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Show Of Hands January 25th, 2013 12:00am

Public displays of affection: sweet or obnoxious?

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02/01/13 11:29 am

If it's a cute couple and it's just a simple kiss then awww but if it's a make out session ewww

Mommy2166 no where, yet somewhere
01/30/13 7:35 am

Aww can turn into eww quickly though!

01/29/13 12:50 pm

Someone's single...

EnginE3r Texas
01/28/13 8:32 am

It depends on what it is, but holding hands and kissing (but not making out) is ok in public in my opinion.

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
01/27/13 8:13 pm

I don't have this problem... All girls' school :)

01/27/13 5:40 pm

I just found it funny that many of the same people that said providing an accommodation is wrong because life isn't fair blah blah also say they don't like PDA because it makes them feel lonely and sad about being single. They want an accommodation but don't want to give one. Ironic

Irrelevant United States
01/27/13 12:48 pm

I disagree. It is selfish to flaunt your love and affection for all to see, despite the numerous lonely, downtrodden people who live in this world, who, in some cases, will remain in solitude till they meet their graves.

Irrelevant United States
01/27/13 12:14 pm

What does accommodating the disabled have to do with anything? Being disabled is an unfortunate condition. PDA is a vulgar, unnecessary behavior.

01/27/13 10:26 am

Nothing wrong with holding hands or sitting close. Making out is just uncomfortable for everyone though...

01/27/13 10:23 am

I think it's fine as long as it's tactful. I kiss my hubby & hold his hand wherever we go. I love him so why wouldn't I.

It's funny that the same people who don't want to accommodate a disabled kid think no PDA because they're single & it makes them feel lonely. Double standard much?

Irrelevant United States
01/27/13 9:47 am

I don't think our society needs to add to its already gross obsession with romantic love. We just end up with lots of disappointed individuals who can't find their "other half's".

Irrelevant United States
01/27/13 9:44 am

I find PDA obnoxious.I'm opposed to it because there are so many single and/or lonely people out there. It's like flaunting your wealth and money in a crowd of poor people; or eating a nice meal in a room full of starving people. There's nothing wrong with affection; just keep it in private.

Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
01/27/13 8:44 am

Cute, depending on how affectionate you get.

01/27/13 8:43 am

But if there a fight or car accident, everybody wants to look. Love needs more value in our society.

unlimitedbliss Ohio
01/27/13 2:12 am

I guess this explains why marriages end up in divorce. A marriage is public and affection is promoting union ship between two committed individuals. It's not saying having sex in public. Promote affection not discard it!

01/26/13 11:57 pm

As long as you are not trying to suck the life out of one another and keep it PG around kids, I see no problem with it.

01/26/13 10:25 pm

Depends on if your single or not.

01/26/13 9:51 pm

Vomit... I can't stand PDA and I keep my DA private

alimarie1230 Virginia
01/26/13 8:18 pm

PDA is only cute if it's lesbians or old people.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
01/26/13 6:00 pm

Sweet, but it can be way too much, so I said EWWWW!

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/26/13 6:00 pm

What a terribly I romantic country we've become! Do all the (hypocritical) nay-sayers gush about how romantic Paris is? Is it because we're so afraid of sensitivities or being arrested for harassment? I blame the angry feminist liberals and their rich daddy lawyers.

01/26/13 1:48 pm

Show love wherever!

cowboy Dog Father
01/26/13 12:23 pm

To the Liberal it means progress Sarah. What's wrong with you? FORWARD!!!

SunsetLeopard Still writing my story
01/26/13 12:06 pm

I find it interesting that most of the US said ew. Just goes to show that PDA's have gone from sweet and simple to dirty and inappropriate. Holding hands and a light peck = adorable. Making out and groping = disgusting and in some cases hurtful to those who may still be single. KEEP PDAs CLEAN.

01/26/13 10:21 am

A small kiss or an arm around the neck is fine, but once you start the making out and groping then it becomes obnoxious. Go get a room.

01/26/13 9:29 am

If my family is out in public, my husband and I are usually holding hands with one or more children! Lol. We're early 30s.

01/26/13 9:11 am

Displays of affection are sweet. Groping, frenching, grinding and such are obnoxious.

01/26/13 8:22 am

Depends on what kind of PDA

ladyniner81 I hate people
01/26/13 7:05 am

I don't care if someone is holding hands or walkking arm in arm, even hugging. But when they start making out, and groping out, go get a room. I don't care if you're gay or straight, have some self respect

FearToFall what is this for
01/26/13 6:56 am

I don't mind it if it's something small, like hand holding or hugs, maybe even a quick kiss. The second it moves past that, though, is the moment I refuse to see anymore.
A little's okay, but full-out makeout sessions are too much. There's a time and place for everything, and public isn't it.

01/26/13 6:56 am

Some display is fine, but overboard gets a bit icky

2katz I live in Nebraska
01/26/13 6:29 am

Once I was driving thru a parking garage in California with my pastor and his wife. She suddenly said, "oh my gosh, they're doing it!" and there was a couple going at it on the hood of a car. Very tacky, but we were so shocked we laughed all the way home.

01/26/13 5:12 am

hahahahhaaha whats that?

BadWolf The Library
01/25/13 10:46 pm

I'm surprised there hasn't been more gay bashing. Good job commenters.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/25/13 9:52 pm

Kissing and handholding's okay groping and petting Uck.

01/25/13 9:50 pm

Apparently you have a boring sex life...

opinoner homaha
01/25/13 9:17 pm

depends.. If their having sex in the parking lot that might be a problem

niteowl Hold Fast
01/25/13 9:10 pm

I guess PDA doesn't bother me, after reading through the comments. One less thing to worry about, which is nice.