Was in this bar/club last night, started talking to this cute girl that was walking past me. Straightaway she was feeling my arm a bit (I like to stay in shape) to which I made a joke about her trying to feel muscles. Also, at the beginning of the interaction there were a couple of times where our faces and lips were very close to each other while we were talking as she came in quite close to me.
Now, me realising these were IOIís, decided to try a half assed hair stroke move (I know that if a girl letís you stroke her hair she is ready to be kissed etc etc) where I put my hand through her hair briefly and said I need to ask you something. She let me stroke her ok actually without moving back or anything, but due to me thinking this was too soon, I asked her some bullshit question rather than going in for the kiss.
A bit later on the interaction was dying down, so with me feeling annoyed with myself for not taking the chance earlier and thinking I need to move faster, I (kind of) went for the kiss but it felt really unnatural and forced now, and I ended up kissing her on the cheek as the kiss didnít seem forthcoming. Needless to say, she left not long after that after I had changed the subject (so what do u do? etc) and playfully teased her about it. Though, I did still found this a bit surprising given her apparent level of interest at the beginning.
So, where did I go wrong? It felt very annoying as I thought this showed a lot of promise early on.
How soon in this interaction was the right time to go for the kiss and how would you have done it?
Also, in general, how soon is it possible to go in for the kiss if the situation is right? I realise this could be slightly dependent on culture and country so letís assume weíre talking in the UK/US here.
Thanks for any advice. It almost feels worse having the chance and not taking it, rather than not having the chance at all!