With International Kissing Day right around the corner, one can’t help but think more about kissing. In a big way, kissing is the true odometer of your romantic journey. Think about it. That first one is full of significance and promise – a kind of romantic fanfare to welcome the possible beginning of a new relationship. Early on in dating, kissing becomes a sort of celebration of your romance evolving into something special. As the honeymoon period of dating begins to plateau, kissing becomes a more-casual way to confirm your togetherness. By now, you’re probably only really going at it like high schoolers when a bit tipsy or as a launch pad for a more-intimate encounter.
About a year into your coupledom, you’re unlikely to be making out at red lights. Now, it’s a way to say ‘thanks’, ‘hello’ or ‘have a good day at work.’ It’s affection, not passion. And it’s sublime. Primates: orangutans and chimps kiss. Not each other – they don’t live in the same habitats – but certainly within their own species. It’s a biological instinct wired right into our most ancient brains. It’s the most intimate way to communicate a feeling that’s hard to express otherwise. So, this July 6th, take some extra time to do a bit of extra kissing. There’s just no way you’ll regret it!
Alex Shapiro is the PR manager for Zoosk who likes to DJ, write and think about kissing.
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Another February 14th is now just around the corner and it seems there’s just as many ways to celebrate the holiday as they are numbers of unique couples looking for that perfect romantic idea. Always at the forefront of dating and romance trends, Zoosk conducted surveys around the world to see how Zooskers felt about Valentine’s Day.
In the U.S., it seemed that men were better off ditching the chocolates and flowers, with women preferring something more personal and unique. 58% of women said flowers and chocolates are “too cliché” and that they prefer a Valentine’s Day gift that involves more thought.
American ladies were also big fans of Valentine’s Day cards, with 65% of women saying the love the sappy Valentine’s Day staples. Of course, more than half of American men said ‘save your money’.
In Britain, Zoosk’s survey revealed that Brits prefer a cozy night in or cook dinner with their partner rather than splashing the cash on a night out on the 14th. A fifth (20%) of people will stay in, saying they can still have fun without spending a penny and just over about a third (30%) will be cooking dinner with their perfect partner.
Australia agreed with the idea to keep Valentine’s low key. Almost 92% of those surveyed said they would be happy to receive a card and chocolates, which they saw as a thoughtful gift, and nearly 72% of respondents believed that less is more and gifts should be kept low key.
To get even more insight into the different ways couples plan to celebrate the special day, we interviewed some San Francisco couples about their recipes for romance. Check out this video and let us know your big plans in the comment section!
Zoosk congratulates Virginie from Belgium for meeting her love on Zoosk! That photo above was taken from a trip the couple took to Paris recently. Ahhh, amour.
“J’ai rencontré l’amour grace a vous…”
J’ai rencontré l’amour grâce à vous. Un jour de l’après-midi alors que je tchattais avec un ami sur Facebook, celui-ci me parla de Zoosk. Il me proposa d’aller y faire un tour car je m’ennuyais a mourir, étant seule et mère célibataire depuis 4 ans. J’y étais déjà inscrite mais n’y allais jamais. J’ai donc parcouru les profils des hommes de ma région et à ma grande surprise j’y ai retrouvé un ancien voisin. On s’est rencontrés et on ne s’est plus quittés et cela fait presque 3 mois maintenant. Je sais, c’est peu mais c’est si différent. J’espère que notre amour durera toujours. Je remercie Zoosk et mon ami qui m’a rappelée que j’y étais inscrite
I have found love thanks to you. One afternoon I was chatting with a friend on Facebook, and he happened to mention Zoosk. He suggested that I check it out because I was bored to death from being alone as a single mom for the 4 past years. I had actually already signed up on Zoosk, but I never had really used the site. So I started to check out the profiles of men in my area. To my surprise I came across an old neighbor. We met up, and we have now been together for the past 3 months. I know it is not a long time, but this is somehow different. I hope that our love will last forever. I thank both Zoosk and my friend that reminded me that I was already signed up on Zoosk
Félicitations Virginie! Congratulations! Reader, do you or someone you know have a Zoosk success story to share? Send your story to met [at] zoosk [dot] com! We want to share your happiness too!