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A Do or a Don't: Kissing on the Lips

A Do or a Don't: Kissing on the Lips

I have a male friend that kisses on the lips every time he greets his friends. He is happily married with kids, so I know he does it out of pure friendship, but it makes me very uncomfortable each and every time. I'm all for kisses on the cheek, but when someone you're not intimate with leans in for a wet one on the lips, I have to say I squirm! Since I'm sure he's not the only one who practices this form of salutation, tell me, do you think kissing on the lips when saying hello or goodbye is a do or a don't?

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stormydaze stormydaze 5 years
oh yes and his brothers girlfriend .
stormydaze stormydaze 5 years
I think lips are for lovers and cheeks and foreheads are for others.My boyfriend kisses his mother,sister,and his daughter on the lips it makes me sick,i wont kiss him for long time after.so if it not a big deal why doesn't he kiss his brother, or his son on the lips?
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
*and it's their culture.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
*and it's their culture.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
The only people I've kissed on the lips was my parents when I was little. I know that some Russian peoples kiss on each others lips for salutation, even man on man. S:
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
The only people I've kissed on the lips was my parents when I was little.I know that some Russian peoples kiss on each others lips for salutation, even man on man. S:
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
Even if nothing is meant by it, kissing on the lips is intimate and can lead to a lot fo unecessary confusion. I don't even kiss family members on the lips
geekygirl geekygirl 8 years
v wierd. my bf is the only person i'd kiss on the lips. it grosses me out to think of lip kissing anyone else, even if it was just a peck
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very weird!!!!!!!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very weird!!!!!!!!!!
Marci Marci 8 years
I don't really like it when a guy other than my fiance kisses me on the lips so when I realize that's the drill with someone, I just start giving them my cheek and slowly the problem goes away.
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 8 years
I kiss everyone on the cheek except for my boyfriend, I kiss him on the lips. I would find it highly inappropriate if one of my male friends would kiss me on the lips.
sjj158 sjj158 8 years
I agree with emalove, kaenai, and thegiraffe - for ME kissing anyone other than the person I am intimate with is done on the cheek. Kissing is very personal to me so kissing any family members on the lips would freak me out. I do have friends that kiss their kids on the lips and have seen adults do it too.. I usually just turn my head because it makes me uncomfortable.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't kiss anyone on the lips but my husband!!!. I kiss family members and friends on the cheek only. I agree with Kaenai that it would be weird to kiss them all on the lips.
rpenner rpenner 8 years
Presently my BF, my girlfriends and my neices and nephew get a kiss on the lips. But I have had close guy friends in the past who give a kiss on the lips as a hello or a goodbye and it didn't bother me.
girlgreen girlgreen 8 years
eww! i only kiss my boyfriend on the cheek. i think it is actually rude of him to kiss ppl on the cheek - who knows where those lips have been and what they've been doing! it reminds me of that kelly ripa thing where clay aiken put his hand over her mouth and she pushed it away. i have to say i would be angry if someone besides my bf (or my mom i guess) kissed me on the lips!
kaenai kaenai 8 years
I consider that too intimate for a casual greeting, even with most of my family, that would be too weird. :(
lms lms 8 years
I am friends with a married couple and he always tries to kiss all the girls on the lips. I find it very strange. He does it in front of his wife. She told me one time that a friend of hers told her that she thought he was hitting on her. My friend got a good laugh out of it. I personally don't like it, but I know that they are a very sexual couple and it wouldn't surprise me if they were swingers.
lms lms 8 years
I am friends with a married couple and he always tries to kiss all the girls on the lips. I find it very strange. He does it in front of his wife. She told me one time that a friend of hers told her that she thought he was hitting on her. My friend got a good laugh out of it. I personally don't like it, but I know that they are a very sexual couple and it wouldn't surprise me if they were swingers.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
Only on the cheek.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
Only on the cheek.
thegiraffe thegiraffe 8 years
Kissing on the lips always has an erotic undertone and is therefore inappropriate unless it's your boyfriend, imho.
Imani33 Imani33 8 years
Unless he's from another country that practices this with friends it's an excuse....but if he was born and raised in the US...I say no! And you should say no to the kisses too!
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