This is VERY interesting!
When you go in to kiss your partner, what way do you tilt your head? If you tilt your head to the right, science says there’s probably a lot of romance there.
Apparently, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan looked into the way couples locked lips and compared them to the way family members give non-romantic pecks.
They found that those who were in love almost always tilted their head to the right, but when they kissed relatives on the cheek, it was almost always to the left.
Jennifer Sedgwick, one of the lead researchers, said:
"Your brain is split into two halves: the left and right hemisphere… Activity on one side makes us focus on (or move toward) the opposite side."
Because our brain’s emotional circuitry is more dominant in the right side of our brain, and so our left sides typically display more emotion than our right. Sedgewick says that we’re naturally inclined to share the more emotive side of our face with our partner.
When we kiss a relative on the left side it’s because there’s a different neural process involved.
Now, don’t read too much into this, however, because it could also be because your partner is left-handed, so the opposite is true for them. If your kissing partner has higher anxiety they’re also more likely to go to the left.
So if your partner doesn’t lean right, don’t take it to be the be all and end all of the relationship – maybe they already consider you family!
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