Kissing Styles for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo

By Kim Rogers-Gallagher
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There's nothing more memorable than that first kiss. If the story you tell about it is followed by one about your long and current love affair, you'll bring tears to everyone's eyes.

Some people want the actual physical experience of a kiss to be a complete and total surprise. But the rest of us want to know what our date's kiss is going to be like, so we can enjoy the anticipation of it.

Here's an idea of what to expect once the magic moment occurs, based on your date's Sun sign. (Try to look surprised when you unlock lips, though, and definitely not too smug.)

Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Assertive, forceful, energetic and powerful ... each word carries the same growling 'R' that turns up both in the name of this sign and in its ruling planet, Mars. If there's one thing Mars knows, it's how to turn up the heat. And speaking of heat, Aries can channel all of that fiery red energy into one red-hot physical experience. This sign approaches kissing the way it approaches everything else -- delightfully impulsive. If there's anything left to be said, it's this: brace yourself.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Slow, sensuous and solid as a rock ... that's Taurus, and that's why their relationships tend to last a lot longer than those of other signs. The other reason is their sense of touch -- the way they have of brushing their hand against yours in such a way that by the time you're back at the car or standing at the front door, you know the kiss will occur. And if it's everything the Bull thought it would be and more, you won't ever be apart again for longer than eight hours. Unless one of you tends to sleep late, that is.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
If you're interesting, colorful, move quickly and keep them guessing, Gemini won't stray. First, though, you'll have to capture their attention. The process goes like so: First, the glance. Then the wink and/or smile, followed by the first few words (yours better be amazingly glib and charming). The first date comes next, during which they'll be watching to see if you're capable of keeping the conversation going for hours instead of just moments. Finally, (drum roll, please) the kiss. If the liplock is quick, sexy and playful, and leaves more to their imagination, they'll be back for more, possibly as early as tomorrow. If they pull away before you do, toss their number. You blew it.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Take a look around your home, or ask someone to be brutally honest about how it feels to be there. If they tell you that it's homey, comfy and they just feel good when they're sitting in your kitchen, great. If not, invest in some paisley appliance covers, a whole bunch of knick-knacks and a welcome mat for the front door. Then, invite your Cancer sweetheart over for dinner. Cook (or order in) something absolutely delicious. Once they're comfortable and fed, prepare yourself. They'll be ready to initiate the kiss -- which will be just as warm and wonderful. In fact, you probably won't want to stop at just one.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Pretend you're a contestant on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette.' Can you imagine waiting in line to see if you're the one who'll get the rose? That's what it's going to be like to try to woo a Leo. If you've got one of these romantic creatures in your sights, keep in mind that you are most definitely not alone on your quest for a kiss and that the 'M' word (Monogamy) really begins with that kiss, which will put you two on the map. Or not. Relax. Just put everything you feel for them into it. Everything.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
They're turned off by dirt, disorganization or chaotic surroundings. Does that mean all conditions must be absolutely perfect before they'll be able to relax and enjoy your first kiss? Sure does. Your mission is to get them to that point. Whether you're hailing a cab, snuggled up under a quilt on the beach or just finishing up dinner at your place, you can make it perfect by what you say and do. (In other words, load up the dishwasher before you make your move!) Now, let's review. They don't like things sloppy, sweaty, unrefined or clumsy. That said, trust your antennae to help choose the moment and your sense of discretion to help with your technique.

Kissing Styles by Sign