So you finally got «the look» and you’re moving in for that killer kiss when it dawns on you that you need help—and fast. If you’re game to learn everything you need to know about who, what, when, where, kiss lip and how to kiss, you’ve come to the right place.
Pucker up and let’s have some fun! You can put out some subtle signals that you’re angling for a kiss without coming right out and saying it. Keep them softly parted — not so much that you could breathe comfortably through the opening, but enough that you could bite your bottom lip easily. Use chapstick or lipgloss to smooth over flaky lips, and keep your breath fresh with mints or spray. Avoid gum, which you might have to spit out awkwardly if the other person goes in for a kiss. If you’re feeling brave, test the waters with a small kiss on the hand or the cheek.
If the other person seems interested, it’s probably safe to proceed with a kiss on the mouth. If you’re kissing a girl: Take her hand and slowly lift it to your mouth. If you’re kissing a guy: Lean in and plant a 2- or 3-second kiss on his cheek. Keep your lips soft, and avoid puckering like you would if you were kissing a family member. If you want your intentions to be extra clear, aim for the part of his cheek just to the side of his lips. Set the mood with a romantic compliment. Go big and pay the other person the sincerest compliment you can think of.