Kiss Like a Movie Star: Serendipity

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"Soulful Soulmate Kiss"

Like the couple in this heart-tugging romantic comedy, you and your mate can prove to each other that some things are simply meant to be.

Jonathan and Sara, played by John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, meet in Bloomingdale's reaching for the same pair of black cashmere gloves. But after spending a magical evening together exploring Manhattan during the uber-romantic Christmas season, they decide to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny reunites them. Many years later both are on the brink of marrying other people, yet neither can forget the one that got away. Each go to extreme lengths to track the other down and see if their love really was meant to be. At the end of the movie they both arrive at a skating rink beneath a star-kissed perfect winter night and spy one another. This is when the viewer gets goose bumps. The moment is both anxious and comfortable at the same time. It just feels right. The smiles on their lips say this is the last person with whom either will ever share a first kiss.

Luckily for you, it's not necessary to lose each other for 10 years to be able to truly treasure the rightness of your relationship. But timing is important. If you want to recreate this love scene in your life, wait until a short, enforced separation to attempt to trigger the magic and passion of the first kiss you shared, say, after you or your partner returns from a business trip or a visit to faraway relatives or friends. Suggest on the phone while you are still separated that you meet somewhere special instead of home. Tell him seductively that you've missed him so much you've been fantasizing about having a special reunion with him. Remark that being apart even for a brief time has reminded you how much you value the relationship. When you meet him, bring an item that carries special sentiment. (Jonathan and Sara each had one of the gloves they bought at Bloomie's that special night.) Choose a romantic setting, preferably somewhere that was important to your courtship -- Serendipity's soul mates skated at the rink during their brief idyllic time together. Arrive a little late. Gaze longingly at your lover from a distance as if it's been a decade since the last time you saw his beloved face.

Wait to approach until his eyes find yours. Walk slowly, very slowly, to your partner, your heart in your eyes, showing him the romantic keepsake you've kept all this time. His eyes will also be lighting with joy as he remembers all the reasons he fell for you in the first place. When you draw close, don't immediately lock lips but touch his face or his hands. (Jonathan and Sara shared a sensuous handshake.) Finally, inevitably, you will come together in a kiss that is so soul-sharing it re-rocks your worlds. (Note to all non-movie actors: We suggest you don't take it further until you're away from prying eyes. Wait until you're at home, on a closed set!)

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