being honest, i missed and i wanted a kiss in spider-man: into the spider-verse, but, if we think on it, we will see that it wouldn’t make sense if it had happened.
gwen saved her dad, but losted peter, her best friend. it made her a recluse person. she stopped making friends. she said it herself.
also, miles losted his uncle, aaron, but he was the one who made her open to make friends again, even with his loss.
they couldn’t skip the part of being friends, especially considering gwen’s past. they would need to know each other before kissing. and this isn’t just friends-to-lovers, it’s to build a relationship based on trust and friendship. it matters.
we just need to hope that their kiss happens in the next movie.