What To Do When Your First Kiss with Someone New is Less Than Ideal

To create and maintain a healthy and satisfying romantic relationship with your ideal man, it is key to connect on an emotional and physical level.

As you date and get to know your new guy, the hope is you will like him for who he is and how you feel around him. The hope is you will have a spark and feel physically attracted to him.

Despite what we see in the movies, first kisses in real life may feel forced, awkward or uncomfortable. Unfortunately and realistically speaking, not every first kiss is great.

So, when your first kiss with your new date or partner is less than ideal, should you move on or try again if you are connecting on an emotional level?

To learn more about four reasons why your first kiss might not have been what you had hoped for and to learn three key strategies for handling this situation, click here to read my full article, written for DatingAdvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, offering guidance by dating experts, how-to articles, reviews of the best dating sites and more.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC


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