(Closed) Is it okay to playfully smack each other on the face?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do you think it's okay to playfully smack each other on the face?
    Yes : (45 votes)
    26 %
    No : (115 votes)
    66 %
    Other (please comment) : (13 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @PennyT:  If you’re not ok with it, then it’s not ok. Period.

    Post # 4
    1656 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Fiance never does that to me but I do it to him sometimes. He says he’s not found it annoying.

    But I do see where you’re coming from. If Fiance were to do it to me, I would find it kind of annoying mainly because sometimes I don’t like to be touched on my face, and it would probably elicit some sort of uppercut from me at times. 

    If it’s all in the name of fun, I wouldn’t mind. But if your SO keeps doing it after you tell him not to, that may be a problem.

    Post # 6
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I would not find that playful or cute, and neither would my husband.

    Post # 7
    8577 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agree with PP – If you aren’t okay with it, it shouldn’t matter what other people think about it.

    Personally for me, the face is off limits. We poke fun & play slap each other in other places [arms, hands, legs], but we never ever go for the face. There are too many easily hurt parts on your face that a light tap really hurts [eyes, nose, chin]

    Post # 8
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s not ok if you told him repeatedly not to do it.


    I sometimes (very occassionally)do it to my fiance (very gently/playfully), but he laughs and thinks it’s funny. But if he told me he thought it was annoying or disrespectful to him, I’d stop immediately.


    Post # 9
    4313 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you told him you don’t like it, then it’s not okay.

    That would annoy the shit out of me.

    Post # 10
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m all about playful smacks on the butt, but not the face, I don’t think I would like that. I wouldn’t go screaming abuse, but just I think if you are not okay with it it needs to stop. 

    Post # 11
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you didn’t mind him giving playful smacks, then personally I wouldn’t think it was a problem. But you do mind, so he needs to respect your feelings and stop doing it. And frankly, I think it is a little weird that he is insisting on it.

    Post # 12
    1261 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It do this to my boy, but he hasn’t done it to me – mainly because I am a LOT more playful than him and he doesn’t playfight in general, whereas I do all the time. I don’t think it means anything or is a big deal in itself, but if it makes you uncomfortable, it makes you uncomfortable, and he should stop.

    Post # 13
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    @s2bmrscook:  +1. For something to be playful and fun, both people need to find it playful and fun. My Fiance smacks my ass all the time, which I find annoying but don’t actually object to. I would absolutely object to him smacking my face.

    Post # 14
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    Nope, not playful or cute. A smack to the face=Never, a playful slap on the ass= Yes Wink

    Post # 15
    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @PennyT:  this is not a poll question. If you don’t like it then demand that he stops. Set ground rules for play fighting. I don’t like being touched on the thighs (they bruise easily) and he doesn’t like getting hit in the face.

    Post # 16
    7216 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @s2bmrscook:  +1

    @PennyT: Doesn’t matter what anyone here thinks or what our playfighting is like with our partners. If YOU don’t like it and find it disrespectful, he shouldn’t do it. 


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