Seal It With A Kiss : When is it okay to kiss in public ?

Q. Is there a rule of thumb for which check a gentleman should kiss when greeting a woman in a social setting?

A. First put forward your right cheek to the right cheek of the one you are greeting. You then pull back slightly and proffer your left cheek. This should help you avoid the embarrassing bobbing of heads as you move toward one another from the wrong side. You don’t actually kiss the person’s cheek – which is where the term “air kissing” came from.

Episode #23: If I’m Gonna Be Sneaky, I’m Gonna Be Sneaky


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Cupid’s Catch – 22 : What should you give to someone you just started dating?

Q. I’ve been dating a man exclusively for the last couple of months. We talk a couple of times a day and see each other at least once on the weekend. With Valentines coming, my questions is, what is an appropriate Valentines gift?’

A. Valentine’s Day can strike terror in the heart of the newly-dating, for the anxiety is that a gift might be too personal or perhaps inappropriate, yet it is impossible to let the day go by without doing something! Remind yourself, this is an opportunity. In this case, great gifts can be a favorite food treat you believe he’d like, or a DVD/download of a favorite movie. It can be a classic personal accessory, like a key chain, or a book you think he’d like to read. Any of these would be accompanied by a valentine card that was not too personal, yet still expresses your affection. Next Valentine’s Day with him will be much easier!

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