The Incredible Way Your Kissing Style Reveals Secrets About Your Relationship

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

Everybody shows affection differently.

Whether in the way that we hug other people, or in the little things we do for those we care about, each of us expresses love in our own unique manner.

But what exactly are we expressing when we are kissing?

Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of the book The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us, writes, “Kissing is so important to long-term bonds. It helps maintain a relationship.”

Because kissing is such an integral part of our relationships and much-needed physical contact, it makes total sense that people have come up with so many different ways to kiss. And, naturally, each type of kiss can reveal an enormous amount about the kissing pair.

This exclusive look at different types of kissing is absolutely eye-opening. I couldn’t believe how much I learned about my past and present relationships just by examining our types of kisses – this was spot on!

Scroll through below to see exactly what your kisses are revealing about your relationship.

1. The Single-Lip Kiss

kiss style relationship test
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

The Single-Lip Kiss is a kiss that is truly all about love. Rather than diving into a more aggressive kiss, each person focuses on kissing only one of their partner’s lips at a time.

Bernard Metlzer said, “Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” This kiss is absolutely a shared experience. There is a give and take involved that indicates a deeper love for one another.

Whether new or old love, this is a bond that you will want to continue to explore.

2. The Cheek Kiss

2. The Cheek Kiss
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

The Cheek Kiss is a kiss that is all about conveying that you like someone. Rather than dive right in at the mouth, one person lays a gentle kiss right on the other’s cheek.

This kiss is about friendship and affection. The person planting the kiss may have romantic feelings for the receiver, but this moment isn’t about that romance. This is about a true fondness, conveying the message that “I like you.”

A kiss on the cheek that comes years into a relationship may just indicate that the all-important friendship still exists underneath it all.

3. The Closed Mouth Kiss

kiss style relationship test
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

The Closed Mouth Kiss is one that shows you are not quite 100% comfortable with one another yet. Each person keeps their lips firmly closed, not allowing for moisture or tongues to touch.

This kiss indicates that perhaps this is a new relationship where you haven’t let your guard down yet. Charles Dickens said, “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

This kiss in a longer relationship could be a sign that you are each putting up emotional walls and that communication may need to be improved.

By taking a look at your kissing style, you can find out an enormous amount about your relationship.

Which kiss type do you use most? Let us know in the comments.

Please SHARE if you found your kissing style to be revealing!