A friend of mine (who hopefully will not come after me in case she reads this post) recently went on a date with a guy. They met through mutual friends – Christmas holidays: connecting people. According to her assessment of the date, it went pretty well. Even though they were two relatively different people with regard to lifestyle and interests, they seemed to get along; no lengthy uncomfortable silences.
The date ended with a kiss. However, as she recounted later, the kiss felt a little … unintended. Not necessarily forced, but maybe like something that happened simply because it was supposed to happen.
As a result, I couldn’t help but wonder… Should all first dates end with/ involve a kiss?*
There is always the chance that two people have perceived the same date in entirely different ways, but could we preclude the possibility that both of them have felt that something was off? Could a great first kiss make up for a weird first date in a less-talking-more-doing way? Especially if we take into consideration how anxious anyone might feel on a first date?