The 3 Things I Think Totally Ruin a Kiss. What Was Your Worst Kiss and Why?
There is nothing more magical than a kiss that makes you weak in the knees. But if there’s anything that sends me running for the hills faster than a kiss that triggers my gag reflex, I have yet to experience it in my dating life (thank goodness).
Ew, don’t even think about trying that again.
Sure, I remember some bad kisses from my more youthful days–my first kiss in particular was on the sloppy side. I remember thinking, “Do people really enjoy this that much?” during it! But as I’ve gotten older (and so have the guys I’ve been kissing), making out has gotten way better.
However, there was one guy I dated a few years ago who was just the worst kisser. I really liked him–he was smart, sweet, and had a dreamy British accent. But you guys, the kissing was just SO BAD. Specifically, there was way too much tongue and WAY too much pressure. Sometimes, I would have to physically push him away because I felt like I was choking! I swear, I tried to subtly hint to him and use my body language to show him what I liked., but he wasn’t getting it. He’d kiss me softly for about 10 seconds, then launch back into his Attack of the Tongues (seriously, there was so much action it felt like he had more than one). Eventually we stopped seeing each other. Maybe I should have just explained the problem to him, but that just seemed like it would totally kill any vibe we had and humiliate him. (Although, perhaps he thought I was the bad kisser. I don’t know, maybe I’ve got it backwards!)
Aside from the obviously horrifying experience above, most of my smooching has been happier. But I do have some deal breakers when locking lips. Obviously, everyone has different kissing styles, but I’ve got three things that are the, ahem, kiss of death for me:
Invading tongues. Look, tongues can touch, but they should mostly stay on your own side. They should NEVER reach your tonsils.
Asking about the kiss prior to the kiss. I’m sure on occasion, this has been executed in a cute way, but it mostly just makes me feel weird and gross.
Tongues in my ear. EW! I’m sure not everyone agrees with me, but this seriously bums me out. I don’t mind a little earlobe action, but wet ear kisses are a Don’t in my book.
What was your worst kiss? And please, add your contributing factors to the list of things that make a kiss completely regrettable. Do you agree or disagree with my personal deal breakers?
More on bad kissing:
Dating Do or Don’t: Tell a Guy (Nicely) If He Is a Bad Kisser
Reader’s Dilemma: “My Boyfriend Is a Bad Kisser”
Afternoon Confessional: Am I A Bad Kisser?