It's hard to believe how awkward the notion of a "first kiss" can be...even in your twenties...or thirties. Many of us have been kissin' fools for over a decade, but the who, what, where, how, and how long, still play a part in getting to that perfect end-of-the-date smooch. A few guidelines:
- Men, you're directing this movie. Please make the first move.
- A first kiss is welcome on a second date, and if it doesn't happen by the third, you have to ask yourself, "am I in the friend zone"?
- Asking for a kiss is a little awkward, so like Nike - just do it, BUT...give a little non-verbal warning via:
- a backhanded caress on the cheek
- a warm squeeze of the hand
- rubbing of the thigh
- eye contact
(Now the lady knows you're coming in...)
- It's in good taste to progress from a cheek kiss (first date), to a prolonged lip-to-lip kiss (no tongue), to the full monty on the next round.
- Try to avoid popping mints, gum, or god forbid - breath spray, right before the moment - it's a definite spontaneity killer.
- You don't have to wait until the end of the date to get your "first kiss" out of the way - kill it at a stoplight...or in a taxi. Sexy.
- Alcohol is an approved form of social lubricant (aka. liquid courage) to take the nerves out of the first kiss. (Hint: Champs is great - Tequila - not so great)
- Please don't update your Facebook/Twitter status after you've sealed the deal.