Most movies and TV shows present the first kiss as a romantic, perfect moment – but in real life the first kiss isn’t always a success. In fact, for many people the first kiss is a nerve-wracking experience!
This is because it is easy for things to go wrong; you could try to kiss them and accidentally clash teeth, or you could try to kiss someone who isn’t interested in you. This can result in a very awkward situation – but thankfully it is possible to prevent this from happening.
Here are four tips for the perfect first date kiss.
1. Look At The Other Person’s Body Language
Before you go in for a kiss you should check out the other person’s body language. If they seem comfortable and affectionate (for instance if they are sitting close to you, or touching your leg when you laugh) it could mean that they want to kiss you too – but if they seem physically distant, it could mean that they aren’t interested.
2. Bring Up Kissing
If the date is going well and you think that your crush wants to kiss you too, bring kissing up (in a subtle way!). You could say “You look stunning. I’d love to kiss you right now”, as this gives your crush the chance to let you know how they feel; if they say “well maybe you should!” you can go ahead and kiss them. You could also say something like “I keep thinking about kissing you. Can I?”
3. Make Sure The Timing Is Perfect
If you want the kiss to be amazing you should make sure that the timing is perfect. Wait until you are both relaxed and comfortable, as this means you can both fully enjoy the kiss. The end of the date is a great opportunity, but you can try earlier if the moment feels right.
4. Go In Slow
When you kiss your crush move towards them slowly. If you feel nervous you may be tempted to get the first kiss over quickly, but if you lunge in you could end up clashing teeth – or hitting faces! So take a deep breath, relax and take your time.
5. What To Do If The Other Person Isn’t Interested
Being rejected for a kiss can feel embarrassing and awkward, but if the other person is polite about it you should be polite too. Simply say something like “I read the moment wrong, I’m sorry”, and then change the subject. This will help to get rid of any awkwardness!
Being rejected for a kiss can also make you question yourself. For instance, it could make you feel less attractive – but remember that it is just one person. There are lots of other people in the world who might want to kiss you!