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How to Successfully Pull Off a Mistletoe Kiss

If you're finally ready to make your move during the Christmas party, this guide will help you steal that first kiss under the mistletoe.


  • Step 1: Hang mistletoe out of the way Hang your mistletoe away from the busiest parts of the house or office, but don't hide it, either.
  • Step 2: Monitor alcohol consumption Monitor your target's alcohol consumption, if either person is inebriated then an innocent kiss may complicate things or make them awkward.
  • Step 3: Be prepared Be prepared with mouthwash or mints and, when the time comes, offer your target a mint to put them at ease about their breath.
  • TIP: Avoid gum -- you may not get a chance to discard it before the big smooch.
  • Step 4: Choose a close spot Choose a spot near the mistletoe, but don't hover or wait for someone to come along. Being too eager may give the wrong impression.
  • Step 5: Pick the perfect time Pick a good time to meet your special someone under the mistletoe, like after dinner or after they've had a chance to talk with friends and settle in.
  • Step 6: Respect personal space Respect their personal space by keeping a little distance between the two of you. If you sense the kiss is unwanted, just give a little peck on the cheek.
  • FACT: Mistletoe has been shown to kill cancer cells and stimulate the immune system. An extract of mistletoe is used in Europe as a cancer treatment.

You Will Need

  • Mouthwash
  • Mints
  • Timing

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