When you’re leaning in for a kiss, you can’t use your mouth to speak, so why not say something with eye contact? But, I make sure to close my eyes during the actual kiss because it’s a little creepy when one of us has our eyes open, and it can be distracting. For instance, I couldn’t have kissed anyone with my eyes open this past week with Discovery Channel on in the background because it was Shark Week– I would have totally snuck some peeks at the TV. They say that blind people’s senses other than sight are enhanced. Temporary blindness during a kiss may intensify the way a kiss feels, the sound of another person’s breathing, or the touch of their hand.