Kisses are just another form of communication between two people. Different kisses on your body signify different things.
A kiss on the cheek is more widely socially accepted, a kiss on the lips is sensual and usually shared by two partners, and a kiss on your wrist might just mean that the giver is trying to initiate something more.
Forehead kisses are special and usually reserved for special people in our lives. It’s not something you mindlessly give around.
What a forehead kiss means is that you are protected, loved, and respected.
It also means that your feelings of fear and love are acknowledged. You are seen and heard, not judged.
Here are 16 detailed meanings of a forehead kiss:
1. You are appreciated
A forehead kiss evokes warm feelings and fuzziness. It means that the giver of the kiss is trying to convey the message that they are lucky and blessed to have you by their side.
It means that they appreciate you being there for them in the lowest and happiest moments of their life and that you have a special place in their heart.
Such a kiss can come from family, friends, and your partner, nonetheless it doesn’t take away the magical relief you feel whenever you receive it.
Depending on the situation of when you want to tell the other person “I appreciate you”, a forehead on the kiss will definitely make them feel it.
2. You are not alone
Remember the feeling when you felt restless before going to sleep in your childhood and a forehead kiss from your parents settled you down?
This is the feeling of comfort that there is somebody there for you when you need them, and you can rely on them. That’s what it means.
It means that you don’t have to worry about facing the world alone and that the giver of the forehead kiss wants you to feel supported and at ease to call whenever things don’t look right.
A forehead kiss often means “I’m here for you.”
This kind of kiss surrounds you and shows that you are not alone to face the evil and the good of this world.
3. A declaration of love: “I love you”
There is no better way to tell someone you love them other than giving them a forehead kiss.
It will send them over the moon and their body will react positively to it.
It doesn’t have to be you SO other to give it to anyone whom you want to show love and adoration deserves a kiss on the forehead.
Because you know that person means a lot to you since you are giving them a forehead kiss. This kiss bears your soul to the other person and shows the purest form of showing love.
4. You are a dear friend
Sometimes, we can get so occupied with the idea of love, and the many interpretations that we give to it.
Sometimes a kiss on the forehead can indicate friendship, not only a romantic way of loving.
A kiss on the forehead means that your friendship runs deeper than ordinary ones.
The unsaid words typically meant to be said are a reassurance of support and reliance.
This kiss is an omen that you give to the other person which is dear to the heart as a sign of acceptance and trust.
5. You are immensely adored
When you give a kiss of adoration to someone, you instinctively make it out to be a forehead kiss.
The kiss given on the forehead directly links you to the receiver, it connects you spiritually since it is believed that the forehead is the window of the soul.
And when you are on the receiving end, it means that the giver adores your kindness and humane nature.
They adore you beyond your physical form to something more earnest and a typical appreciation form.
6. You are deeply cared for
When you receive a kiss on the forehead followed by a hug, it means that the giver cares about you on a deeper level.
Since the forehead kiss is often associated with the feeling of home and a sense of security, the giver is offering you the same thing.
Because family is an important part of our lives, when someone offers you that same care, it means that you are not an ordinary acquaintance to them.
In the same way, you’d receive a forehead kiss from a family member when you are struggling which encourages you to share your burden.
That same meaning of caring is given to you by a friend or partner that kisses you on the forehead.
7. “I respect you immensely.”
Sure, situations of receiving the forehead kiss help you figure out what that kiss means at that moment.
Thus, if you are discussing a subject matter, and you are getting passionate about it, receiving a forehead kiss means that you have earned their respect.
As you might interpret it as a dismissive action of your opinion, rather think how was how you received that forehead kiss.
Usually, it is a quick kiss on the forehead, filled with eye contact and a firm nod letting you know that you were heard and acknowledged and that you have earned/won their respect.
8. There is a mutual bond shared between you two
A kiss on the forehead is very intimate and it is not practiced outside of close relationships.
That is why a kiss on the forehead is shared between people that have formed a special connection.
This mutual emotional bond is not only for lovers but also for friendships and family bonds.
A kiss on the forehead means that your souls have been able to connect beyond the physical realm.
Such a forehead kiss means that they are ready to go above and beyond for you since this connection is so strong that it can withstand everything.
There is mutual understanding and a soulmate-like connection between the two of you.
9. Sincerity from the heart
A kiss on the forehead means that one has sincere intentions followed by pure love. There is no other agenda hidden behind it.
The forehead kiss often means “I love and appreciate you without any restriction, expectations, or moral obligations.”
It is love coming from the purest place of the heart. Such a special kiss like a kiss on the forehead means that there is no pretense between us.
Again this is not restricted to only a love relationship but to another emotional connection, a human can form.
10. You have a close relationship
You know, a forehead kiss is a very intimate moment. It is different from every other kiss you might have received.
Because this kiss is not easily given to the people you don’t feel close to and share a special relationship with.
Between lovers, it can mean that this is a very intimate moment for you and that you are connected in all forms possible.
A kiss on the forehead means that there is no fear of judgment whenever you are in their presence and they appreciate your intimate relationship.
Similarly, a forehead kiss given by family and friends means that they’re comfortable in your presence and value your level of reciprocal intimacy.
11. They are thankful to have you in their lives
Gratitude is another thing that a kiss on the forehead means. It says that your presence is enough to make them feel safe, loved, and protected.
Such an instance of receiving a kiss on the forehead for doing something so mundane.
Things like picking up the phone when they call or offering a little bit of help, show how thankful they are for you.
When giving a kiss with such a purpose, it will make you feel valued and at the same time, make the giver feel the same too.
A forehead kiss means that they’re grateful that you are present in their lives. And this kind of acknowledgment is the best kind of gift you can receive.
12. “I want to show you my affection.”
Sometimes, there is not much thought behind giving a forehead kiss. It can just be a little gesture of affection.
However, before you get disappointed, just know that not everyone is entitled to forehead kisses. It is a special kiss for special people only.
Interestingly, people find it more intimate to share a forehead kiss than on the cheek, neck, or lips.
That’s why even though it comes from a place of affectionate behavior, it can also mean that you are a dear and special person in your heart.
13. “I am happy that you are here for me now.”
This meaning of the forehead kiss is usually based on instinct and the situation you are in.
It is gentle and you can sense the other person pouring their emotions into you.
It doesn’t have to be in good times only, not so good moments count as well.
A kiss on the forehead followed by a tight hug means that the giver is happy that you are by their side to share this happiness or console them in a time of need.
Just be on the lookout for the situation and the emotions the giver shares with you, and you’ll know what they meant to say.
14. You are a special someone
Special people have special kisses that are meant for them only. Not a lot of people feel comfortable sharing forehead kisses with just anybody.
Rather receiving a forehead kiss from the other person means that you have a special place in their heart.
Just because you receive a forehead kiss it doesn’t mean that you are a potential love interest. It can mean that you are as important to them as their family is, or any other person they value.
Being a special someone to somebody must feel extremely good and isn’t something the receiver should take for granted.
15. “I am leaving, but I’ll be back soon. Stay safe until then.”
Yes, a forehead kiss can mean that “I have to go somewhere else now.” It is a form of a goodbye kiss.
It just means that you want that person to be safe and protected until you get back together again.
It is the cutest way to say goodbye to your love interest, and the kindest thoughts you can send to family and friends.
There is a sense of fulfillment and protection that follows the second you get that kiss. And that’s what it is meant to say.
A forehead kiss means that although your presence will be missed, a hope you will be good for the time being, and it is the most heartfelt goodbye.
16. Perhaps, your need to talk with your partner
Sometimes we can’t outcast the idea that a forehead kiss means that there might be an issue that you need to address with your partner.
Though this is generally more related to couples, something similar might occur in other kinds of relationships as well.
However, you should look at the bigger picture before coming to this conclusion. Check for things like:
- Is your partner more distant lately?
- Are you avoiding physical intimacy?
- Does your partner ignore your lip kisses?
- Has there been any dispute lately between the two of you?
Addressing these questions can help clarify the meaning of the forehead kiss. So if all of these above apply, then that forehead kiss means that there might be something you might need to address.
The psychology and spirituality behind the forehead kiss!
Interestingly, psychologists, sexologists, and relationship experts suggest that the forehead kiss creates an emotional bond.
When receiving a forehead kiss, your central nervous system produces a hormone called serotonin.
This hormone is the chemical reaction that secrets happiness, the feeling of security, and mental well-being.
Thus, psychologically whenever you receive a forehead kiss, these chemicals will be activated, making it not only romantic but also beneficial for your health.
Whereas spiritually, the third eye chakra is believed to be the window of the soul, which is the place where the soul resides, and it reflects your nature and what kind of person you really are.
And when you receive the third eye kiss, it means that the giver kissed your soul, a deeper connection was created and accepted you for who you are.
What does it mean when your partner kisses your forehead after making love?
A kiss on the forehead indeed takes its meaning according to the situation you receive it. But no matter when you get it, it makes you warm and protected.
From the very beginning, making love with your partner is something special and creates a special bond between two people.
However, receiving a kiss on the forehead after doing the deed further deepens your relationship.
Here’s what a kiss on the forehead given by your partner means:
– “I feel a deeper connection to you and it is not just sexual.”
Your partner values and appreciates you beyond your physical form. It’s a nice and comforting gesture that comes as a result of being lost in the moment.
– “I can never get enough of your soul and that mind of yours.”
It can be a declaration of loyalty and care. A forehead kiss given at such an intimate moment between two lovers means that you are precious to them.
– “I love you.”
A kiss on the forehead after making love means that your partner loves not only your body but also your soul. Your partner’s heart is flooded by emotions and this is the best way they can tell you what they feel at the moment.
– “You are my treasure and there is nothing more dear that I hold near my heart than you.”
The giver of the kiss means to tell you that you are priceless and that they are lucky to have someone so precious by their side.
FAQ: What is he trying to tell me with his forehead kiss?
1. What does it mean when a guy kisses the top of your head while hugging you?
When a guy kisses the top of your head while hugging means that he is feeling protective of you. He wants you to know that you are safe in his arms and that he’ll be your shield from the pain of the outside world.
2. What does it mean when a guy holds the back of your head while kissing?
When a guy holds the back of your head, it means that he is emotionally indulged at this moment and wants to pull you close into his personal space and have your body as close as possible.
3. What does it mean when a guy kisses your forehead while cuddling?
When cuddling, a forehead kiss means that you are special to him and loves you. It means that he appreciates and feels blessed to be by your side.
So a forehead kiss indicates the emotional momentary charge that the giver has towards the other person.
A kiss on the forehead also means that the receiver needs acknowledgment and consultation, and that is what the giver provides.
So in a nutshell, a forehead kiss means that there are reciprocal emotions of safeness, love, and protection given by both of you.
Sending you a forehead kiss,