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Kissing stops when married couples reach 45

A recent survey has found that a full fifth of married couples go a full week without kissing, with older people being the most unromantic.


The findings revealed that even when couples do kiss, it was usually all over in under 5 seconds!

However, younger people were shown to be more romantic, with doe-eyed lovers between 18 and 24 enjoying an average of 11 loving kisses a week.

The survey results have been released as part of a campaign launch from the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness about lifesaving skills such as the kiss of life to schoolchildren as part of the national curriculum.

As part of the campaign celebrities were asked to share memories of their most unforgettable kisses.

ITV weather girl Clare Nasir welled up with tears as she said:

“My greatest kiss was on November 11 2009 when my daughter was born. She was six weeks premature and we almost lost her.

“It took us six years to have a baby and it was the best day of my life.”

Former EastEnders star Nadia Sawalha giggled as she said:

“The one (kiss) that I shared with my husband in a lift in Sweden – he knows the rest of the story.”

British Olympics gymnast Louis Smith said his was at school, kissing “that one girl that’s older who you think is amazing.” He added: “When I turned 18 I went out with my friends and this girl was there. We kissed for about three seconds and my friends jumped on me, celebrating like I had just kissed Victoria Beckham.”

Hollyoaks actress Carely Stenson said of her most memorable kiss:

“It was when I woke up in the morning to find my nephews and nieces jumping on my bed, giving me lots of cuddles.”

Other results from the survey showed that only 5% of people aged over 45 were kissing more than 30 times a week. East Anglians were shown to kiss the most, averaging 9 kisses a week, but Scots kiss the longest, on average lasting a lipsmackingly delicious 28 seconds each.

How about in your house? Do you take the time to inject romance into your relationships with frequent kissing?

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