Think You’re a Good Kisser? Survey Says Think Again

A new survey from yourtango.com has found that many people aren’t as good at kissing as they think.

The survey, led by YourTango, the #1 media company dedicated to love and relationships, found that the majority of people reportedly think they are pros at puckering up—however, only 53% of people believe that their partners are good kissers.

Andrea Miller, relationship expert and CEO of YourTango, says, “Our survey found that 51 percent of people say that kissing is crucial in a relationship. However, as the results show, many survey respondents think their partner could use a little work.”

The survey found that bad breath, too much pressure, and sloppiness all factored into a bad kiss.

Miller continues, “If you want to improve kissing in your relationship, my advice is to tune into the types of kisses your partner desires. We all like to be kissed differently, so find out how your partner prefers to be kissed, whether it’s soft and slow, deep and passionate, fast and fierce, etc. And, make sure that your kisses don’t fall by the wayside in your long-term relationship! Kiss your partner everyday, even if you have to make a reminder to do so in your smartphone.”

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