To kiss and tell is the perfect way to express your feelings, and perhaps an ideal example where actions speak louder than words. However, there are some instances where you need some words to understand what just happened, isn’t it? If you have been the recipient of some confusing forehead kisses lately, then this Buzzle post will help you understand what they actually symbolize.
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ― Marilyn Monroe
The way you give a kiss conveys a lot about what’s going on inside. Out of all the different types of kisses that exist in the world, or, those that are waiting to be “discovered” in the future, a forehead kiss is the sweetest and the most respectful kiss indeed.
We commonly see this form of affection between parents and their children, siblings, cousins, and maybe even among some close friends. But things get a little confusing when our love interest (or potential love interest) starts bestowing these kisses on us. Not that we mind it, but then, we fail to understand how to react to this act. Things get all the more confusing when a friend does it, or someone whom you’ve just started to know. What should you imply from this kiss? Does this person think your breath stinks, or that you’re too short to be reached to the lips? Or, is he/she waiting for you to send some signals so that things can move forward? You’ll find out…
Different Meanings of a Kiss on the Forehead
Just like one word can have many meanings, even one gesture can connote many things. Kissing is invariably a way of showing love and affection, but, in the complicated world in which we live today, love has many facets to it. The good news is, that a forehead kiss is associated with nothing but all the good things that love has to offer; well, in most situations.
A forehead kiss is a blessing without words
Blessing isn’t something that is confined to be bestowed only by an elder to someone they consider their children. In fact, it is another form of wishing goodness, wellness, and happiness to the one you truly care for. In the dating world, you wouldn’t find many couples, especially guys, giving out such kisses to their partners. So, if you are among the lucky few, know that this guy or girl truly cares for you, and that you are truly special.
A form of affection without sexual intentions
There used to be a time when love did exist without the urgent need to get physically intimate, or reaching right to sex. Although the context may vary depending upon the situation, mostly, a kiss on the forehead denotes that you are someone who is loved, not someone who is seen as an object used for lust. Trust us when we say, if you have found a lover who wouldn’t mind lying down with you just kissing on the forehead, holding your hand, and looking at the stars, you have found someone who loves you in the true sense of the word.
A way to exhibit deep sense of respect, adoration, and care
The best thing you can get in the morning is a forehead kiss while you’re sleeping, isn’t it? This denotes from every angle that you were being adored for your beauty, mind, and innocently charming ways all this while. Even if you receive this dose of sweetness just randomly out of the blue, be sure that the giver surely respects you for the person you are, and that he/she is glad that you’re a part of his/her life. In fact, in many cultures, a forehead kiss is considered to be a kiss of honor and is bestowed by a groom to his bride in the church.
Selfless love that’ll always remain within
Love can be many things, but it can never be self-seeking! Unfortunately, not many understand that (in today’s time), and you can’t blame them to be the expectant kind, as well. In truth, there are not many people who can bring out that side in us, who can make us feel that selflessness can be rewarding. Your guy might be running late for a meeting, but while he kisses on your forehead before leaving, it denotes that no matter what, he loves you and needs you in his life.
A sense of responsibility and protectiveness
Modernism has introduced many new terms in our lives, including ‘casual relationships.’ Really, can relationships be “casual” in nature? We think that the whole concept of “live-in relationships” is that people don’t want to be obligated to, or responsible for their partner anymore. However, those who truly see you as an integral part of their lives, not only as of now, but always, are likely to bestow these soft pecks of sweet nothings on you, especially when they want to convey that they will always be by your side, protecting you responsibly all along.
A forehead kiss is kissing your soul
The third eye chakra is considered to be the gateway to your soul, and is located in the middle of the forehead. Therefore, kissing there may symbolize that the person is actually kissing your soul. Now that’s deep! Invariably, this denotes that this bond is beyond the body, or at least, that is how he/she views it, as a connection that has been formed by loving your mind and soul.
Other possible meanings
Depending upon the stage of relationship that one is, this selfless kiss may be an indication of many things. It can be a ‘starter kiss’ and kiss to say ‘goodbye’, a kiss to denote that you’re a great friend, or that there is a platonic affection that exists. No matter what it denotes, it is a gesture that both starts and ends a relationship, making its connotation everything but meaningless.
Those who have to ridicule the purity of every action, will have many pointless jokes and sarcastic taunts about being kissed on the forehead. In fact, for some, it may mean nothing at all. However, for those who embrace every little action that is shared with a loved one, a forehead kiss is the most purest form of affection for sure. Honestly, a forehead kiss from a girl tells you that she will gladly wrap you in her arms and be your strength in all the ups and downs of life. On the other hand, when a guy kisses your forehead (which is a rare event), it means he doesn’t just love you, he has fallen in love with you! The innocence and selflessness that this gesture portrays is unmatchable to any other kiss, as you know that the person truly loves you for your mind and heart, and isn’t just around for sex or money. Consider yourself lucky if this kiss has come your way!
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