Let’s be honest, you only ever get one shot at that first kiss. When it comes down to it, you’ve got to be prepared to give it your best. From setting the mood to making your move, here are a couple of ways to better your chances, and more importantly, making sure there’s absolutely no kissing with bad breath.
Set up your chance
The truth is, your window of opportunity to land a memorable first kiss is small. So, take chances into your own hands and, with confidence and respect, invite your crush out. Before this, build up a relationship and sense of real trust, the person you admire should be comfortable and feel relaxed around you. Then, find a common interest like cult films, football, dancing – whatever it is, and invite them to an event surrounding that interest. Not only will you both really enjoy yourself, but you’ll have plenty to talk about. Which brings us to the next point – kissing someone with bad breath. You’ll need to make sure you avoid having bad breath, because there is no better way to dampen the spark of romance than by kissing someone with bad breath.
Tackle bad breath
Kissing with bad breath is a major no-no. One way to avoid it is by using a toothpaste for bad breath. Give a mouthwash-infused gel toothpaste a go to switch things up, with a variety of flavours you can hand-pick one that suits you. Spicy, minty, cool – whatever stands out to you, go ahead and don’t be shy when it comes to brushing. Keep a handy travel-size toothpaste and toothbrush with you for emergency situations and a stick of gum for after meals. That way, you’re prepared to make the most of any romantic opportunity and can avoid kissing with bad breath.
Timing is everything
After you’ve planned a great date, prepped your breath to be minty fresh and clean, it’s really up to the natural chemistry. Read the vibe and don’t force the kiss. The more it feels planned the less natural and romantic it will come across, so once you get on your date focus on enjoying yourself, being polite, caring and most of all, having fun. When you over think when and how, it will be obvious to the other person which can leave you both feeling awkward, which is the last thing you want. If you have fun and end up laughing a lot, naturally you’ll feel warmly towards each other and suddenly there will be this pause in laughter where you look at each other and – boom. Timing is everything, but let it unfold naturally.
At the end of the day, it comes down to natural chemistry, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do as much as possible to show the person you’re interested in that you care, you’re compatible and you have minty fresh breath. Goodbye bad breath, hello romance.