No one wants to kiss someone with bad breath, so pack some mints in your bag just in case.Frances recommends dissolvable mints over chewable mints (since it takes time to actually chew them and you might not have time), and mouth sprays are much more invasive. You kiss partners, potential partners, the guy you're on a date with, even the occasional three-way kiss after one too many margaritas on girls' night out. Seriously, how do you screw a simple up a thing like kissing? Plus, you want to kiss someone with soft, kissable lips, right? Try rubbing an exfoliator on your lips or using a moisturizing balm that keeps them soft and hydrated." When it comes to women, Frances recommends steering clear of glosses and lipstick, because ironically, they're not kiss-friendly accessories. Here are a few tips to consider before you lean in for the kill. "In terms of grooming, you definitely want to brush and floss.According to Frances, 75 percent of guys prefer vanilla-based scents, adding that "most guys don't really go for floral or musky scents." Need another way to think about it? "If you're with somebody, let them know you're ready to be kissed," says Frances.
"If you're wearing a red lip or gloopy lip gloss, guys sometimes shy away from making the first move," she says, adding that a "yummy tinted lip balm gives off the same effect" without all the mess.
READ: How To Get Your Partner To Do Anything If you're out to dinner, Frances adds that it's safe to stay away from dishes that are heavy on garlic and onions. See the guy craning his neck and mouth to fit that long piece of iceberg into his mouth?
And though you don't have to forgo them entirely, watch out for salads and spinach dishes, because those kinds of plates are more likely to come with ingredients that'll end up stuck in your teeth. "The best piece of advice I ever got was when someone told me, 'Don't order a salad; no one looks cool eating a salad.' So keep in mind how you'll need to eat something because it's just as important as what you're eating," says Frances. Or the woman sucking up the spaghetti a la "Lady and the Tramp"? Frances also adds that how you smell can help — or hurt — your chances.
"Look him (or her) in the eyes and smile; having that connected eye gaze creates intimacy and by letting them know you want to be intimate, you're giving them the go-ahead to be intimate with you." So don't shy away from those traditional icebreakers, either.
READ: 10 Things Happy Couples Talk About For guys, it's definitely important to trim and tame your hair.
Longer beards or mustaches distract from the lip — which makes your juicy lips harder to see and appreciate. Here's a tidbit you probably didn't know: Frances says that when you kiss, your saliva actually contains testosterone (yep, the male hormone) — which makes you want to get it on.