If you were working on your kissing skills just to impress the girls, think again, it can be much more important than that for her. It is the quality of the first kiss that matters the most to her. So, stop piling on and smooching her behind every tree and corner, work on how to do it right the first time dude.
You should now start working on your kissing skills, for a new study has found that a kiss is all it takes for a woman to decide which man she wants to hook up with.
The study, by researchers at New York's University at Albany, found that the fairer sex has developed kissing as an evolutionary tool to find the right father for their children, and that they often judge men exclusively on the quality of the first kiss that they share. (Be careful if you are not planning to have kids with her)
The study, based on the questions put to 1,000 students about their views on kissing, found that women "place more emphasis on a kiss and are more reliant on kissing as a mate assessment technique" than men. (hey, when do these students do some actual studying. I mean either they seem to be kissing, which is good, or they are taking these stupid surveys!)
Psychologist Gordon Gallup, who led the study, said that for many men, the first kiss can be the one that makes or breaks the deal. "While many forces lead two people to connect romantically, the kiss, particularly the first one, can be a deal-breaker,"
"Kissing is part of an evolved courtship ritual. This may activate mechanisms that function to discourage reproduction among individuals who are genetically incompatible," he added.
The researchers found that bad breath( told ya to brush, didn't I?), and being generally unpleasant are also important factors, for women can interpret them as a sign of health problems. Tongue contact (ooooooooooooo....French mooching, in case you didn't know already)and the exchange of saliva were found to help both sexes make subconscious assessments about each other.
Women's breath can indicate hormone levels and fertility( do you even notice her breath guys, or even , if she is breathing at all!!!), while male saliva will have traces of the sex hormone testosterone.