So, You Want to Become a Better Kisser?

A kiss can speak a thousand words. Hopefully, these words sound more like Shakespeare than a cheesy ‘80s romance novel. We all may think our kissing game is on point, but unfortunately, some of us are still making kissing errors. Yet, nobody wants to pull a Simon Cowell and tell it like it is. You might have been going through life leaving bad kisses along the way. They say ignorance is bliss, right? It might not be so blissful for the other party involved.

Below are some common kissing mistakes you might be making. Pucker up people, it's about to be a bumpy ride.

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Bad Breath

You want someone to kiss you thinking, “ooh la la,” not, “ooh, you need a breath mint.” Whether you just got down on some hummus, or you’re not blessed in the breath department, pop in a mint or some gum. If you don’t want your date to say “farewell,” make sure your breathe doesn’t smell.

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Too Much Tongue

There’s nothing worse than a whole bunch of tongue coming at you. Keep your tongue and dignity in check to save yourself from this number one French kissing mistake.

No Tongue At All

A little mystery is nice, but that doesn’t apply here. Trust me, I’m not being tongue in cheek with you. You want your partner to know you’ve actually got a tongue and know how to work it.


Kissing is not the time to stiffen up. Move around, be fluid. Go with the kissing flow. The only thing that should be stiff on a date is your drink.

No Hands

“Look Ma, no hands!” does not work while kissing. A little hand goes a long way. There’s something so intriguing and sexy when a person gently touches your face during a lip-lock. However, this is not an invitation to get too handsy. Just when the time is right, don’t keep your hands to yourself.

Carried Away With Teeth

I know vampires are in right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to apply that to the world of kissing. A little biting of the lip is fine here and there, but you don’t want to be chowing down on your date.

Poor Aim

Good aim is the name of the game. There’s nothing like aiming for the mouth and hitting each other’s noses to make you feel like you’re 16 again. Avoid the awkwardness and make sure to aim for the bullseye.

Only One Note

When it comes to making out, if you only have one note, it will be your last one. Spice up your lip-locking game if you want to keep your partner interested. Don’t stay at the same speed. Use a little less tongue, and a little more at times. Change things up!

Chapped Lips

Lips are the biggest piece of the puzzle in the snogging world. You want to keep those lips in tip top shape. Put on that chapstick and pucker up. Your date and your lips will thank you.

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Wide Open Eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. But nobody wants to peek through that window that closely. Sure, maybe some people like a little eye action. But when you’re the only one looking, you’re the only one looking like a crazy person.

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