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Dear Poll: Does PDA Make You Uncomfortable?

Even if you think PDA is a good idea, there's a time and a place for it. When you're the touchy-feely couple in question, chances are you're too smitten to even notice, but you could indeed be offending those around you. I, for one, am totally OK with witnessing a couple embrace or share a passionate kiss, but anything beyond that just makes me uncomfortable; like I shouldn't be looking! Sure, I could just turn away, but sometimes there's no where to run! I have a feeling we've all been there so how do you feel about PDA? Are you usually guilty of this crime, or does it make you feel awkward, too?


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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I'm terrible when it comes to PDA. I love having a smooch or a cuddle in public. However I do like to take it somewhere a little more acceptable then the mall. The botanic gardens or a quiet park is good because we're not offending anyone if we get caught having a snog behind a tree.
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
I think the boldest PDA I've ever done is kissing and patting my boyfriend's butt :P REALLY DISCRETELY, never a groping squeeze... I think the fine line should be drawn when the PDA reminds you of a sex scene from a movie. examples of EXCESSIVE PDA in my dictionary: -girl sitting on guy's lap (somehow.. to me this looks slutty and much like a sexual position) -grabbing, caressing of any reproductive parts. :ROTFL: boobs and crotches should never be touched in public!! -kissing of the neck, chest. Again, reminds you of a foreplay scene in a movie.
omigosh omigosh 8 years
I'm a big fan of PDA-ing myself. But seeing other people do it makes me feel sooo uncomfortable! Lol, so hypocritical huh?
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I think a lot of it depends on the social situation, as well. Hand holding while just the two of you are walking down the street? Totally fine and not offensive. Holding hands under the table when just the two of you are out eating dinner? No problem. Holding hands and playing footsies at dinner with other people present? Completely disrespectful to the other people. My husband and I have been out to dinner several times with other couples, and the other couples CANNOT keep their hands off each other during dinner, and it disgusts us to the point that we refuse to dine out/invite them over to our house for dinner anymore. I'm sorry, but my husband and I don't even LIVE together -- we're in a long distance marriage, we see each other once a month or so, and if we can manage to make it through dinner with other people without being all touchy feely, than I absolutely expect that two people who do live together can do the same!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
I don't mind a little as long as it isn't too full on
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
hahaha omg this one time we were sitting in this parking lots waiting for our friends and we realized these people a couple cars down were making out. Like hard core! Heavy petting and everything! I totally just found it funny! I don't care...people, do what you want!
indieglam indieglam 8 years
Hand holding, a little kiss, a hug, an small affectionate gesture is definitely okay and kind of sweet. Anything more is just too much and unnecessary. My former roommate was notorious at engaging in PDA all the time, especially in our apartment. Granted, it's our apartment and not out on the sidewalk somewhere, but I didn't really enjoy or appreciate coming home to her and her guy intimately spooning on the living room floor and groping each other. Or when we had parties/people over and they were completely all over each other the entire time... groping, making-out... even going into the kitchen, which was open to the rest of the apartment, and hearing her tell him to "pull it out" (!!!! ew ew ew) while a friend tried to sleep on the couch. Sick. Inconsiderate. Uncomfortable. Just because you're feeling all lovey-dovey doesn't mean all notions of personal space and common decency should fly out the window.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
Making out is a no-no. Also, if hands are down pants or under shirts, I get annoyed. I understand they're a loving couple, but if I'm in a public place, I think they're being really rude.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i agree with everyone that a little goes a long way! hand holding and small kisses are totally normal, but anything more is sick!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Can I just say that I got on the tube the other day during rush hour and it was PACKED. Everyone was in everyone else's armpits and it was really quiet on the train b/c everyone was spacing out or reading the paper. And then I heard distinctive SMACK SMACK SMACK sounds ... like huge big slobbery wet kiss sounds which went on for FOUR stops!!! EWWW!!! I'm shuddering just thinking of it. I see loved up couples on the tube on their way to work, etc. all the time and it never bothers me - in fact, my boyfriend and I are one of them! But how you behave in public should not mimic how you behave behind closed doors ... and this couple was disgusting. It made everyone uncomfortable and I think I may have even said "GROSS" outloud LOL!
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
I can handle hugs, hand-holding, and short kisses. No more than that. My beau and I like showing affection towards each other, but I draw the line with those 3 endearments...I have a reason for this, too. My freshman year, I'd been dating this guy for a week, and he wanted to...well, french me - but I said, "No, I'm not really into PDA." He says that's fine, and the bell rings for me to go to class. He stops, and I figure he wants a peck, so I pucker up for a peck, right? No. He comes towards me, mouth open, tongue wigglin, and slob slobberin. My eyes were closed, and all I felt was tongue in my throat. I seriously just ran away in embarrassment because my soccer coach yelled at me [what, he thinks I did that shit willingly?]! But, the kicker? Once I settled down in class, I noticed that my lips were burning. Not a tingly, "lip plumper" burn. It was the "OH MY GOD I THINK I HAVE HERPES" kind of burn. ...I broke up with him a week later.
nv27 nv27 8 years
haha margokhal, nothing worse than waiting on the happy couple to get out of your way.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I don't really like being subjected to any PDA, it makes me feel like I'm intruding. I don't think I'm bitter (mostly), but I'm really big about personal space, it's just how I am...but I think it's more annoying when a couple is making out and such when they are *supposed* to be doing something else, like moving along in the checkout line at the grocery. Just saying. @_@
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 8 years
I don't have a problem with PDA my husband and I are always holding hands when we're out in public and don't mind sharing a kiss in public every now and then. Now feeling each other up like others mention that's not showing affection but sexual conduct in public. IMO...
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 8 years
i think PDA is fine as long as it stays above the waist. lol. but i guess i'm biased because i do like to kiss and hug in public.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I clicked yes before I saw the second option, but yes PDA makes me uncomfortable. I'm totally fine if you kiss once in awhile, but I don't need to see it constantly and I don't like making out or groping in public.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
Anything more than holding hands is *really* uncomfortable for me. I think its disrespectful to your partner to make out with them in front of people. Plus I find the sound of smacking lips and hands sliding around to be extremely irritating.
violinladyfreak violinladyfreak 8 years
Pecks and canoodling in public is perfectly fine, and cute at times. But it should stop there
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I totally agree with both the above posters here :)
robinlh912 robinlh912 8 years
I just don't see why people don't have to completely make out in public, but honestly, showing a little affection in public is endearing! I think people that don't want to see anything are just kinda bitter
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
a little hug, cuddling, a little kiss is totally fine. but like full on making out and feeling each other up is just soooooo uncomfortable to watch.
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