Such a great article! Istarted doing this recently. So on first dates, I started to do the following two things:
1.Use a cheek kiss at the meetings while holding her hips.
2."steal the first kiss, usually a quick peck on the lips whenever I can usually in the middle of the date.
Things started to go much more better on intimacy side. Since two "components" of it have already been taken out of the way.
Even if the first date doesn't end in sex and I may end up in boyfriend candidancy.I am sure to not end in friend zone.
It's especially useful in semi-conservative countries like North Africa and Japan. Where many guys don't do anything on the first date. So better to be categorised as "intimacy" man than asexual one. A défaut of lover Vs provoder.
Still learning and still growing!