I think we can all agree that first dates can feel like the best/worst thing ever. Something about the mix of excitement and anxiety never ceases to produce some juicy fodder for a future game of 10 Fingers or Never Have I Ever. But when do most people actually know that they are going to kiss on the first date? Well, obviously it varies from person to person and date to date, but just about everyone agrees that there are usually some warning signs that the big moment could be coming soon.
There you are, sitting in the bar a few cocktails deep, and you're starting to wonder if they are actually into you. Then your stomach starts doing flips flops as you have a feeling the moment could be drawing near... or is it? Reading someone on a first date can be hit or miss, because until however long ago, they may have been a complete stranger. There are some common trends when it comes to sussing out if a lip-lock with the new hotties in your life is in the cards.
We talked to six first-date kissers to see how they knew — or didn't know — that they were about to be smooched.
1. Sometimes You Just Know
— Audrey, 24
2. Sometimes It Just Takes A Little Magic
— Lori, 23
3. Sometimes It Sneaks Up On You
— Rebecca, 24
4. Sometimes It's The Little Things
— Magda, 30
5. Sometimes Your Energies Just Click
— Thomas, 24
6. Sometimes You Gotta Thank Grandma
— Bailey, 24
As you can see, everyone's experiences are a little different, but with some underlying similarities. If you have a first on the horizon that's making you antsy, don't stress! The most important part of any first date is to have fun and be your self. If a kiss happens, then great. If not — there's always next time.
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