International Kissing Day: 6th July 2014

Would you end a budding relationship based on a bad first kiss? Cupid.com finds that more than half of us aren’t put off by poor puckering.

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I have heard many date stories over the years - the good and the bad, and these real life experiences have helped me formulate six do’s and don’ts for kissing on that first date.

(PRWEB UK) 23 July 2014

Pucker up people! National and International Kissing Day (June 19th and July 6th respectively) have recently passed. But how important is a good kiss to a relationship? Would you really be put-off by someone whose lips leave a lot to be desired?

Cupid.com, one of the largest dating sites in the UK says never fear. In a recent kissing survey Cupid.com found that more than half of the UK’s 20-40 year olds would not end a potential romance because of a bad first kiss. Men are more forgiving than women. Sixty-six per cent of guys agree that a sloppy smooch would not dissuade them, whereas 54% of women would just say no.

Cupid.com dating expert and the UK’s leading matchmaker Danielle Waller says: “If you want your first date to run smoothly then avoid any lip induced blushing. A kiss takes our senses to a new level. Touch, taste and smell all work really hard to tell us how compatible we are. We can't help but judge a first kiss by how good it feels, but there is also a lot going on unconsciously to signal if there is a connection there or not. I have heard many date stories over the years - the good and the bad, and these real life experiences have helped me formulate six do’s and don’ts for kissing on that first date”:

DO: Keep things slow.
DON’T: Make it sloppy!
DO: Close your eyes when you kiss.
DON’T: Get your teeth involved.
DO: Make sure you have fresh breath.
DON’T: Get carried away in public (no one wants to see that)

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NOTE: The survey was conducted by YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,362 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 6th-7th May 2014. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

About Cupid.com
Cupid.com is one of the largest dating site in the UK, offering great opportunities to find true friends or devoted partners for long-term relationships or marriage. Cupid.com was founded by Cupid PLC, it has grown to become a specialist in match making. With the belief that the best way to find a compatible romantic partner is to spend time getting to know local singles, Cupid.com ensures it makes it simple for members to meet fellow singletons. With free membership available across many parts of the country, and hundreds of single men and women to match make, Cupid.com brings together those seeking love, friendship and romance.

About Cupid PLC
Cupid plc is an international provider of online dating services operating market leading brands. Cupid plc offers a wide variety of online dating services allowing members to interact with each other and access the content available on the Group's websites. With a network of sites including SpeedDater.co.uk, Cupid.com, UnformDating.com and LoveBeginsAt.com these services are intended to appeal to dating users of diverse ages, cultures and social interest groups.


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