Deliberately crafting a make out playlist, hereafter known as a "MOPL", can increase your romantic success by:
This advice is for making out only. First base, that’s it.
You want to being the right place at the right time before you initiate the sequence of emotions that comes from playing an MOPL.
Ideally, you’re alone, it’s dark and late at night. You’ll want to be in a place with a stereo—that means a car or a living room with a sound system. Alternately, if you cannot secure a locale for a long enough period of time where you won’t be interrupted you can take things outdoors.
While natural and almost imperceptible, there are certain emotional stages that you and your date should be transitioning through as you progress towards this basic and most sophomoric of romantic encounters. The optimal make out playlist will follow the following steps in roughly this order:
The first three steps are part of the "pre-make out phase"—it doesn’t really matter what you put as the first song as long as it sets the tone that this is going to be a relaxed, fun hang out, however it ends.
In this phase you want to continue playing songs that make her comfortable. Nothing too romantic—think good acoustic songs with an moderate tempo.
This is where the magic happens.
Eventually you’re going to come to the part of the evening where you want some help turning this into a "hangout" into a "make out". What song comes on depends on whether you’ve been friends for a long time or not. If you're friends, you might want to try Dave Matthews Band - Say Goodbye.
After a bit of conversation you’ll come to the point when you need to give them the opportunity to give you the opportunity—you sort of make your intentions known, melodically. This step is largely controlled by body language and proximity, but the playlist can make the difference.
Maybe one of these:
Oh, and keep a backup "The Move" song two places behind this one so you don’t feel that things have to happen during this song. You’ve got time. And you’re doing great. And you are totally in her league. Actually, she’s the one who’s reaching here, not you.
Great. You’re making out now. You should be a bit awestruck, so give yourself a few minutes to get your feet under you. In terms of song selection, you want some slow paced songs that are clearly romantic and not too distracting. You’re finding out how much tongue the other person uses, how they angle their head, where on their back they like your hands to be placed. No need to rush this. You have all night.
The seventh song on your playlist should be I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston. You might think this is ridiculous, but it’s important—you need this song to transition from these sweet melodies to something with a BPM high enough to give you energy for the next phase.
Think of this as the song you’d use to transition between relaxing and starting a workout. Because that is what comes next.
If you’ve played your songs right, you’re now at the point you’ve always dreamed of. This is the portion of the session where you’re in that second natured zone where everything is just flowing—it's moving quickly but it feels right.
You need music to match that passion, which get’s you into some of the higher BPM territory music—maybe even some light techno.
Something like these:
If you like a little EDM, check out Chromeo - Night By Night (NEUS Dubstep Remix)
This is where you’ll hit your peak performance. You might not have much left in the tank at this point, but you're almost attained make out perfection. When you’ve finished the crescendo phase you'll probably be exhausted emotionally and physically.
Warning: Only use ONE of these songs—you don't need to be a hero.
After you've finished the crescendo you’re about 90 percent done. You’ll want to stop kissing here for a minute, look at them intently and say something commensurate with your feelings at that moment. You want to have a soft sweet song playing in the background. Think Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers.
If this is a one time thing, build them up as a human being. If this is going to last, share something vulnerable about yourself.
If you weren’t close friends before this night, you might not want to cry at this point (it might be a little too soon) but if it comes, out own it—you’re obviously dealing with some stuff and you should just take care of it. If they are freaked out, don't worry, there will be others.
At the end of this stage you should be embracing, which leads perfectly into step 9.
If you’re not a monster (no judgement) and want to have some sort of emotional connection, you will do a bit of kinesthetic-escalation at this point . This is where you’re kissing each other’s faces, eyelids, cheeks, foreheads and noses. Throw in some butterfly kisses and eye staring. Oh, and this is where you want to set up a next time to see each other. Preferably the next day. Feel free to laugh with giddy excitement or whatever you’re comfortable with.
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow is a spritely melody that will match the mood.
You do not want to outlast the moment—leave while you still want to be there. Hopefully you’ll get a text as you’re on your way home and you can sigh that sigh of relief knowing that there is love in the world. You just need a song to play you off:
Just press play below and follow the steps to make out glory.