Many of us are familiar with the different types of kisses. Kisses on the cheek are usually platonic and familial. Kisses on the mouth are usually romantic, and kisses on the neck or the jaw tend to be more intimate types of kissing. Then, there’s a kiss on the forehead.
A lot of guys don’t really know what to do, or what it means, when it comes to getting a kiss on the forehead from a girl. Could it mean that she likes you? Or maybe she’s just being friendly? It can be difficult to figure out what a girl means without asking her. But, if you’re looking for a step in the right direction, a kiss on the forehead could mean any one of these things.
1. She likes you
Now, a kiss on the cheek or on the lips is pretty straight forward. But, a kiss on the forehead could just as easily mean that a girl likes you. It’s a sweet kind of kiss that many people don’t experience often. It’s also kind of romantic and intimate. Plenty of movies and television shows have showed forehead kisses in a way that is intimate and romantic. A girl who kisses you on the forehead may be trying to imitate what she’s seen through movies. If a forehead kiss feels romantic, then it very well might be!
2. She’s being nice
Much like a kiss in the cheek, a forehead kiss could simply mean that she’s being nice. Maybe you’re friends and she wants to give you a goodbye kiss much like she would do with her other friends. A kiss in the cheek can symbolize that she’s being nice, and so can a kiss on the forehead. She might not mean anything by it at all. If she’s never otherwise acted romantically towards you, there’s a good chance that she just wanted to give you a kiss to be kind.
3. She sees you as a young sibling
Maybe she kisses out on the forehead because you remind her of her younger brother. A forehead kiss can also be quite platonic or familial. Parents kiss their children on the forehead all the time, and older siblings have been known to kiss their younger siblings platonically on the forehead and cheek. If she acts like your older sister in a way, the kiss may be her way of showing you some platonic, hug familial, love. If you like her as more than a friend, this might be a little disappointing. But, it still means she cares about you.
4. She’s shy
She might be working up to a kiss on the lips! A girl who likes you and wants to kiss you may be too nervous to actually do so. This could mean she’ll give you practice kisses. She’ll kiss you in the cheek and on the forehead as a way to gauge your reaction of her leaning in close for a kiss. If you don’t pull away, or seem interested, this might give her the confidence that she needs to give you a kiss on the lips. Or, if you’re into her, you could also try giving her a kiss, too. Who knows, she may be waiting for you to make the first move!
5. She likes you as a friend
Does she kiss all of her friends on the forehead? When you hang out together, is this a regular occurrence? Or, does she just do it with you? Depending on how she acts with other people, a kiss on the forehead could mean she’s just treating you the same as she does all of her other friends. Hang out with her in a group setting, or ask mutual friends if this is a quirk of hers. She might be doing it just with you, or she might just enjoy showing affection for her friends in this way.
Dealing with girls can feel confusing all on its own without having to figure out what girls mean when they do certain things. For the most part, girls aren’t too hard to figure out! They’ll let you know how they’re feeling eventually. If you’re struggling to figure out what a girl means when she leaves kisses on your forehead, it may feel like the last thing you want to do is ask.
Even if it feels awkward or silly, you can never go wrong with just dropping a few hints. If you like her, subtly letting her know will make what she means by her forehead kisses more obvious. Whether she likes you, or whether she just likes to give kisses, knowing what the kisses mean and where to start can be helpful in figuring out what’s going on between you and a girl.