By Andy Moore
Man or woman – I don’t care which you are – how many times have you let your imagination run away with you – the wild abandon of kissing with a nurse in uniform or even something more perhaps? Dozens I bet. But did you know there’s much more involved than lip service if you kiss a bootylicious nurse – Charlie from Casualty – included?
Date a nurse
Regardless of your intentions to date a nurse or not, just remember three things before you go in with your eyes closed and lips pursed. Kissing does the following:
- Helps women assess the genetic quality of potential mates
- Is useful for keeping relationships together
- Gets people in the mood for something more (no further explanation needed)
More than you bargained for? Well, these facts are worth more than their weight in gold, according to research by Oxford University’s Department of Experimental Psychology. But before you head for the hills (‘wait, I’m not ready to mate with a nurse yet), here’s some thoughts from a Good Doctor:
“Kissing in human relationships is incredibly prevalent in various forms across just about every society and culture,” reveals Dr Rafael Wlodarski who helped with the research. “It is seen in our closest primate relatives, chimps and bonobos, but it is much less intense and less commonly used.”
Is kissing rated as being as more important to attractive people?
- Men and women who rated themselves as being attractive, or who tended to have more short-term relationships also rated kissing as being more important.
- More frequent kissing in a relationship was linked to the quality of a relationship. Even more fascinating was that people’s satisfaction with the amount of kissing tallied with the quality of that relationship.
The female of the species is more selective than the male…
No surprises there then. After all, the survey revealed that women rated kissing as ‘generally more important in relationships than men’. Blokes, does this ring true? ‘Alright see ya tonite, darlin.’ Mwah!
The sweet smell of nurse dating
Making scents equals the sweet smell of nurse dating. Dr Wlodarski and his research colleague, Professor Robin Dunbar, also discovered that: Kissing may allow people to subconsciously assess a potential partner through taste or smell, picking up on biological cues for compatibility, genetic fitness or general health.
- Mate choice and courtship in humans are complex; they involve several assessments where people ask themselves ‘shall I carry on deeper into this relationship?’
- Initial attraction may include facial, body and social cues. Then assessments become more intimate as we go deeper into the courtship stages.
And this is where kissing comes in, the research found.
Have any kissing secrets? Do kiss and tell us…x