Can you kiss while dating

1st kiss on the 1st date? 9 people tell why they (don't) do this

A dating rule book would be a tome with several hundred pages, if such a thing really existed. Depending on who you ask, you will hear different “recommendations” on how to behave in this or that situation; First date etiquette in particular is hotly controversial. Who is asking whom to meet? Who pays for the drinks and the food? And, very controversial: kiss goodbye - yes or no?

If you start a survey in your circle of friends, you will hear the most absurd things. For example: You shouldn't kiss your date when you first meet because he or she might think you're not interested in something serious. Or you should just go on your date but kiss so as not to give the impression that you are at all not interested. The kiss should not be too intense - or not take place at all if you met in an app. But if you already knew each other before, you can kiss each other directly. But only to say goodbye, not in the middle of it!

Sounds complicated and a little silly? It is. Ultimately, however, this is a very personal decision. The only dating rules are those that you set up yourself (apart from the fact that you should always treat your date with respect and consideration!). Do you not only want to tick off the first kiss on the first date, but also the first sex to put your chemistry to the test? Or do you want to get to know your counterpart better before the first kiss? Do your thing! Personally, I only kiss on the first date if I'm really into the person and the opportunity arises. On the other hand, if a first date ends without a kiss, that doesn't mean the relationship is over for me.

Since opinions differ a lot in this regard, I asked around and asked a few people whether they combine the first date and the first kiss. You can read the answers below, and they reveal one thing above all: There is no unequivocal answer. If you and the other person feel like a kiss (or more) on the first date - why not? And if you're not sure whether the other person feels the way you do, you can just ask.