Aug 13, 2013

a goodbye kiss to earn more and live longer

Found this interesting facts from the book The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling 

  • A ten-year psychology study undertaken in Germany during the 1980s found that men who kissed their wives before leaving for work lived, on average, five years longer, earning 20 to 30 percent more than peers who left without a peck good-bye. The researchers also reported that not kissing one’s wife before leaving in the morning increased the possibility of a car accident by 50 percent. Psychologists do not believe it’s the kiss itself that accounts for the difference but rather that kissers were likely to begin the day with a positive attitude, leading to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Research shows kissing frequency correlates with relationship satisfaction.Overall, the researchers showed that the amount a couple kissed was proportional to their stated level of relationship satisfaction. 59% of men and 66% of women have ended a relationship because someone was a bad kisser.
So if you are kissing less you know where is your satisfaction level in your relationship? 

The research does not say optimum number of kisses you need to get/give to reach the highest level of relationship satisfaction but it defiantly suggests kissing would improve your relationship.