Post # 1
I was having this conversation with a couple of friends and was surprised to hear that they think it is strange/bizarre for fathers to kiss their daughters on the mouth. My husband and I both kiss our girls on the mouth and I think it is normal (obviously). I am, of course, talking about a peck and not a full on lip lock. What do you think?
Post # 3
We are mouth kissers in my family and proud of it.
Post # 4
I think it depends on the age of the girls and the ethnic/cultural background of the people involved.
Post # 6
I’ve never done this with my dad, and when I’ve seen others do it, as I’ve seen in some ceremony vids I’ve watched when the father is giving his daughter away, it always seems weird to me. But every family has their own traditions and customs and it depends on the family. Just thought I would throw in my opinion that it does often cause me to raise an eyebrow, simply because it doesn’t seem appropriate to me.
Post # 7
We’re a kiss on the cheek type of family.
Post # 8
I didn’t vote because while I have never done it/wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it, I have seen other people do it in their families and it seems natural. Depends on the family norms, I suppose.
Post # 9
No, I don’t kiss anyone on the mouth except for my SO. My parents never did that and I didn’t realize people actually did kiss their parents on the mouth until I was in highschool. I remember reacting to it like it was nasty, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. It’s just not how I was socialized as a kid and thinking of kissing my dad on the mouth, even just a peck, gives me the heebie jeebies. We’re cheek and forehead kissers.
Post # 10
My SO’s grandma did this to me and it absolutely shocked me. He actually laughed because we had just been discussing how I think it’s weird to kiss anyone on the mouth except for people I’m dating. It just feels much more… I don’t know… sexually charged?
I guess it’s all in the perception. I see it as passionate and loving, definitely more in a sexual way. If someone sees kissing as a friendly greeting/goodbye, then it wouldn’t be as weird.
However, don’t kiss a person on the lips who turns their cheek to you… so awkward…
Post # 11
I don’t really think it’s appropriate at any age, but I suppose if the kids are in elementary school, it’s not as bad as if they were older.
Post # 12
I am 27 and white. I kiss my mom, dad, and all my sisters on the mouth. And any guys who come into our family via a sister or two gets mouth kissed, too. (There has been some shock, and a little resistance, but they always come around in the end.) I kiss my FI’s parents on the mouth, too. Both of them. So maybe this is a New England thing? I think it’s only creepy if you make it creepy.
Post # 13
We used to all kiss on the lips until I started highschool. Then it became cheek or forehead (: I don’t see it as ‘bad’ I’m just not comfortable doing it anymore.
Post # 14
ewwww no. No no no no no. It totally grosses me out to see parents kiss their kids on the mouth.
Post # 15
We do. He’s my dad! Nothing inappropriate about it. We’re very close, and that’s just how we’ve always been.
I do know that when I got older (ie teen), he became almost hesitant about dad/daughter PDAs as he didn’t want people to assume he was a creep. I think that’s really sad. He seems to be over it now, for the most part.
According to this daddy’s girl – lots of love is good 🙂
Post # 16
I think its completely cultural so I didn’t vote – but for me personally its all sorts of OH HELLLLLLLL NO 🙂 and I do love my dad.