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PDA: Public Display of Affection

Wednesday, 8 September 2010 Leave a Comment

Woman's Lips Kissing Glass

I can almost feel the nausea rising up already. Yesterday on the train home it was standing room only. I was wedged between some guy who thought my head was a great place to rest his paper and a young couple who couldn't keep their hands off each other.

At first it was kind of cute, but after 10 minutes of listening to their slurpy kissing noises and getting frequently knocked in the side by the over zealous boyfriend trying to grope his girl, i was getting extremely annoyed. I felt like screaming, they were practically fornicating in front of me. Packed in like battery chickens and breathing recycled oxygen, my hair started to go static, rubbing underneath the sports section of some giant's newspaper. It was too crammed to angle myself in another direction, so i was stuck, forced to watch these two animals suck face.

All this got me thinking about PDA, and what is really socially acceptable. It's all fine and dandy when you're the one causing the public love fest but have you ever stopped to think about how uncomfortable you make other people feel? Does it matter what they think? Well i know i'll be turning the volume down on my PDA in future, no one deserves to be subjected to that after a long day at work. Save it for the bedroom people!

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  • Genesis said:  

    You're right, we don't deserve that awkward feeling having to see some heavy duty makeout session in public. I mean yes, it's a free country but there's just the right time a place for everything.

  • Alice X said:  

    Yeh i think that a packed train is definitely not an appropriate place to get all loved up with your boyfriend. Nobody wants to see that.

  • Hotcakes said:  

    my boyfriend is totally un-supportive of PDA.

    when we first started dating.

    i told my friends... "he doesn't like PDA" ... my girl friends teased him and said "oh.. then you two are not going to be compatible. lol"


    ugh. sometimes i hate him. even when we're out and i try to grab his hand, he lets go of it and say "here you go again and then you're going to be offended, you know i hate PDA"

    i'm like... "You're not romantic!" (but that's just teasing)

    his logic is that when there are other people. he wants to respect them. or something like that. i dont really get his excuse but i find it reasonable only i dont understand it because sometimes i still force him to show public affection. to the LEAST holding hands. lol

    even in cars. i tell him i want to kiss him (even just a smack!) and he's like already feeling the embarrassment that people might be looking. im like i dont care! we dont know those people.

    sometimes he gives in. but most of the time he says ... "your pushing it, and you know I'm going to reject" ...

    oh well ... well compared to my "Former" kind of life. i guess i have improved. or well tamed...


  • Alice X said:  

    @Hotcakes WOW Ithink he is going a bit overboard with that. It's one thing holding hands in public, but groping each other is a bit much. I think he needs to loosen up and grab your hand with pride. The odd kiss ain't so bad either. :)

  • Denise said:  

    I think a smooch here and one there is cute, but if tongue is involved it's innapropriate. I like to think, "would you (or I) be doing this if our parents were here?" if the answes is no than I stick to hand holding and dirty texts no one else can see.

  • Alice X said:  

    @Denise That's an ace way of testing the PDA scale! I'll be using the parent test in future haha.

  • MissEmy said:  

    mmmm- PDA. ICK. It's distracting and annoying. Last time I had the pleasure of witnessing that I was in the theater. I don't think they were really there to watch the film.

  • Queen of the Rant said:  

    Yeah I cannot stand it-like a kiss is fine but full fledge make out sessions are not!

  • Alice X said:  

    @ Miss Emy There is always one couple on the back row who just can't contain themselves long enough to finish the movie, the worst is when they sit right behind you, and you have to endure giggling and rustling throughout the whole film.

    @Queen of the Rant Kisses are harmless but i don't want to see tongue lol i totally agree.

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