Post # 1
I think most people would agree that witnessing people groping or making out in public can be pretty awkward. I find it strange. But (somewhat hypocritically, I suppose) FI and I are very affectionate both in private, and in public. We DEFINITELY don’t make out in front of other people, but we’re huggers, hand holders, and we’ll give kisses on the cheek in public. Then sometimes he’ll have his arm around me while walking, or hold me from behind while we’re standing in line at the store or something. I assumed this was pretty standard stuff until I met people who say they don’t even like holding hands in public let alone hugging, or pecking. I’m curious, does it bother you when other people do the things FI & I do in public? Also, how do you feel about PDA between you and your SO?
Post # 3
Nothing wrong with hand holding or any of the things you mentioned. I think it’s sweet. On my way home from work I always see this older couple walking and holding hands. How cute is that to go for a walk every day with your husband while holding hands 🙂
Post # 4
I see nothing wrong with the ones you mentioned. To me, PDA is when you go beyond a quick smooch and into full makeout territory in public.
Post # 5
Honestly, I don’t get bothered by any PDA. If I see a couple making out, I just look the other way or make a joke and move on
Post # 6
It only bothers me when its long extended makeout sessions. Like tounge down throat type stuff. Nothing you posted phases me. Friends do that, or parents and kids why would that bother me if its a couple? This is normal human affection. I like it.
Post # 7
Agreed! We’re not into heavy petting in public but I hold his hand all the time (on walks, in the store, wherever really) and would hug him in front of anyone. Cheek pecks, lip pecks, anything goes. Of course, my family is french so we kiss everyone on the cheek, that’s not inappropriate at all. My poor boyfriend though, when all the aunties come in for double cheek kisses he looks so perplexed :-p I think its all just perfectly reasonable signs of affection though. We love each other and yes, we touch each other!
Post # 8
I know that this is a very particular example but I am annoyed by PDA done by couples waiting in lines at amusement parks.
Other than that I think all the things you mentioned in your poll are sweet and not overly PDA at all!
Post # 9
As long as we’re covered up and not groping genitalia or breasts, we do it all. Makeout, whatever. I am rather conservative and try not to upset people or make them uncomfortable but I don’t hold back with my husband, he’s my husband, it’s my right and his right to hang all over eachother.
I don’t care what other people do and if I see a woman grab her SOs junk or saw him slap her butt or grab a quick feel on the boobs I’d crack up. Mainly because I know they’re not doing it for attention and are thinking they are being sly and no one will notice but everyone does, I find it pretty funny. My husband also does the quick feel when we’re out, I laugh and give him a “You’re gonna get it” look
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Agree that nothing in your poll bothers me, but anything more than that (big makeout session, groping, whatever…) probably would.
Post # 11
I think we’re probably annoyingly snuggly in public…mostly FI is comforting me because I’m achy or tired or something.
I only realized yesterday that this was awkward as I stood at the bus stop and a guy was holding a woman and looking at her tenderly etc etc. I kind of wanted to not be watching them but there we were the 3 of us standing at a bus stop lol.
And earlier on my walk to the bus stop I passed by two people hardcore making out in the doorway of a building. I haven’t seen making out like that since highschool dances. Then I got a quick worry that FI and I don’t make out enough LOL.
Post # 12
@Galang_Gyal: ….generally I’m cool with PDA until I see someone’s tongue going in someone else’s mouth…honestly, I’m trying to eat a chalupa here, wanna try to lick each other’s molars somewhere I’m not?
Post # 13
I really don’t care about PDA, I will look elsewhere if someone wants to grope their SO in Wal Mart.
DH abhors it, pretty much across the board, so when we are public we act like we barely know each other!
Post # 14
@Galang_Gyal: I don’t enjoy people snuggling and making out/kissing on the lips a lot. Couples on the metro sometimes use how crowded it is as a chance to snuggle and gaze at each other and kiss over and over…BLECH
Post # 15
The examples you mentioned don’t bother me. Don’t love seeing a whole lot more than that though.
Post # 16
I’m down with PDA as long as there are no tongues and I can’t hear it. If I see your tongue exit your mouth or I can HEAR you exchange slobber, no. I don’t even want to be friends any more.
That being said, I hold DH’s hand, hug him, and will give him a peck ANYWHERE. He’s not as comfortable with it as I am but he’s getting better.