By Courtney Omernick

Whether you’re just dating, in a relationship and love, or single, it never hurts to get some extra dating and relationship advice; especially when it comes to important things like kissing.

Below are some special pieces of dating advice and kissing pointers.

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Have fresh breath: It seems like common sense, but a lot of people are guilty of bad breath. Make sure your teeth are clean. It doesn’t matter how good of a kisser you are, as bad breath can ruin everything.

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2. Build up the moment: No matter if it’s the first date, or if you’ve been dating for awhile; there’s going to be some tension. And, kissing is a great way to break the tension. Don’t wait too long for that first kiss, however. You want to make sure they still understand that you’re interested in them.

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3. Use your eyes: Obviously, don’t keep them open while you’re kissing. But, try speaking with your eyes to initiate the kiss.

4. Don’t try to control it: A good kiss is powerful. The moment will be broken if you put too much thought into it.

5. Relax: Kissing isn’t a “win or lose” situation. Try to gauge what the other person is doing, and go from there.

6. Be spontaneous: Give your partner a gift when they least expect it. Catching them off guard with a kiss can be just what they needed.

7. Pay attention to the surroundings: Special and new surroundings can make things interesting. Because your eyes are closed, you’ll be able to see and feel new sensations more clearly.

8. Control your saliva: Don’t create slobber that runs down your face. Keep your saliva in check.

9. Use your hands: Don’t just fixate on someone’s face. Touching their neck, sides, or holding them close makes the kiss better.

10. Don’t drink: The best kisses and makeout sessions occur when you’re sober.

What’s your dating advice for our readers? Do you have any kissing tips? Share in the comments!