When’s The Best Time to go in for a Kiss?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Two gold fish facing each other with their mouths open

As an adult you don’t get to snatch a kiss through kiss chase or spin the bottle, so going in for a kiss needs to be a bit more tactical. So how do you know when it’s right to kiss your date and how it best to go about it?

An easy place to start is with a kiss on the cheek when you greet your new date. There’s something a little awkward about shaking your date’s hand when you meet (it’s a bit like an interview) so going in for a kiss on the cheek is a good way to say hello and can show you how happy your date is with physical contact.

During your first date you should be using the time to get to know each other, so it’s best to avoid snogging during your date, especially if you’re in a restaurant as it can put fellow dinners off their dinner and risk the cries of “get a room”. However, you may find that at the end of your date, it feels right to kiss each other. Think about how affectionate you have been with each other and look out for positive body language, such as dilated pupils. Another sign is if your date waits around as you say goodbye as if they are expecting a kiss.

If all else fails you could always lean in for a kiss and see how your date reacts, after all if they move away you’ll know that it’s not the right time. You can always pretend that you were going in for a friendly hug.

When it comes to your first kiss, the most important thing is to go with your gut instinct – if you feel ready and think that your date is ready then you should go for it. If you don’t feel ready, don’t feel pressured into it!