(NEW YORK) -- Remember that first kiss with your current significant other? Think back to that moment because that kiss might have foretold everything that came after it, according to Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist at Oxford University. Dunbar and his staff wanted to learn the significance of that crucial first kiss.
So they asked 900 adults, “How important do you think kissing is at the very initial stages of a relationship?”
It’s probably not too much of a shock to learn that women put much more importance on kissing than men. For instance, they were more inclined to change their opinion of the person they were dating, for better or worse, after that first smooch.
Women also put more importance on kissing in how it affects long-term relationships as well as situations outside of sex.
The two genders did agree that the frequency of kissing is an accurate indicator of how the relationship is progressing. Meanwhile, men and women concurred that kissing doesn’t necessarily increase sexual arousal.
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