Public displays of affection: sweet or obnoxious?
If it's a cute couple and it's just a simple kiss then awww but if it's a make out session ewww
Aww can turn into eww quickly though!
It depends on what it is, but holding hands and kissing (but not making out) is ok in public in my opinion.
I don't have this problem... All girls' school :)
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
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.
I smell a TROLL.
What does accommodating the disabled have to do with anything? Being disabled is an unfortunate condition. PDA is a vulgar, unnecessary behavior.
Nothing wrong with holding hands or sitting close. Making out is just uncomfortable for everyone though...
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?
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".
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.
Cute, depending on how affectionate you get.
But if there a fight or car accident, everybody wants to look. Love needs more value in our society.
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!
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.
Depends on if your single or not.
Vomit... I can't stand PDA and I keep my DA private
Keep it PG 13
To an extent I don't really mind.
PDA is only cute if it's lesbians or old people.
Can't it be both
Sweet, but it can be way too much, so I said EWWWW!
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.
Show love wherever!
To the Liberal it means progress Sarah. What's wrong with you? FORWARD!!!
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.
Sorry: It's all a matter of degree.
It's Ll a matter of degree.
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.
Get a room
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.
Displays of affection are sweet. Groping, frenching, grinding and such are obnoxious.
Depends on what kind of PDA
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
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.
Some display is fine, but overboard gets a bit icky
Call me a hippy but...
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.
hahahahhaaha whats that?
Copy, paste, delete
I'm surprised there hasn't been more gay bashing. Good job commenters.
Kissing and handholding's okay groping and petting Uck.
Apparently you have a boring sex life...
depends.. If their having sex in the parking lot that might be a problem
I guess PDA doesn't bother me, after reading through the comments. One less thing to worry about, which is nice.