For most people, kissing is one of the most powerful expressions of love (or lust). Whether it’s a quick kiss with your hubby, a first date peck or a full on make-out sesh straight out of The Notebook, nothing beats that intimacy of locking lips for the first time. But are you doing it right? Do you think you actually know how to kiss? You may think you mastered the art of making out by the time you left high school, but most everyone has room for a few new moves in their kissing arsenal.

If you think you can slide by with a subpar smooching style, research says being a good kisser may be more important than you think. A recent study performed by Albright College, found that 59 percent of males and 66 percent of females confessed they would end a relationship if the first kiss left something to be desired.

Whether you want to spice things up in a lackluster relationship or you’re freshly back on the dating scene, check out the tips below on how to become a master of the art of lip locking.