You’ve found the one, but he’s a horrible kisser! Don’t let him live the lie any longer—you’ve got to let him know… nicely, of course.
Step 1: Decide if he’s worth it Decide if he’s worth it. If he’s not in the running for a long-term commitment, let another girl deal with the problem.
Step 2: Compliment him Take a cue from journalists, who lob softballs at interview subjects before throwing them a curve. Start with a compliment about his technique—surely you can find something good about it—before moving on to the problem.
TIP: If you honestly can’t find anything positive to say about his kisses, tell him he has soft lips.
Step 3: Soften the blow Here’s a linguistic trick. Don’t say, 'You have such soft lips, but I wish you wouldn’t give such wet kisses.' He’ll forget the compliment. Instead, seductively coo, 'You have such soft lips, and I’d love it if your kisses weren’t quite so wet.'
Step 4: Show him Show him how you want to be kissed. It will be more fun, less humiliating, and infinitely more effective than asking him to stop lapping your face like a dog.
Step 5: Take some blame Take some blame by saying 'we' need to work on our kissing.
Step 6: Know when to say when If you’ve told him nicely and shown him seductively and he’s still grossing you out, reconsider. Kissing poorly is bad enough, but being a bad listener—or just plain stupid—might mean he’s not the guy you thought he was!
FACT: As early as 1500 BC, Sanskrit texts from India depicted tongue kisses and their effects on young maidens.