Do you hold hands with your SO?

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
7332 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We typically don’t but it’s more due to our height difference and just not being comfortable while walking. At the movie theater or if we’re just sitting there we sometimes do. Just depends on how we’re sitting.

I have never ever thought of it as being age related.

Post # 32
696 posts
Busy bee

Sounds like she needs someone to hold her hand. 

Post # 33
1704 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We always hold hands, especially when walking. Your coworkers are strange. 

Post # 34
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

We hold hands. My parents hold hands, 35 years together. My grandparents even hold hands. I’ve never thought of it as an age or PDA thing but a sign of a happy relationship where both people want to hold hands. We also go on dates, gasp! How awful to be with someone who wants to hold your hand. 

 I‘m embarassed for your co worker who made the statement. 

Post # 35
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Wow. People never fail to amaze me. So much negativity and judgment when there’s way more important things in life. Dh and I must also be childish according to your coworker because we hold hands. I love that we are able to express love to each other since we actually chose each other. I wonder if he tells his wife he loves her or even likes her at all?

Post # 36
2300 posts
Buzzing bee

Fiance is 52 and I’m 37 and we hold hands.  

Post # 37
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We are almost 40 and we hold hands a lot in public. We do it walking to the store from our car or just talking a walk or anywhere! I love holding hands and it’s usually him grabbing my hand first too 🙂 I see us doing it till we die. And come on, isn’t an elderly couple holding hands the sweetest thing to see?! Definitely no age limit. 

Post # 38
11450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Your coworkers are ridiculous. The idea that holding hands at any age is immature is what’s immature. 

Post # 39
123 posts
Blushing bee

Sounds like your coworker is butt hurt that no one is holding her hand.

Post # 40
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

We hold hands everywhere and when we go to the gym he gives me a peck when parting ways to head to the locker rooms. I guess some couples aren’t keen on showing public displays of affection. I believe it’s fine as long as it’s not an intimate make out session in public. 

Post # 41
964 posts
Busy bee

Yes, we hold hands but not all the time. He takes my hand in movie theatres, going to sleep when my hand is resting on his chest, sometimes just sitting on the sofa watching shows and gasp, shock, horror out and about in the big wide world too. 

Incidentally, it’s always bugged me in films and TV shows when the hero grabs the woman’s hand to run away from the bad guys. Obviously you run faster when someone is not dragging you about and why can’t she run on her own? If she can run faster than him, isn’t he slowing her down?

Post # 42
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

We don’t, I’m not big on being touched so if I initiate we will hold hands but otherwise Darling Husband respects my desire not to be touched.

Post # 44
41 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

Wow!! I can’t imagine anyone criticizing a couple who is loving enough to hold hands. I feel sooooo lucky to have my guy who ALWAYS holds my hand when we are walking, at a restaurant between eating and even driving or snuggling on bed!!! If his hands are free, one of them is pretty much always in mind. He also opens my car doors every time and always pulls out my chair to eat for me, even at home!! He has done this consistently for almost 2 years solid.   I love seeing other couples holding hands as well and think it is hard to find happy relationships in this world to be criticizing those who are loving like your coworker did.  Maybe they are just unhappy in their own relationships and actually jealous?


I’m editing to say I see that they are men saying this….that explains it! They probably don’t want to feel like they have to put in that effort with their mate! Lol 

Post # 45
3703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We are in our 30’s and have been married for a few years and we always still hold hands. And sit next to each other in restaurant booths so we can touch. And, horror of horrors, sometimes we kiss one another when someone else might see. So I guess that makes us pretty heavy on the PDA. 

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