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Dear Poll: Would You Dump a Guy Over a Bad Kiss?

I believe that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they kiss. Sharing that passionate connection without verbal communication is a great way to determine if the chemistry is there, but as we all know, sometimes a first kiss can be less than impressive. Unfortunately, this is bad news for all the men out there, because according to Dr. Laura Burman, 66 percent of women said they'd actually dump a guy after a bad first kiss! I think that's a bit rash, but I'm curious to know if bad kissing in general is a deal-breaker to you, so tell me ladies . . .


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redchick152 redchick152 8 years
hahaha, i have totally dumped bad kissers. i can't handle drool, tongue down my throat, tight lipped bird pecks, constant teeth bumping, etc....its just not sexy. i get grossed out. and if there is no spark behind the kiss, forget it..there's no spark in the relationship.
Zammaneh Zammaneh 8 years
I should note they got engaged after a year of dating BUT the point is that she hesitantly gave him a second chance and she didn't regret it
Zammaneh Zammaneh 8 years
My sister just came out of a long relationship and met this guy while in another city. She came back and told me "I kissed this guy last night and OMG he is THE WORST KISSER IN THE WORLD". Needless to say he kept calling, and they kept talking... he came to visit her and the second kiss was unbelievable she said. They are NOW ENGAGED!! ladies don't dump a guy after the first kiss... but maybe the second. Sometimes we come out of relationships, maybe we're too drunk, and maybe the timings off! give the poor guy a chance... well at least give him two :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I have dumped a guy for being a bad kisser, actually, so yes. It's seriously important, and really, I stopped thinking I should have to teach a boy too much around the age of 15.
sarah100682 sarah100682 8 years
I have dumped people because they were a bad kisser BUT for other reasons too, not just the kissing...don't know if I would do it soley because they were a bad kisser, but if they were THAT bad, probably.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
Not because of one bad kiss but if he was unwilling to take constructive criticism or any coaching yeah he's gone.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
It depends on how bad the kiss really was. Like if he slobbers all over you, or he bites you or something, lol, I wouldn't bother trying to "train" him. My first kiss with my bf wasn't amazing, but it wasn't bad either. He just didn't have much experience and had the sweetest tiny little innocent kisses, like lips barely touching, LOL. So of course that was easy to fix, and now he's a good kisser according to me, haha. So if it's something like that, it's fixable, but not serious things.
BrandHonney BrandHonney 8 years
Of course I do not care! If he is a bad kisser, what am I need to do? Of course kissing is an awesome feeling and you want to fly by a good kissers kiss. But when you teach him, it will be again good. Kissing is important but your love is important than a kiss :)
jessie jessie 8 years
:rotfl:..excuse me.."husband" is not
jessie jessie 8 years husbands not the best kisser...but i find that there are other "things" that he does well!! :)
Louie Louie 8 years
Yes, I would. Kissing is one of the best simple pleasures and you've gotta be compatible!
neonbee neonbee 8 years
It depends. I'd probably stick with the relationship, and if the kissing is still bad, then dump.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I think it might take a few kisses before your styles of kissing get in sync. If it's still bad after that, then dump.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
I agree with GlowingMoon - my husband and I initially didn't have good kissing chemistry (he was a bit of a drooler, lol!) but with time, practice and patience we hit our stride. Although my ex was another story. Try as I might, I could never get him to stop trying to suck my face off. Ick.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No, good kissing can be taught and learned.
candace87 candace87 8 years
I was typing no, I wouldn't do this since kissing isn't really important to me anyway, but then I remembered.. a REALLY, REAAAALLY awful kiss. Like, he thought my face was his lunch or something. I had to stop seeing him after that. Eugh, even remembering it is gross.
tyffi tyffi 8 years
I'd say it depends on how bad the first kiss was. If I see potential, I'd likely give him another shot (*rofl*), but if the kiss is as bad as my first bad kiss, I'd definitely wouldn't want to see the guy again. And my first bad kiss was really bad... I mean, when your face is wet after kissing dude is defintely doing something wrong!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I've dumped people because they are bad in bad, but not because of kissing bad...maybe I've never had a bad kiss.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I have dated a few bad kissers! To be fair I was their first kisses but STILL... show some effort...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmm if it was early on and he was THAT bad, I might just move on.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I think it depends on the situation. If there wasn't a lot of chemistry anyway, what's the point? If you really like him and there is definite relationship potential he can be re-trained. However, if the kiss is particularly disgusting then you're probably not going to want to bother at all. I never understood the SATC episode where Charlotte tries to make things work with a particularly heinous kisser simply because he was husband material (which was every guy according to her)...give it up!
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I've dated bad kissers ... but only because I didn't have the heart to break up with someone after the first bad kiss. I have, however, used bad kissing as an added reason to breakup with a guy later.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
It totally depends. If he's like a water hose...I'd run. But if our kissing styles don't match, I'd definitely be willing to compromise.
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