Since the Christmas Spirit has abandoned me this year, I have spent the day crafting, drinking, and reading articles online. I read one that was particularly interesting. I wish I had saved the link, but alas, I did not. Anyway, my failings aside, it was an article on the meaning behind kissing.
It talked about how people may kiss early in relationships to assess each other's potential as a mate. How we may use it as a tool to get close enough to both smell and taste a potential partner in order to assess their health and genetic compatibility.
It also referenced a survey of people who described themselves as being in a committed relationship, and claimed that in long-term relationships, kissing was most often referenced as the indicator of levels of happiness. Happier couples kissed more, although both happy and not-as-happy-but-still-kinda-happy couples had a comparable amount of sex.
This whole thing kind of made me wonder, so I sat and really thought about it for a while.
I have not been in very many long-term relationships, but even in the shorter ones, the ones I remember most fondly were the ones in which I kissed or was kissed by my partner most frequently. And they were also the ones who didn't kiss me like they thought we were making a porno (you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about, don't you...).
Anyway, kissing is a HIGHLY underrated activity.
Do it more.
Do it to remind your partner how much they mean to you, or do it to let someone you really like know that you really like them, and that you are a good catch!
And Merry Christmas! - These things are somehow related...
I got it-