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Where Do You Stand: Kissing Guy Friends on the Lips

I am all for being friendly and affectionate, but I have my limits. I think it's sweet and appropriate to hug and kiss my family and friends on the cheek, but never on the lips. I save that kind of intimacy for the guy I'm in a relationship with.

What about you? When you see your guy friends, do you kiss them hello on the lips? Is it just a friendly way to greet, or do you think lip-to-lip contact should be reserved for the special man in your life?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have plenty of guy friends but i can't say that i would kiss them on the lips. it just doesn't seem to be appropriate to me. i'm all for the hugs or the cheek kisses, but if you are ok with kissing them on the lips, then how does that make it any more special to do that with your boyfriend?
omlove omlove 8 years
If Im meeting aguy friend after a long time then I would give a casual hug and maybe a air kiss him on very rare occasions but definitely not on the lips...thats reserved only for my guy.
stumbler02 stumbler02 8 years
I kiss some of my guy friends on the cheek. I don't think that's a big deal and I've done it in front of my boyfriend. But lips is definitely a no-no, whether the boyfriend is present or not.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I kiss my friends on the lips. I have very few but very close friends and that is just how we show our affection :). It is respectful to our significant others because its platonic.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
It's different in South Africa, kissing on the lips is a traditionally Afrikaans thing to do, so I will always greet my Afrikaans relatives and immediate family with a kiss on the lips (it's not weird for us). Most friends and other family get kisses on the cheeks, but some of my guy friends (usually older, in their thirties) will kiss on lips as a greeting / farewell. I don't find it weird if I know them well enough.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
ew, no!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
my guy friends are my friends cuz i dont want to kiss them on the lips, and they dont want to kiss me on the lips... otherwise it would be weird and awkward and my boyfriend would probably feel quite uncomfortable! lol
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
I have one guy friend I do kiss on the lips occasionally. Its not really a big deal but eh. I can see how it weirds ppl out.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I dont do the lips thing except with my beau, but the cheeks are cool. I was out last saturday and my beau's friend felt up my bum!! OOH!! I told my beau and he didnt mind LOL but it was a little weird. :)
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
no one but hubby
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
I kiss everyone on the cheek. My babies (nieces and friend's babies... don't have my own yet) I'll kiss on the lips. They're all under 3 so I don't care. My 9 yr old niece gets kissed on the cheek/forehead and lots of hugs. Lol. I don't want her to feel weird about it. My dad tried that when I was a teenager and I looked at him like he was crazy. As far as guy friends... a big fat NO! That's just too weird. I love kissing but not just anyone. Definitely for the boyfriend... well... when I have one. Lol.
apma apma 8 years
I kiss friends of both genders on the cheek when I greet them and I hug them when we depart. My kiddo and my niece and nephew are the only one I kiss on the lips, but I won't when they are older. Kisses on the lips are for little ones and significant others only for me.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
The only people I kiss on the lips is my son and my mom (and a boyfriend if I had one). Otherwise it is just a hug from me and even to receive one of those from me I need to know you very well. I am not very affectionate I guess.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
Nooo...totally awkward, even with your CLOSEST guy friends. I always kiss them on the cheek, but NEVER on the lips. That's reserved for the special man in my life!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
No way... I wouldn't even kiss my own kids on the lips... definitely not a friend. Lips for for the significant other
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
My daughter and my boyfriend (and yes, my dog), are the ONLY peeps I want lip-to-lip contact with, everyone else gets an "air kiss" or a cheek kiss....
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I'm single, I could kiss any single person I want... it's a germ issue for me. Probably why I'm rarely sick. I sometimes kiss my younger sisters on the cheeks or my female cousins, aunts, grandmother - you know CLOSE family...not uncle's 2nd cousin! LOL But if she's wearing makeup it's gross. I can only imagine how much men hate that. Makeup stinks and it's greasy. My kids won't come near my face when I wear it on special occasions.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
Most of my closest friends are guys, it's always been like that. I don't kiss them on the lips though. When I say good bye I give them hugs, whereas I don't usually hug my girlfriends goodbye, unless it's goodbye for a long time. And when I say goodbye for a long time to my guy friends, I usually kiss their cheeks. I've never really thought about that before..interesting.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
Every once in a while, my guy friends will give me a peck on the lips.. but it's usually my gay guy friends hahaa .. i don't mind
vanessasworld vanessasworld 8 years
I kiss my girlfriends on the cheek frequently but I highly doubt I could kiss any of my guy friends at all without feeling guilty because I have a boyfriend and almost all of my guy friends are hotties!
bbkf bbkf 8 years
The only person I kiss on the lips is my husband. In fact, he's the only person I kiss period. I'm not a hugger, either.
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