Kiss 2011 Goodbye

It's Just Lunch dating survey reveals expectations regarding the perfect New Year's Eve Kiss

Dec 21, 2011, 13:17 ET from It's Just Lunch

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How long is the perfect New Year's kiss? According to a survey of over 500 singles conducted by dating service It's Just Lunch, it depends on how long you've known your date. If you're kissing someone you just met at a party, a clear majority (61%) favors "7 seconds." But if you're at that party with someone you've been dating at least three months, the top answer is "long enough to need to get a room." That response, selected by 23% of singles, barely nosed out more conservative choices such as "12 seconds" which was selected by 19% of the singles taking the survey.

When it comes to celebrating at home, the response was much more unified: A 58% majority said their ideal smooch would be "Long enough to go way beyond kissing." "Despite what it says in the song from Casablanca, a kiss really isn't just a kiss," says Irene LaCota, spokesperson for It's Just Lunch. "For most people, a truly "perfect" kiss will lead to something more - especially on New Year's." The preferred kissing technique for a public kiss was close to a three way tie: A slight plurality (36%) chose kissing with an open mouth and tongue, a whisker above the percentage who picked "open mouth with no tongue" (34%). A "closed mouth" kiss was selected by 30%.

Despite a seeming preference for the libertine at the stroke of midnight, only 32% of singles said they'd kiss the same way as they do in private. A clear majority (62%) said that if their New Year's smooch was in a public place, they'd make it "shorter, subtler and more reserved."

It's Just Lunch is a personalized dating service for busy professionals. The company has coordinated over two million dates for clients since opening in 1991. IJL minimizes the stress and maximizes the efficiency of dating by sending people on casual, no-pressure dates over lunch, brunch or drinks after work. IJL's team of dating specialists, not a computer, perform the matchmaking. The company has over 150 locations in the US, Canada and internationally.

SOURCE It's Just Lunch