From the way they have been kissing you lately, you can tell what's on their mind or how things are going in the relationship.
Your mind could be racing with dozens of thoughts at the same time, you may have reached the most stressful point of your day, but the moment your partner comes up to you and gives you a kiss, your mind stops. You suddenly forget everything you were worrying about and you don't feel so anxious anymore.
A kiss can reveal so much about your relationship, including the current stage your relationship is in and whether or not your partner is still emotionally connected to you. Sometimes, you can tell that you and your partner are no longer on the same page in the relationship because something about the way you both kiss these days feels "off". Here's what you can tell about your relationship and your partner from the way they have been kissing you lately.
Every now and then, if your partner lays a kiss upon your forehead, it could show how they feel deeply connected with you and their bond with you isn't just physical, but also emotional. "...The forehead kiss tells a more meaningful story about the emotional closeness of the relationship," said Laurel Steinberg, clinical sexologist and relationship therapist, according to Cosmopolitan. However, if you notice that a kiss on your forehead is the only kiss your partner has been giving you, it could be a sign of how their sexual attraction towards you is dying down. Try leaning in for a kiss on the lips and try to see whether they are hesitant or they are responding positively to know whether you both are on the same page.
If it happens once in a while, it might not be a good sign. But if you've repeatedly noticed that your partner just gives you a peck or a kiss out of habit, without any enthusiasm or excitement, the spark in the relationship might be fading away. "Kissing is an emotional, biological, and psychological boost," body language expert, Tonya Reiman told Insider. "If your partner kisses you with less enthusiasm [than before], it's a red flag." Try to talk about it to your partner and see if they feel the same way, and try new ways to bring the excitement back into the relationship.
You can feel the intensity and the rush of feelings when your partner gives you a deep, passionate kiss on your lips. And it's a sure sign of how you both are emotionally and physically intimate with each other. "It's easy to fake interest with a peck on the cheek. Very few people will deep kiss someone they can't stand," David Bennett, a relationship counselor, told PopSugar. "This kind of kiss indicates a passionate intimacy that is difficult to fake, as it requires losing yourselves in the moment," added Candice Smith, sex educator.
Kissing you on your cheek shows affection, but it need not be out of attraction. If you're in public or if your partner has something else on their mind or they are distracted, they might kiss you on your cheek sometimes, depending on the circumstances. A kiss on the cheek can still show that they care about you, but if they don't go beyond that, there might be an issue. "If you're getting exclusively cheek kisses, I would suspect they aren't that sexually or romantically into you," said Bennett.
Quite obviously, your partner is in a great mood when they kiss you on your neck. Your neck is meant to be a sensitive and vulnerable area, and usually, it's a sign that your partner is trying to be sensual with you when they kiss you on your neck.
"The neck is a sensitive area. So kissing in the neck is a way for someone to get really intimate really quickly, and to build anticipation for more to come later," said author and body language expert, Traci Brown. It could be a way of tempting you and leading you on for more.
If your partner kisses other areas that are usually unfamiliar, like your stomach, it shows how they are emotionally and physically at ease with you and have let their walls down with you in the relationship.
"A stomach kiss shows that your partner feels very comfortable and close to you, and is also sexually attracted to you," said Bennett. In addition to this, it may be months or years into the relationship, and if your partner still takes time to kiss you all over your body, it shows how their bond with you hasn't changed. Your partner wants to be deeply intimate with you, and is quite content to spend time familiarizing themselves with every inch of your skin," said Smith.