If you kiss on the first date and it's not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it's better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else.
If you like to have fun and consider yourself to be spontaneous yet are also responsible and mature, things are off to a great start.
Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It's just that constant strangeness. I think it's a very real thing.