Whether it's a gentle peck or a playful nibble, a kiss is more than just a kiss according to a new series of infographics that reveals how you and your partner pucker up speaks volumes about your relationship.
Although there are a variety of ways to show physical affection, Phil Mutz from LittleThings compiled a list of 11 different ways to kiss your love - and what your favorite style says about you and your partner's romance.
GENTLE KISS 轻吻
Because this type of kiss is typically a prelude to more physical intimacy, it is described as being about 'teasing and delayed gratification' and usually shared between two people who are deeply comfortable with each other.
For people who are kissing for the first time or just started dating, Phil explained that a peck is 'all about testing the waters'. It is a sign that a person would like to continue a physical relationship but wants to make sure that the other person feels the same.
However, as a relationship deepens it becomes a sign of comfort as it can be an intimate way to say 'hello' or 'goodbye' to your partner.
SINGLE-LIP KISS 单唇亲吻
This type of kiss is more intimate than a peck because the partners choose to be deeply focused on one section of the other's mouth. However, it is a slow kiss that can seem more romantic than more aggressive open mouth kisses.
FRENCH KISS 法式接吻
When couples engage in a French kiss, they massage their tongues together, and according to Phil this type of smooch is about exploration and wanting to get the know the other person even more.
SLOPPY KISS 湿吻
When two people throw caution to the wind and 'swap spit' during open mouth kisses, it is typically a sign of an intense physical relationship and sexual energy.
These types of kisses can often lead to the bedroom as partners freely explore each other's mouths without abandon or fear of boundaries.
CHEEK KISS 脸颊吻
Phil explained that a peck on the cheek shows friendship and affection and 'all about conveying that you like someone'.
When couples share a kiss on the cheek after years of being together, it may be a sign that they still have a strong friendship at the root of their relationship.
CLOSED MOUTH KISS 闭嘴吻
According to Phil, this type of kiss reveals that two people aren't necessarily comfortable with each other.
If this type of kiss is exchanged between people who are in a long term relationship, it could mean a sign that they are 'putting up emotional wall', and they most likely need to work on communicating with each other.
BUTTERFLY KISS 蝶吻
One of the sweetest - and most unique kisses - is the butterfly kiss, which doesn't actually involve lips at all.
In order to exchange a butterfly kiss, two people have to move their faces towards each other until their eyelids are almost touching before they begin rapidly fluttering their eyelashes.
When done right, it feels you are being kissed by the delicate wings of a butterfly. Phil explained that this type of kiss is a symbol of 'young love' because it is not as commonly shared between more mature couples.
ANGEL KISS 天使之吻
When someone lightly kisses another person's closed eyelid, it is often referred to as an angel kiss. This type of smooch is an intimate gesture that is meant to give the other person a feeling of security in comfort.
According to Phil, someone who gives their partner angel kisses believes it is important to take care of one another.
The angel kiss can also be a symbol of trust between two people because it is all about protection.
NIBBLE KISS 咬吻
When couple's gently bite each other's lips without drawing blood it is a sign of a 'feisty' relationship.
Phil explained that nibbling your partner shows a strong physical passion and may be an indicator that two people have a 'healthy, and perhaps athletic, sex life'.
SPIDERMAN KISS 蜘蛛侠吻
In the 2002 blockbuster Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst introduced a new type of kiss while playing their respective characters Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.
During the beloved scene in the film, Peter is hanging upside when Mary pulls down his mask to expose only his lips as she gives him a passionate kiss.
The iconic kiss is far from practical, and unsurprisingly, kissing your partner an upside down kiss when they are laying down is a sign of spontaneity in a relationship.
'This kiss shows that your relationship still surprises you,' Phil wrote. 'You each still share a sense of excitement, and you love the opportunity to sneak up and lay an unexpected kiss on your partner.'