TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians would appreciate a little more
"lip service." Nine-in-ten say they wish their partner would take the
initiative to kiss more, according to the Canadian Kissing Report
compiled by romantic social network Zoosk.com, which surveyed 13,000
members around the world - including those who are in a relationship,
as well as singles. The report, released in celebration of
International Kissing Day, this Friday, July 6th, shines light on kissing in Canadian culture and reveals Canadians'
favourite types of kisses and their biggest kissing turn-offs.
"Kissing is that initial indicator that shows how much chemistry you
have for one another," says Shannon Tebb a dating and relationship
expert, matchmaker and certified life coach. "Great kissing chemistry
often leads to passionate physical intimacy, which is a key component
for a healthy romantic relationship. The beauty of kissing is that one
can show affection for the other without saying a word."
To help Canadians get in the spirit of the holiday, Tebb gives her top
A kiss is more easily reciprocated if your partner is aware that you are
coming and you don't catch them off guard. A surprise attack may work
in movies, but actors have scripts! In real life, it's best to move in
Kissing should be soft and gentle, tilt your head slightly to avoid
bumping noses and close your eyes.
Start the kiss off slowly, and then build up to a faster pace if
Always have fresh breath, so keep gum, breath strips or mints handy.
Moisten your lips regularly so they are nice and kissable. But ladies -
don't kiss too soon after applying lip gloss or lip stick.
Use your hands and arms to caress your partner's face or hair while
kissing or to embrace. It can be very sensual to touch or to be touched
while kissing someone.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share
their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe
enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different
stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools
such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals
application. Members can easily access Zoosk's services from its
website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop
application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more
than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr,
Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners,
Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.