by Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 17 October 2013

All in the name of science! Oxford University researchers have found that women are more likely than men to change their opinions of others after they kiss them. ‘Mate choice and courtship in humans is complex’, said researcher Robin Dunbar. ‘It involves a series of periods of assessments where people ask themselves, “Shall I carry on deeper into this relationship?” Initial attraction may include facial, body and social cues. Then assessments become more and more intimate as we go deeper into the courtship stages, and this is where kissing comes in.’

The study also uncovered a couple other facts: women rated kissing as more important in long-term relationships than men did. And, surprisingly, the survey suggested that kissing is not linked to increasing sexual arousal. Say wha?

Via Discovery News