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9 surefire tricks to get a man to kiss you
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If your love interest is having a hard time making the first move, these tricks will give him the confidence to lean in all the way. - photo by Amberlee Lovell
Thanks to the movies, theres a lot of expectation that goes behind a first kiss. Thats a lot of pressure for any guy to deal with.

If your love interest is having a hard time making the first move, use these tricks to give him the confidence to lean in for the kiss all the way.

Be alone

Girls are famous for moving in groups. For some reason, going to the bathroom is just a lot better when youve got your posse of lady friends to chat with in the next stall. But no one wants an audience for the first kiss. Make sure youre not in an overly crowded place with too many eyes watching. Its hard enough to have the courage to make the move even when its just you.

Look at his lips

Let your eyes drift down to his lips. Let him catch you glancing at them. Hell either know you want a smooch or wonder if he has crumbs stuck from dinner on his lips.

Watch a movie

Watching a movie helps you both slow down enough to relieve some of the stress that can come on the doorstep at the end of a date. Cuddling as you watch the movie will help him be comfortable enough to know youd be alright with a little kiss goodnight.

Kiss his cheek

Either while cuddling or chatting, turn and give him a kiss on the check. This should be a clear sign to him that its time to make the move. Plus, your lips will already be right next to his making it really simple for him to just turn his head.

Lean in while he talks

Keep yourself facing him, and when he talks lean in close to his face to hear what he is saying. It shows youre genuinely interested. And, similar to kissing his cheek, it puts your face in close proximity to his.

Lingering on the doorstep (as taught by Hitch)

Yes, this chick flick speaks true. Whether its fumbling with your keys or just taking your time in general to go inside, this is a sign to men that you dont actually want to say good night yet. It also causes enough time for him to get the courage to lean in.

Long contact

Casual, flirtatious touch should be made all throughout the date. But when it comes to letting him know its that moment, give him a long hug, pull back slightly and look up (or down if hes shorter: were not judging) at him. Bingo.

Lose a thumb wrestle

If youre feeling bolder, have a thumb war with him, and make a wager that loser has to give winner a kiss. Either way its a win-win situation for you.

Straight up ask him

Some guys prefer to make the move. But if youre feeling pretty confident of his feelings, and hes just struggling to make the move, you can tell him you want him to kiss you. Or, if saying it seems unromantic to you, make the move yourself and initiate the kiss first.