You should definitely make out or more! Like so many things in this cruel world, first-date-kissing-initiative can be an anxiety-provoking experience, especially for two women.
No amount of successful first date hookups can take away the awkwardness of the initiation. Compliments make me purr like a kitten. And they work both ways! So I just say it out loud!
Give a genuine compliment. If having a drink calms your nerves before a first date, then I say go for it.
Trying to be cool all the time? After my first date with my ex, I was already smitten. We had talked for hours and I was sure we had a connection.
I wanted to kiss her, but I was a scaredy cat. Then she kissed me! Maybe you both go for tongue at the same time.
But life is awkward! This is the part where you hear my voice in your head or the song from the Little Mermaid saying go on and kiss the girl!