as compared to wide-open.

Music and romance do go hand-in-hand, so it’s natural that those surveyed had some favorite make-out songs. The top selections included, "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" by Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias, as well as "A Kiss From a Rose" by Seal and "Blow Me One Last Kiss" by Pink.

French kissing, surprisingly enough is more popular in the United States than in France. According to the survey, 46 percent of Americans prefer the French kiss as compared to 21 percent of those kissing in France.

If you’re away from your sweetheart, remember to send a few digital hugs and kisses XOXO's via text on your mobile phone to celebrate International Kissing Day. Remember that a goodbye kiss can be more important than the hello kiss and leave a wonderful memory to the end of your date.

What’s your kissing style? Do you have your own kissing dos and don’ts?

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Julie Spira is an online dating expert and relationship coach. She's the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating. For more dating advice follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt.

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Julie Spira is a top online dating expert, bestselling author, dating advice columnist and coach, and media personality.  She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and is writing The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners. Julie's been featured and quoted over 500 times in the news for her expertise on online dating and relationships including ABC News, BBC, CBS CNN, Cosmpolitan, E! Entertainment, ELLE, FOX, Galtime, Glamour, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, New York Post, New York Times, Psychology Today, WIRED and Woman's Day. Her dating advice has appeared on eHarmony, JDate, Match, and Zoosk. Visit Cyber-Dating Expert.com and share your online dating stories. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira and Like Julie on Facebook.

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