THIS IS WHY PEOPLE TILT RIGHT FIRST WHILE KISSING
There is a scientific reason to why people tilt their head to the right rather than to the left when kissing or hugging. As per researchers, when touching others in a social context, for example kissing or hugging, people often have a lateral preference.
The team headed by associate professor Sebastian Ocklenburg and Julian Packheiser from the Department of Biopsychology from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, said that the right-handedness does play a role but so does the emotional context. “With regard to kissing and hugging, the assumption is that people have a dominant hand which they use to initiate the motion. According to the theory, the dominant hand is kept unoccupied when cradling a child so that it can be used to perform other tasks,” Packheiser noted.
Researchers further explained that emotions are primarily processed in the right brain hemisphere, responsible for movements of the left side of the body.