(Closed) How do you feel about PDA?

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How do you feel about PDA from other couples? How about in your own relationship?
    It makes me feel awkward when other people hold hands : (3 votes)
    2 %
    It makes me feel awkward when other people hug : (3 votes)
    2 %
    It makes me feel awkward when other people give a kiss on the cheek : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I'm not bothered by any of the above : (66 votes)
    43 %
    I feel awkward holding SO's hand : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I feel awkward hugging SO : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I feel awkward giving/receiving a kiss on the cheek : (9 votes)
    6 %
    I'm not bothered by any of these examples of PDA with SO : (64 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    2832 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
    7450 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    3093 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @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
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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
    14026 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The examples you mentioned don’t bother me. Don’t love seeing a whole lot more than that though.

    Post # 16
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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.

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