If you want to be happy, healthy, successful, and live longer, give your spouse a kiss
before you go to work each day. That's the conclusion of a study conducted by a group of
German physicians and psychologists, in cooperation with insurance companies. According to
Dr. Arthur Sazbo, the study found that those who kiss their spouse each morning miss less
work because of illness than those who do not. They also have fewer auto accidents on the
way to work. They earn 20 to 30 percent more monthly and they live about five years more
than those who don't even give each other a peck on the cheek. The reason for this, says
Dr. Sazbo, is that the kissers begin the day with a positive attitude. A kiss signifies a
sort of seal of approval, offer Sazbo and his colleagues, and they believe, those who
don't experience it, for whatever reason, go out the door feeling not quite right about
themselves. Whether you give this study any credence or not, an au revoir kiss every morning
can do you no harm. Maybe you can expand the study and write a book, Pucker Up to Grow
Rich, Feel Good, and Live Longer. It could be a best-seller.
Bits & Pieces, July 25, 1992 pp. 4-5.
After five years of exhaustive laboratory study sponsored by the United States Public
Health Service, Dr. Doran D. Zimmer of Daytona, Florida, concluded that kissing can cause
Campus Life, February, 1980, p. 47.
Some German insurance insurance companies and psychologists have found a correlation
between work attitudes and a morning goodbye kiss. Studies show that men who do not kiss
their wives goodbye are apt to be moody, depressed and disinterested in their jobs. But
kissing husbands start off the day on a positive note. This positive attitude results in
more efficient and safer driving practices. Kissing husbands live five years longer than
their less romantic counterparts. However, kissing may be more a consequence than a cause
of a happy life situation. The subject warrants continued investigation by every husband
Homemade, April, 1990.
Before I heard the doctors tell the dangers of a kiss, I had considered kissing you the
nearest thing to bliss. But now I know biology and sit and sigh and moan; Six million mad
bacteria, and I thought we were alone.