How Long Is the Perfect New Year’s Kiss?

Health & Fitness

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — When you kiss 2011 goodbye at the stroke of midnight this Saturday, how long will your New Year’s kiss last?

The dating website It’sJustLunch surveyed over 500 singles and asked, “How long is the perfect New Year’s Kiss?”  Here are the results:

— If you’re kissing someone you just met at a party, 61 percent of the respondents said “seven seconds” is long enough.

— If you’re at the party with someone you’ve been dating for at least three months, 23 percent said, “long enough to need to get a room.”  Nineteen percent of respondents said the kiss should last “12 seconds.”

— When it comes to bringing in the new year at home, 58 percent of those polled agreed their ideal smooch would be “long enough to go way beyond kissing.”

As for the preferred kissing technique for a public smooch:

— 36 percent chose kissing with an “open mouth and tongue.”
— 34 percent picked “open mouth and no tongue.”
— 30 percent chose a “closed mouth.”

Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said if their New Year’s kiss was in a public place, they’d make it “shorter, subtler and more reserved.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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