It’s happened to us all before: kissing a lousy kisser. It’s the worst when it happens, especially if you’ve had your eyes on someone for a while. And when you finally do the deed, you’re left feeling disappointed. But, kissing someone who’s a bad kisser doesn’t have to be the end of the relationship! A lousy kisser can be fixed. You probably shouldn’t flat out tell the person they’re a terrible kisser. But there are a few ways you can go about it without completely crushing their spirits.

Communication is key. Communicating what you want out of any sexual relationship is essential, and the same goes for just kissing. If you’re going to hint to your partner that they need to kiss differently, tell them (nicely) that you would prefer them to do this over that. Communicate your needs and chances are, they will take note of it.

Another way you can help transform a lousy kisser is by showing them what you like. Everyone kisses differently, and what one person likes might be what another person hates. Show your partner what you want- they can’t read your mind!

Practicing kissing with your partner can also seriously help the situation. If the person is someone who you’re regularly seeing, odds are your lips are going to be locked quite frequently. The kissing is most likely going to improve if you do the things mentioned above. It also doesn’t hurt to periodically practicing your kissing! Practice makes perfect, and a bad kisser can learn to become a good one.

Long story short, if someone is a bad kisser, it is not the end of the world! There are so many ways in which someone can improve their kissing, so if you come across the unfortunate situation, try one of these tips, and we promise you, you won’t be disappointed.