“So, after how many dates would you consider it ok to kiss someone?”
“You’re still thinking about this wrong. It’s not a question of checking boxes, and it’s not up for bargaining. Only giving freely.”
“Oh, so you’re saying that physical affection is a non-tradable, non-liquefiable asset.”
“Uhhh, yeah. Something like that.”
Update: Tangentially related but interesting, Andrew Sullivan on dating in big cities.