Why do people kiss? Why is this physical act so meaningful and emotionally powerful? But kissing goes way beyond a couple that’s in love. There are a variety of kisses that happen amongst family and friends.
There are so many different kinds of kisses and they can mean a number of things, according to wisetoast.com. The site later mentions that a kiss can be a powerful, magical experience.
A kiss offers a special connection to the other person, whether it’s between friends or a warm greeting. For some, a kiss is an expression of our souls, which explains why there are so many options to choose from. Let’s be real, the way you kiss your mother is way different from how you kiss your partner.
Here is a list of 7 of the most popular kinds of kisses and what they actually mean. Some of them may seem a little obvious, while others might actually surprise you!
1. Most of us, if not all, are pretty familiar with the french kiss. It’s pretty popular amongst couples because of its intensity and for being the most passionate of all the kisses. According to yourtango.com, the kiss was originally called “Florentine Kiss” and it originally came from British and American soldiers who were coming home after WWI.
2. Then there’s the quick kiss. According to the Women Daily Magazine, a quick kiss isn’t necessarily a romantic one, but it’s pretty great when you first start dating. Or, it’s a way for couples to greet each other in public. Your mouth is usually closed and just the lips touch. Women Daily Magazine notes that the kiss should last more than 3 seconds…
3. Kiss on the cheek. Whether you are with your grandmother, your mom, or even your dog…a kiss on the cheek is always a great way to show someone you care about them. Totescute.com writes that a kiss on a cheek is the perfect way to greet someone. It’s typically a friendly sign of affection for anyone you know!
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