Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Americans Don’t Enjoy Kissing Strangers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Most Americans don’t like the thought of puckering up to strangers, but the folks in the Northeast are all about kissing and telling.

According to a recent survey by Softlips Lip Conditioning Balm, 42 percent of folks living in Northeast America don’t mind greeting non-family members with a kiss.

However, 49 percent of women and 30 percent of men in other parts of the country kiss off the idea of smooching strangers when meeting or greeting them for the first time.

But the kissing doesn’t just stop there.

Only 7 percent of people feel comfortable double-cheek kissing during a greeting, while just 13 percent opt for the fabulous Hollywood-style “air kiss” as their way of saying hello or goodbye.

Still, it looks like puckering up is going to the dogs.

While 37 percent of people will only greet an immediate family member with a kiss, a surprising 45 percent of women and 27 percent of men have no problem planting a smooch on their pooch and other pets.

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