There's is a triumphant feeling of setting up a first date. You've exchanged a few messages online, then phone numbers and you really hit it off. Or you've worked up the courage to finally ask your coffee shop crush out for something other than coffee. Yes, you definitely feel triumphant and also hopeful. That is until you think about the ridiculously important first kiss. A first kiss can signal the beginning of an epic love story or the end of a horror. Here is a great infographic that includes tips that I've used on my 50 first dates and will ensure that you have that Notebook worthy first kiss you deserve!
"Over drinks at a bar my date revealed many interesting details about himself. He used to live on 'the streets.' He claimed to have 'beat Spina Bifida.' He had had a fiancé in Japan who was open to him dating women while he was in the States. After all those amazing revelations I let him know our relationship would not be romantic. As we walked out of the bar he appeared to be suffering from some sort of stomach cramp. He told me he suffered from severe IBS and desperately needed a private bathroom. I have family members who suffer from Crohn's disease so I felt very sympathetic to his situation. I offered to let him use the bathroom in my apartment. After he had finished using the bathroom, he says, 'I know you said we could just be friends and that's fine. But, I was wondering if I could just watch you pee before I leave. I only want to watch.' P.S. — I did not let him watch me pee." -Miranda, 33