so, he hasn’t kissed you. If you’re anything like my sister, when something is amiss you immediately jump to the worst possible conclusion. Stop doing that. He doesn’t hate you, it’s not your breath and you can totally marry your second cousin. Here’s what’s probably up:
1. He’s terrified
There is a rare breed of man that would rather wrestle a porcupine than make a move on a woman. Inside your burly lumberjack may live a gentle … lumbersteve.
Lumbersteve cares about what you think. He cares about your personal bubble. He’s very defensive of his bubble as well. He’s shy. Just holding your hand makes him blush. If it weren’t for his Fonzie-inspired leather jacket he’d be at home right now, safely away from the female population at large. Lumbersteve may need a little encouragement.
2. He’s lip-illiterate
Please don’t assume that because we’re ridiculously good-looking that we’ve kissed dozens of girls before. You could be his first kiss. If that’s the case, he has no idea what he’s doing. Next time you’re watching a chick flick, you may need to accidentally pause before the kissing scene to give him a frame-by-frame tutorial. He’ll appreciate it. Shoot for the basics — he’s not a major leaguer yet. That means no Nicholas Sparks movies (except “A Walk to Remember,” obviously. #OurLoveIsLikeTheWind).
3. He’s confused
Not that kind of confused. In general, men know much quicker than women if they’re interested; but that’s not always the case. He may not be sure if a relationship is the best route. He may care about you, therefore he may be withholding the kiss until he’s ready to commit. If he does commit, the kiss will be that much more meaningful. There’s nothing worse than getting kissed and then ditched (except paper cuts. Paper cuts are the worst).
4. He’s not interested
OK; the worst case scenario could be the real case scenario. If you don’t know how to figure out if this is the case, refer to this article.
5. He has mono
Oftentimes referred to as the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis is transmitted via saliva. Unless that kiss is worth a few months of fatigue and the night sweats, you’d better thank him for refraining.