How To Score Under The Mistletoe
+ BONUS: Ultimate Tip for Avoiding Unwanted Mistletoe Awkwardness
Whether you hope to find yourself swirling in a winter romance, or just simply trying to avoid looking like a complete idiot we have the best tips for scoring under the mistletoe, no matter how desperate you are. Watch the video below to get in the mistletoe spirit (or just for a little laugh) then master the tips below and you will be well on your way Mistletoe magic.
Properly Inspired from Bieber? Great Let’s get to the good stuff:
Tip 1: Body Language
To quote Ursula, “Don’t underestimate the power of body language.” Learning to read someone’s body language can save you from looking like that over- zealous person just trying to kiss anyone. There are some tell tale signs that someone is ready and willing to kiss you. The three most common are if they repeatedly look you directly in the eyes, if they touch you frequently, and if they touch their lips. Watch for these. If you are noticing them then take a chance because the odds are in your favor.
Tip 2: Lip Prep Work
Having soft, plump, kiss-able lips starts before the party day even arrives. Drink lots of water to keep your lips from being chapped. Also, use the PMD device, without the disc, to naturally plump up your lips. That way you are sure to have kiss-able lips come mistletoe time.
Tip 3: Chew a piece of Cinnamon Gum
Sugarless gum is often the cure for bad breath but, did you know cinnamon is the most powerful flavor when it comes to squelching halitosis. Chew a stick or two of cinnamon gum 20 minutes before getting under the mistletoe and your breath will be fresher.
Tip 4: The Essentials Bag
Carry an essentials bag in your purse. These items make sure you are ready for any impromptu or planned mistletoe encounters you have. Your essentials bag should contain some lip balm (nothing with too strong of a flavor as you don’t want to distract from the smooch), a couple of breath mints (that are quick to pop and dissolve instantly), and a small notebook and pen… just in case the kiss is truly magical and you need to slip them your phone number 🙂
Tip 5: Place the mistletoe in a frequentent place
The placement of mistletoe is key to scoring. If you are having to trick your potential mistletoe partner into the corner so you can kiss them it will lose the appeal of seeming like a natural party occurrence. So place the mistletoe in a place that is well trafficked. Heck, put multiple sprigs of mistletoe around so that you don’t miss your chance when Mr. or Mrs. wonderful slips under.
Tips for the Desperate
If you have put all your romance hopes and dreams into getting a kiss under the mistletoe this year then don’t skip tips 6 and 7, they will ensure you score this season.
Tip 6: Surprise Mistletoe
Try surprising your companion with unexpected mistletoe, make sure your cover story sticks and you are almost guaranteed a kiss. Check out how these college kids scored on completely strangers:
Tip 7: Wear the Mistletoe
And finally the foolproof method. Simply purchase one of these and slip it on whenever you want to have some mistletoe magic. Its hard to turn down the headband so keep it as a last resort because it can be powerful magic.
Bonus Tip: Tactful Avoidance:
Alas not all mistletoe moments are wanted and some need to be tactfully avoided. Our bonus tip will help you do just that.
You need to perfect a technique called The Air Kiss. Here is how it goes: Initiate a handshake, lean in close, and gently touch his cheek with your cheek while making a soft kissing sound. When performed smoothly and effortlessly the target gets the picture and both parties can leave unembarrassed.
Of course, if the entire mistletoe scene petrifies you then carry a small envelope with some onion, a piece of pure garlic and a smoked oyster. Just before entering the partying pop all 3 in your mouth, chew and spit into a napkin. The concoction you just threw in your mouth will keep everyone a good 3 feet away, well out of kissing distance.