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Kissing on the cheek in Poland. Lips for lovers only?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
4 Jun 2010 #1
I have more than once heard Pol-Ams returning from their 1st trip to Poland say that when they tried to kiss a relative (gender unimportant) on the lips he/she would turn his/her head so it landed on the cheek, then he/she would kiss the other cheek. That confuses some visitors. Is it true that kisses on the lips are reserved solely for lovers in Poland?
lukaszpoznanski 10 | 39
4 Jun 2010 #2
Huh? Since when do Americans kiss their relatives on the lips?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
4 Jun 2010 #3
on the lips

That is just strange.

Only people I kissed on the lips was my gf or very very very close girl-friends who I had known for years :/
A J 4 | 1,088
4 Jun 2010 #4
Since when do Americans kiss their relatives on the lips?

Most Americans do that funny hug-thing. And if they kiss, it's maybe once or twice on the cheek. I think most Americans are a bit prudish sometimes, except when they're in Las Vegas!

;)

All breaks loose!
zetigrek
4 Jun 2010 #5
sometimes little children "dają dzióbka" into lips of their parents... but thats the only exeption. Kiss into lips is an erotical kiss.

I never heard that americans kisses in lips.
I also remind you that in Poland we kisses one for greet/goodbye friends and 3 when make wishes etc. (sometimes also when greeting relatives but its kind of oldfashioned manner) into cheek. Oh, and we kisses only: female-female, male-female... never male-male.
A J 4 | 1,088
4 Jun 2010 #6
I never heard that americans kisses in lips.

Ofcourse they do! (Just not relatives.)

;)
pgtx 29 | 3,159
4 Jun 2010 #7
was my gf or very very very close girl-friends who I had known for years :/

or your boyfriend... please, do tell... ;)
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
4 Jun 2010 #8
No never kiss a man under no circumstances, unless he has just scored the winning goal in the cup final ;)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
5 Jun 2010 #9
I don't know any place in Europe where friends kiss each other on the lips.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
5 Jun 2010 #10
Is it true that kisses on the lips are reserved solely for lovers in Poland?

and for very very close female-friends (psiapsióły), teenagers let's say up to 15yo.
beckski 12 | 1,617
5 Jun 2010 #11
I think most Americans are a bit prudish sometimes, except when they're in Las Vegas!

Hey, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
5 Jun 2010 #12
In the original statement: "...When Pol-Ams tried to kiss a relative (gender unimportant) on the lips he/she would turn his/her head so it landed on the cheek...", by "gender unimportant" I meant regardless of whetehr the Pole was a male or female they would turn a cheek. However, I failed to make it clear I was referring to a Pol-Am female having the tendency to ksis everybody on the lips, as American males (unelss they are homosexuals) normally do not kiss other males, even distant relatives, in that manner. Sorry for the confusion!
plk123 8 | 4,150
5 Jun 2010 #13
I have more than once heard Pol-Ams returning from their 1st trip to Poland say that when they tried to kiss a relative (gender unimportant) on the lips he/she would turn his/her head so it landed on the cheek, then he/she would kiss the other cheek. That confuses some visitors. Is it true that kisses on the lips are reserved solely for lovers in Poland?

do you kiss your grandma or aunt on the lips? this question is beyond stupid.. wtf?

never male-male.

that is not true either.. when meeting close relatives, males will kiss each other on the cheeks.
Miguel Colombia - | 351
5 Jun 2010 #14
Huh? Since when do Americans kiss their relatives on the lips?

Germans do. That's so ...disturbing.
zetigrek
5 Jun 2010 #15
that is not true either.. when meeting close relatives, males will kiss each other on the cheeks.

maybe only when making wishes... in my family at least.
A J 4 | 1,088
5 Jun 2010 #16
Hey, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Obviously not. I mean, even I've heard what happens there!

;)

Kiss me, I'm Polish :)

:* :* :*

;P
southern 75 | 7,096
5 Jun 2010 #17
I don't know any place in Europe where friends kiss each other on the lips

I know a place.It happens in CR.
Polson 5 | 1,771
5 Jun 2010 #18
Russians? I heard they do it, in some parts of Russia.
Crow 137 | 7,723
5 Jun 2010 #19
kissing relatives or children in the lips is sick and decadent

for, kissing lips is part of sex game. its the matter of passion
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
5 Jun 2010 #20
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek_kissing

apply regional variations but in Poland - generally - adults don't kiss on the lips.

The PolAm you refer to Polonius, is the weird one obviously
f stop 25 | 2,513
5 Jun 2010 #21
my father's family kisses on the lips in greeting. My father knows better, but still, many awkward moments. I wish I knew where this sh!t came from.
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
5 Jun 2010 #22
old/er aunties maybe?
mine were the same; and uncles too...but they were around 80 :)
southern 75 | 7,096
5 Jun 2010 #23
Polish girls tell me to kiss them on cheek for other guys not to be jealous.
Crow 137 | 7,723
5 Jun 2010 #24
Polish girls just like Serbs very much. Its about attitude. Serbs are very spontaneous and girls like that
z_darius 14 | 3,969
5 Jun 2010 #25
Most Americans do that funny hug-thing. And if they kiss, it's maybe once or twice on the cheek. I think most Americans are a bit prudish sometimes, except when they're in Las Vegas!

Not really. Some Americans are very open about their romantic feelings:

.
plk123 8 | 4,150
6 Jun 2010 #26
maybe only when making wishes.

what do you mean by "making wishes".. i don't understand

Obviously not. I mean, even I've heard what happens there!

do you really think you get the full story? ;) :D

The PolAm you refer to Polonius, is the weird one obviously

he's off his kilter.. i 've never seen "pol-ams" do such a thing..

Polish girls just like Serbs very much. Its about attitude. Serbs are very spontaneous and girls like that

but serb guys tend to kiss each other like bush and prince faud here. ^^^ lol

Not really. Some Americans are very open about their romantic feelings:

he was just kissing up to the saudis or thanking them for sending the hijackers on 9/11.. it sure gave bush another term and actually gave him something that he may be remembered for..
zetigrek
6 Jun 2010 #27
what do you mean by "making wishes"..

I mean "składać życzenia". I dont know how it should be in english.
plk123 8 | 4,150
7 Jun 2010 #28
oh ok.. can't think of the terms right now.. maybe congratulations?
zetigrek
7 Jun 2010 #29
Are you congratulating on Christmas? ;)
plk123 8 | 4,150
7 Jun 2010 #30
ok "well wishes" then


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