What to Say After Kissing Someone for the First Time 

Figuring out what to say after kissing someone for the first time can be a struggle. The kiss may be amazing, like in the movies, where time stands still.

Or maybe it wasn’t the best performance of your life, making you visibly cringe whenever you think about it.

Whether you feel butterflies in your stomach or not, you’ve got something else to worry about… what to say and do next.

Below you will find all the possibilities of what to say after a first kiss, and what to do.

What to Say After Kissing Someone for the First Time

After kissing someone for the first time, it is extremely important to give a positive reaction, regardless of how ‘good’ the kiss was. Kind words go a long way.

Your goal is to make the other person feel secure and confident during this potentially awkward and vulnerable moment. Creating a comfortable situation signals that you are a high value person worth kissing. 

When you put your partner at ease, you open the door to more kissing, better interactions, or an easier exit, if that’s what you want. 

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What to Say After a Kiss

1. Compliment Them  

Break the silence with some kind words. Saying something nice cuts the tension and awkwardness. Everybody likes their ego stroked.

  • Your lips were so soft, it made my knees weak.
  • You’re such a great kisser!
  • That was amazing!
  • Your lips taste so good.
  • That was definitely one of the best kisses I’ve ever had.
  • It was everything I fantasized it would be.
  • Wow!
  • Your lips are perfect.

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2. Don’t Say Anything 

Silence speaks volumes at this moment. Let the kiss sink in, and just smile. Less is more. Sometimes it is good to wait until the other person speaks first. It shows you are cool, calm, and collected.

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3. Continue Normal Conversation

Act like nothing happened and continue your conversation. This shows confidence and surety, which are both attractive qualities. If you treat the kiss as normal behavior, you diffuse the awkward moment, and make the other person feel comfortable.

4. Tease Them

A playful & fun tease will help break the tension. Laughter is always the best formula when dealing with these types of situations. Make sure to tease in a clearly joking way. 

  • That’s all you got?
  • You’re already in love?
  • How long have you been planning this?
  • Why must you take advantage of me?
  • I hope you’re not using me for my lips.

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What to Do After a First Kiss

  • Hug Them
  • Smile & Giggle
  • Kiss More
  • Have a Conversation
  • Savor the Moment
  • Look Into Their Eyes
  • Show Enthusiasm
  • Look At Their Lips
  • Kiss Their Neck
  • Lead the Interaction
  • Hold Hands

After a first kiss, try and act as normal as possible. The other person will mirror your actions, and this will set the tone. Make sure to act loving and warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Say After Kissing a Guy?

After kissing a guy, you can say nothing at all, you can tease him, you can go right back into normal conversation, or you can compliment him. Guys love their egos stroked and you cannot go wrong by saying something that makes him feel good.

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What NOT to Do After a Kiss?

  • DO NOT say anything negative about the way they kiss
  • DO NOT act needy
  • DO NOT act like an overexcited puppy
  • DO NOT start grabbing them sexually
  • DO NOT confess your love

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I hope you feel more prepared about what to say after kissing someone for the first time. Make sure to remain cool, and control your emotions.

Whether or not more romance is in your future, after the kiss you want to continue to be affectionate, respectful, and positive. This is an experience that will stay with the both of you forever.

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Matt Furman
Matt Furman

Hi, I’m Matt, the proud owner of Connection Copilot. I live in NYC and I’m passionate about all things dating. With a bachelor's degree in psychology, a professional coaching certification, and over 20 years of experience as a top tier dating coach, I've had the privilege of guiding and empowering thousands of individuals on their journey to meaningful connections.

I was born in New York and have never left. Having immersed myself in the fast-paced dating scene of New York City, learning as I go, I have gained much wisdom through experience. Consider me your trusted companion in your quest for love.