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Forehead Kisses And The Meaning Behind Them
I wrote this specific card in response to Allison McCarthy's article, "UNPOPULAR OPINION: Forehead Kisses Are Not Romantic" seen on website xojane.com [see here].

It's no secret that kisses hold meaning.

That goodnight kiss he gives you before you get out of his car after a great first date, that kiss he gives you on your wedding day that speaks more volume than any word ever could and even that kiss he plants on your forehead after he leaves out the door for work -- they all have different meanings. Kissing is a way to express your feelings for someone by letting your actions do the talking.
As much as we love kissing and feel loved when sharing a kiss with someone we truly care about, not everyone feels that every kiss is meant to be affectionate. I'm talking about those forehead kisses. The ones that some find sweet and subtle, where others find them child like and scream "we're just friends, although I care about you". I've shared a few kisses in my day and to keep it completely genuine, I have fallen madly in love with the idea of a guy kissing my forehead before he even considers kissing my lips.
While author Allison McCarthy views forehead kisses as the least bit romantic, I think the total opposite. Forehead kisses scream romantic. I mean seriously, why would a guy kiss your forehead if he didn't genuinely care about you? A guy who wasn't interested in you, more than likely he wouldn't even be worried about kissing you to begin with. Kissing is intimate and if a guy doesn't see a future or see something great in you, than he will go for the kill and skip the kissing phase.
McCarthy says, "Forehead kisses aren't romantic -- they're actually the kiss of neutrality. A forehead kiss is an exchange best suited to parents and their children or between siblings. I flinch whenever someone I’m interested in makes a move for my forehead. For me, no kiss at all would be far better than this patronizing peck." Everyone has their own opinion and their opinion deserves to be respected. So, with that being said, I'll give McCarthy the benefit of the doubt and let her continue to think that forehead kisses are meant to be exclusively for parents and their children.
I never grew up with my parents kissing my forehead, if anything they would kiss my cheek. I always saw movies where the man would kiss the woman's forehead and thought of it to be completely romantic. I would give anything to have a man kiss my forehead and the moment it happened, I knew that this guy was different. Maybe I was thinking too deep [I'm known for that], but let Carrie Bradshaw tell it and I bet you she would agree with me.
Forehead kisses are romantic and gentle gestures that only a man who sees you as more than "just another chick" would enforce. It's obvious we're the generation of tongue kissing, lip biting or simply no kissing at all, so appreciate the guy who plants kisses on your forehead, cheek and hand. He's a gem and those kisses tell stories that you'll want to reread over and over again.
Please do chime in.

Are forehead kisses are romantic or non-romantic?

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I kiss my friend on her forehead. I mean it in an intimate way. we're not official yet, so it was a gesture that she and I were comfortable with as a kiss on the lips is something she likes to reserve for a significant other. This was especially because we started of 'causal' as we didn't know how things would end up
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I fully agree!!! It's sad that we live in a day and age where people no longer do little gestures to show that they care @BeannachtOraibh
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I like that and I think it's extremely respectful of you. If only all guys thought that way @Sadistyk
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@jordanhamilton they haven't been taught for one and others don't invest enough time/thought into consideration for others. It's about what they want, when they want it
2 years ago·Reply
When you're a lot taller than your partner, sometimes a forehead kiss is the most accessible kiss
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