If you aren’t familiar with single-lip kisses, then you may be curious about what this type of kiss could possibly even be.
After all, people have two lips, not one. But kisses have been around for as long as men and women have existed – and that includes pop kisses, French kisses, and the single-lip kiss.
Then again, you may be one of the lucky girls who has experienced a single-lip kiss.
Even though this kiss doesn’t involve a full-on make-out session, it can very well lead to one.
If nothing else, it’s a sweet type of kiss that will send shivers down your spine and have you texting your BFF immediately after. But what does it mean?
Single-lip kisses are the more intimate version of the pop kiss.
When single-lip kissing, couples need to intensely focus on kissing only one of their partner’s lips at a time.
This kiss is often a prelude to steamy make-out sessions – unless, of course, your guy just missed the other lip.
And yes, it usually does mean that the guy is totally into you.
The intimacy level of single-lip kisses falls somewhere in between that of pecks and French kisses.
And the focus that’s involved shows that your guy wants to make the most of every moment that he spends with you.
What is a single-lip kiss?
If your partner has ever slowly and tenderly kissed your top lip only and then moved on to your bottom lip, then you already know what a single-lip kiss is.
If not, just reading this probably has you daydreaming about the next make-out session with your partner.
Basically, a single-lip kiss is exactly what it sounds like – being kissed on only one of your lips.
But technically, this definition could also apply to your partner quickly pecking only either your top or bottom lip as you part ways.
While this is still considered to be a single-lip kiss, it’s not nearly as intimate as alternating between lips and unfortunately, it probably won’t lead to a heavy make-out session.
What do single-lip kisses mean?
In most cases, regularly receiving single-lip kisses is a very good sign.
However, you shouldn’t try to figure out how your partner feels about you by analyzing their typical way of kissing.
That leads to many false assumptions that could easily damage your relationship. That said, single-lip kisses usually mean a couple of things:
Your partner is into you
While most guys enjoy a hot tongue kissing session, the truth is that any partner can easily shove their tongue down your throat.
But if they take the time to focus on the kiss and on you enough to slowly alternate between lips, that shows that they truly are savoring the intimate moment and want to make it last as long as possible.
They wouldn’t do that if they weren’t into you.
You may get lucky later
If you’re sexually active, single-lip kisses are often used as a form of foreplay in the bedroom.
These kisses are a kind of teasing that will naturally leave both you and your partner wanting more – whether that be full-blown making out or actually making love.
Even if the single-lip kiss doesn’t occur in the bedroom, it’s often a sign that you’ll be getting laid later that night or that your partner is hoping for that to happen.
Your time is valued
If your partner spends time on single-lip kissing without automatically rushing into making out, it shows that they enjoy spending time with you in general.
Most likely, they’ll also make the most out of every date (think dinner plus movie).
Single-lip kisses often show that you aren’t merely an obligation or an afterthought.
Your partner likely views the time they spend with you as being moments to remember and cherish.
What do single-lip kisses say about your partner?
While no person can be completely defined or understood based on characteristics such as their kissing techniques, single-lip kisses commonly say a few things about your partner’s feelings and personality in addition to how they feel about you.
Your partner is patient
Any guy can easily just give you a quick pop kiss goodnight or rush right into making out or hauling you into the bedroom.
But when they take the time for a single-lip kiss, it shows that they are patient enough to hold off on receiving the reward.
Most likely, this extends to other areas of their life.
So, if you are thirty minutes late coming downstairs to meet them for a date because you were trying to find the perfect outfit and lipstick shade, they probably won’t have an issue with waiting.
They may even work hard as they patiently wait for a promotion or be willing to pursue higher education rather than jumping on a new job offer.
Your partner is focused and detailed-oriented
Single-lip kissing requires each person to be focused – especially since their eyes will probably be closed.
If your partner is focused enough to give you amazing single-lip kisses, then they’ll probably also be focused on conversations and will listen when you’re talking.
They’re more likely to remember your birthday and take note of the fact that you’re interested in visiting the latest museum exhibit, which makes for a better dating experience.
Your partner is likely aroused
In all honesty, single-lip kisses often lead to making out, which sometimes leads to the bedroom.
While single-lip kisses are usually a good sign in a relationship, sometimes they simply mean that a guy is trying to turn you on with the hope of getting lucky.
Even if your partner isn’t already in the mood for sex, they’ll often feel aroused after single-lip kissing and may want to go further, which is fine if you’ve reached that point in your relationship.
Why should you single-lip kiss your partner?
After reading this, you’re likely all for single-lip kissing and looking forward to your next make-out session.
If your partner doesn’t give you single-lip kisses, you may even want to begin incorporating these romantic smooches into your intimate encounters – and you should.
Single-lip kissing leads to longer, more intimate make-out sessions, and what girl doesn’t want to spend more time with her man?
And if you’re sexually active, single-lip kisses are an excellent form of foreplay that increases arousal and builds sexual tension, leading to mind-blowing orgasms.
When is a single-lip kiss not a good sign?
If you just met an attractive guy at a club and he starts to give you single-lip kisses, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are soulmates.
But he’s obviously into you and the fact that he’s taken the time to start off with a single-lip kiss most likely means that he isn’t a one-minute man in the bedroom.
If you’re down with the idea of a one-night stand, the guy who gives a single-lip kiss may be one of the better lovers to hook up with.
But it doesn’t mean that he values you enough to call or text the following day.
And if your partner quickly gives you a peck on one lip as they say goodbye, it certainly doesn’t mean that they’re patient, focused, or value your time.
Obviously, they were too preoccupied and rushed to even peck both of your lips.
Single-lip kisses are romantic, but you should pay attention to other relationship cues besides kissing to understand how your partner feels about you.
Or better yet, you can always just ask them.