First dates can be nerve wracking, especially if you think you might get a kiss. Kissing is fun, especially if you and your date have great chemistry. By setting up the kiss, establishing intimacy, and putting your best foot forward, you can create a perfect kissing opportunity. So don’t be shy, get kissing!
1.Linger at the end of the date.
At the end of your outing, linger with your date before parting. Even if you’re nervous, try not to fill every moment with words. Draw out natural pauses, which allows a moment of anticipation to build.
Remember, you don't have to talk all the time in order to create a special moment. Sometimes, the most memorable moments are those without words.
"Some people are less likely to kiss on the first date if it's someone they met online, rather than someone they already know."
2.Get physically close.
Minimize the physical distance between you and your date. You can sweep their hair out of their eyes or touch their arm. Touch indicates that you’re ready for a more intimate moment. Remember to look for signs that your touch is welcome.
If your date strokes your face or touches you back, that is a positive sign.
If your date leans or turns away from you, that is a negative sign. Give them some space.
3.Pay your date a compliment.
Say something sincere to make your date feel close to you. Even though you don’t know each other well, try to pay them a genuine compliment about the nice time you’ve had. You’ll be physically close, and your words will create emotional intimacy.
For example, making eye contact, you could say, “I had a really wonderful time tonight.”
4. Shoot a glance at your date’s lips.
Draw out the moment after your compliment and glance at your date’s lips. Hold your gaze there only for a second or two, then make eye contact again. Keep your mouth gently parted, ready to kiss.
If your date looks at your lips too, that is a great sign. They may even make the first move.
If your date looks away from your lips, fidgets, looks around, or appears otherwise uncomfortable, that is not a great sign.
5.Ask your date if you can kiss them.
If you’re not sure about kissing your date, just ask them. This step might prevent you from getting rejected, if you’re worried about that
You might say, “I’d really like to kiss you right now. Is that okay?”
They may say "sure!" or they may even reply with a kiss. They may also say "no," in which case, you should respect that and not pressure them for a kiss.
6.Lean in for the kiss, gently pressing your lips against theirs.
Your date may take the lead with the kiss, or they may turn away. If they kiss you back, kiss slowly, reading your date’s level of enthusiasm before doing anything more intense.
If you’re unsure if they want to kiss, lean in slowly. This gives them time to stop the kiss if they don’t want to.
Pay attention to their body language. If they start to pull away, stop; don't continue going for the kiss.