A recent survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation found that, “one in five (18%) married people don’t pucker-up with their partner for an entire week, while two in five married people (40%) kiss for just five seconds or less when they get it on. Apparently Scots kiss the longest, for 28 seconds. And East Anglians (those from the East side of England) kiss the most.”
Kissing is the first thing to go in a relationship. I have seen it over and over again, in relationships and marriages. I am not exactly sure why. Is it because it is too intimate? Is it because it takes time? Is it something that happens as a relationship progresses? Does it have to do with one’s age? What about where you live? Do people from certain places kiss more than others? I don’t know the answers to these questions, nor do I think that matters. What matters is how kissing or not kissing affects you and your partner.
The survey also said, regarding statistics in England, “Young lovers in the 18 to 24 age group are making out an average 11 times each week”. Stereotypically, younger people are hooking up more often and they have the time and energy and hormones to be kissing more often.
Sadly, only, “5% of people aged over 45 are managing over 31 snogs (or kisses) each week.” 31 kisses a week, averages out to be slightly over four kisses a day. Two in the morning and 2 at night? And only Five percent?! That is awful! So according to this survey, 95% of Brits over 45 are not kissing much at all, not even four kisses a day. If you are not into kissing I guess this doesn’t matter a bit , but if you are and you have just gotten lazy or busy or disconnected from your partner, then put it right back into your life. Kissing can make you feel better, but more on that next week.
Do you enjoy kissing? How often you do it? How long you have been in your relationship?
I want to hear from you!