How do you handle that first meeting or approach your close friends at a social gathering? Do you give a handshake, a hug or a double cheek air kiss? We all have those questions floating through our minds, but it’s usually too late to think about our next move in the middle of such a dilemma. Is it the same for everyone? If I kiss her will she think I am crazy? Is she expecting a kiss? If I don't hug him will he think I don't like him? Who leans in first? Will her husband get mad if I kiss her on the cheek? Do you give a woman a firm handshake too? These are just a few questions that race through our brains when meeting or greeting others. Who hasn't been in that uncomfortable social situation, whether you meet someone for the first time, see old acquaintances or visit old friends…do we handshake, hug or double cheek kiss? Feel out the situation. You don’t want to throw out a double cheek kiss when meeting a client or entering a conference with your boss. Again, take into account the situation. Handshakes are appropriate to formal meetings and business events. Hugs are meant for acquaintances or well-known friends and family.
The best type of kissing should never be planned. Kissing needs to be passionate, spontaneous and different every time!
“Her kisses left something to be desired... the rest of her.” ~Unknown
The Bad Kissers
“A man's kiss is his signature.” ~Mae West
The surprise attacker~
The wet dog~
The awkward kisser~
They just don't know what to do, where to put their hands, where to tilt their head or even when to stop. People would rather remember one short amazing kiss rather than twenty minutes of bad kissing!
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~Albert Einstein
The ego kisser~
The heavy breather~
Now for the Good Kissing…
The passionate kisser~
“I kiss without a hug is like a flower without fragrance.” ~Proverb
A good kiss should be like a good sip of wine, with age it becomes better. So practice, practice, practice!
“I kiss it speaks volumes is seldom a first edition.” ~Claire Whiting
A good kiss should be sweet, not too long, not too wet and you must savor every moment.
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ~Ingrid Bergman
Here is a sign you are a great kisser…when at the end of the kiss, your partner smiles sweetly back at you.
“Kissing is like drinking salt water. You drink and your thirst increases.” ~Chinese proverb