A love bite or hickey is defined as a temporary bruise or mark caused by kissing, sucking or biting the skin forcefully enough to burst blood vessels beneath the skin
Yesterday, the Husband (aka Mr Dorky) was mad at me for a couple of hours. Why? Because I thought it would be funny to go Edward Cullen on him which resulted in a small, but beautiful love bite on his neck. It looked like a purple butterfly. He was not amused by my stamp of passion.
Love bites may raise a few sets of eyebrows, but I thought it was valid and acceptable seeing as we are a married couple. The Husband just does not appreciate my sense of humour.
We were at a party and he sat there, arms crossed and deadly glare with his jacket collar up around his neck till his best female friend came to his rescue with…concealer.
I felt like telling him to stop sulking and take it like a man! For example, he could have pulled off “Oh yeah! This love bite shows I’m gettin’ some lovin’.” But hey, I married a grumpy old man and I have to accept him as he is. No more acting like a vampire from me then.
Anyway, I thought I’d leave you with some tips on how to hide a love bite if your partner is an old fuddy like my Husband :-
1. Concealer – Let’s be honest here because concealer cannot work wonders. It may change the colour of the love bite but it will not disappear. I should know. I have permanent dark circles under my eyes, even with concealer. (No, I am NOT a vampire…just an insomniac.)
2. Apply ice – This will help reduce any swelling. (But please be careful…if your partner is unadventurous, he may think that this is another one of your sick sex games.)
3. Wear a scarf – Obviously if it’s summer, please do not wear a scarf.
4. Do not leave the house until the love bite disappears naturally – This is totally extreme!!
And please, ladies…Please, please, please do NOT let your man wear a turtleneck or polo neck sweater to hide a love bite. Okay, sorry, if you think your man looks sexy wearing one of those high neck sweaters, then do what you want. But personally, I think it’s one of the fugliest tops a guy could ever wear.
Anyway, if you have any advice or stories on love bites, please feel free to comment. I promise I won’t bite!