Lots of things can go wrong when you kiss someone for the first time. So if you’re scratching your head trying to decide whether to risk it all and go in for the smooch, BuzzFeed has gotten the inside scoop on kissing on first dates. While a good kiss is hands down amazing, it seems like, in real life, everything from the lead-up to the follow-through is boobytrapped with opportunities for embarrassment. (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Knocking Teeth, anyone?) On a first date you're trying to show someone the best version of yourself, so going in for a kiss at the wrong time could be perilous. A missed opportunity, however, could hugely put the pressure on. Kissing on the first date is a great way to gauge chemistry, and it is super fun. But personally, if you’re taking me out for the night there'd better be cocktails (lots of them!) and dim lighting, or my lips are not going anywhere near your face.
We all know that not every kiss is going to escalate into a RomCom-style epic, earth-shaking, mind-blowing make-out. But there are some helpful things to know to help the first little peck succeed and get a second date. In this video the women of BuzzFeed discuss everything from when a kiss is more likely to occur, to how to go in for a kiss, and what makes a good kisser (skip the raw onion on that burger). So before you swipe right on Tinder, don’t miss this key kissing advice on when to make a move:
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Night Time Is The Right Time (For Kissing)
You need to set the mood for a good first kiss. A little libation lubrication can go a long way in easing any awkwardness, if you're both really into each other but not quite sure how to get ~there~.
Try Not To Wait Until The Very End Of The Night
Nothing is more stress-inducing than approaching the end of the night and wondering if your date is going to make a move, or if you missed your chance to make one, or any number of scenarios that will leave you tail-spinning into an existential first date crisis.
Watch For the Signs
When someone leans in ... probably means they're signaling that they want to make-out.
Brush Your Teeth!
Please, for me?
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Now go out there and get your kiss on!