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Dating Myths or reality: Kissing on the second date

Last Update : August 13, 2019 by Olivia

There are people who love to follow certain rules when it comes to dating and romance with the intention to succeed in their love life.

Others prefer to follow their instincts and let themselves go with the heat of the moment when dating someone new. After all, this new Tinder generation is split between traditional romance and dating stereotypes.

In this “Dating: myth or reality?” chronicle we have a look at one of the main dating classic unspoken norms:

Do people wait for the second date to kiss?

The Dating hypothesis: daters usually kiss on the second date

On average, when a single man/woman meets a new match and there is chemistry in their first encounter, very often they tend to wait until the second date to get closer and enjoy that special very first kiss.

This is what the Pulitzer nominee author, Paul F. Davis, explains in his book “Breakthrough for a Broken Heart”, published in 2016.

Davis conducted a research and found out that this was what daters were doing back then.

Has this dating tendency changed in the last decade?

Let’s check it out!

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Men’s perspective

Nowadays, the dating game is played a bit differently.

However, there are certain rules that are still very latent. Especially when you consider that even today it is still expected for men to make the first move and be the ones kissing first.

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It is true that single men and women are more open to letting some physical contact happen in the first date and some even don’t even wait until the second encounter to kiss. It all depends on how comfortable they feel!

If a man sees that there is a connection with his date, then comes flirtation and chemistry which means that the woman has sent some sings to subtly (or not so subtly) tell him she is really interested in him.

In that case, if the attraction is mutual, then why waste more time?

Why should he wait to kiss on the second date when both of them already are craving for in on the first one?

Women’s perspective

How do women see it? It is pretty much the same. Why shouldn’t it be right?

Women are tired of old-fashioned stereotypes. Kissing requires two people, so why shouldn’t those 2 people be as involved as they would like to be?

It is time to break dating stereotypes and if there’s a right feeling on the first date, why not to finish it with a great kiss?

Dating myth or reality?

Every couple and every date is different, but it seems that nowadays, singles prefer to simply read the signs and trust their guts when it comes to giving the first kiss.

There is no distinction between men and women in such a case.

Some daters are more adventurous and do not wait until the second date to give that kiss that might change their lives forever.

Nowadays, kissing on the first encounter is not only socially accepted, but there are also more and more singles who end up kissing at the end of their very first date.

For some, it has even become like the new dating “norm”, and why not? Kissing is fun after all!

So, even if some people decide it is best to wait at least for a second meeting to give that desired first peck, most of them go for it on the first date.

Kissing on the second date is starting to become somehow a dating myth!

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