Kissing is an important aspect of romance and relationships. Both men and women use it to test out the compatibility of a potential partner and often discover that it reveals a lot. These small signs of affection can signal anything from friendly, platonic appreciation to a deeper, more intense attraction, but how are we supposed to know which it is?
It turns out, there’s a lot to be learned through this language of the lips if you pay attention. Let’s take a look at seven different types of kissing and the meaning behind them.
This is a sign of affection that can signal anything from friendly companionship to romantic interest. A kiss on the cheek at the end of a date signals intrigue and shows that the person enjoyed your company. A woman will often show receptiveness to this type of kiss by subtly learning her face toward you. To add extra meaning to this display of affection, place your hands around the person’s neck or on their shoulders.
This could be something a friend does to comfort you in times of distress, but if a person who has also kissed you in more intimate ways gives you a peck on the forehead, it’s safe to assume that the attraction is developing to a deeper level. A forehead kiss in addition to kisses on the mouth means that this person is developing strong feelings about a romantic partnership. This particular act shows that the provider of the kiss feels a certain level of protectiveness over you and cares deeply for you.
An earlobe kiss is a distinctly $exual gesture. The ears are very sensitive parts of the body reserved for intimate partners. Friends do not kiss each other’s earlobes typically, so if a romantic interest of yours does this to you, you can safely assume they are strongly attracted.
Obviously reserved for people you are attracted to, the french kiss is one of the most sexual gestures possible. This signals closeness along with a touch of sensual intimacy. Moving to open mouthed french kissing is something you reserve only for people you are immensely drawn to, who you would like to get more serious with, whether emotionally or physically. French kissing is not something that should be rushed, but rather pursued gradually, with close attention paid to the signals of your partner and how they react to simple, close-mouthed kisses first.