Quick Answer: Why Do Couples Kiss?

Kissing causes a chemical reaction in your brain, including a burst of the hormone oxytocin.

It’s often referred to as the “love hormone,” because it stirs up feelings of affection and attachment.

According to a 2013 study, oxytocin is particularly important in helping men bond with a partner and stay monogamous.

Why do we kiss?

Today, the most widely accepted theory of kissing is that humans do it because it helps us sniff out a quality mate. When our faces are close together, our pheromones “talk” — exchanging biological information about whether or not two people will make strong offspring.

What happens when couples kiss?

(If you two become a couple, kissing could eventually trigger an opposite effect—peace instead of passion.) The physical thrill may prompt your brain to cue up dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. At the same time, other parts of your brain are shutting down negative emotions.

When should a couple kiss?

The first kiss: It could be after two dates or one week. The first kiss determines if there is chemistry between you. It tends to take place after or during the second date or after one week of going out. That first kiss is very important and can determine the course of the relationship.

What does kissing mean to a man?

When a man kisses you on the top of your head, it means he’s feeling protective of you. It means he couldn’t help himself, he had to stop what he was doing and let you know that he cares about you, that he loves sharing space with you, and that you mean the world to him.