I'm 22, he's 28. Been on 4dates, on dates 3&4 he tried to kiss me but I'm haven't gone with it yet. He asked if I'm shy, but it's more because I'm not ready. However, I'm alright with him kissing me on the cheek. At the end of Date 4 he kissed my cheek and hugged me goodbye. I pulled him close, whispered "I'm not shy. I'd just like to get to know you better first" and kissed him on the neck. Will not getting a proper kiss cause him to lose interest / get discouraged?
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Honestly probably yes.
It is not like you need to be in "full makeout mode" with him. But I would expect a couple of goodnight kisses on the second date and if more dates happened then maybe a few throughout the date. it doesn't have to be super heavy, but a nice kiss. I don't know your past so maybe something traumatic happend. Because kissing really isn't a "I'm not ready" kinda thing. It is not "sex" but it is "sexual". But it is just kissing. Kissing is fun and can fill a lot of time.
Again, never do anything you are not ready for. But you might want to reconsider dating until you can get past whatever hangups you have on kissing.1