In dating and relationships, your lips can be put to persuasive use beyond speaking and smiling. Kissing well, you may help find yourself with a partner for life (or at least for the evening).
Failing to do so, you might not get a second chance. It influences the course of a romantic interaction.
Making a decision on the fly with no forethought is a recipe for going too far. Is it in our best interest to engage in these practices prior to marriage? For those who have adopted the standards of behavior endorsed by today’s entertainment industry, these are stupid questions.
In fact, they are non-questions—meaning they just aren’t asked.
Whether we use it as an informal greeting or an intensely romantic gesture, kissing is one of those ingrained human behaviors that seems to defy explanation.
Just ask any red-blooded male or female who has had a close encounter with Miss Good Looking or Mr. Hand-holding, hugging, kissing or any other similar contact can be oh so delightful.
The time to make decisions about physical contact is before you get in a touchy situation.
It has also been shown that our saliva secretes natural antibiotics when we kiss.
It increases levels of oxytocin otherwise known as the "love hormone" which calms us.