A new survey has found that East Anglians kiss the most with an average of nine kisses each week, but that Scottish kisses last the longest – an average Scottish smacker lasts 28 seconds. The survey also found that 20% of married couples across the UK don’t kiss for an entire week, and when they do, it lasts no more than five seconds. The findings have been released to launch a campaign by the British Heart Foundation to teach lifesaving skills such as the kiss of life to school children as part of the national curriculum.
Kissing saves lives
Perhaps predictably, the survey also found that younger lovebirds make more time for romance, with those aged between 18 and 24 saying they lock lips with a partner 11 times a week on average. Ellen Mason, senior cardiac nurse at the charity, said “Our survey reveals some fun facts about the nation’s kissing habits but the greatest kiss you could ever give someone is the kiss of life – that’s why we want every young person to leave school knowing how to help in an emergency situation. This campaign could put hundreds of thousands of new lifesavers on the streets every year”.