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Dear Poll: Are You Affectionate in Front of Your Family?

Most of you feel that a little PDA goes a long way, but showing some affection toward your significant other is a nice way to communicate your love, at least in my opinion! When you're around family, though, the rules tend to change. Of course it depends on the couple and the family, but in your situation, tell me, are you affectionate with your significant other in front of your family?


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lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
a kiss on the head, huggies and stuff yeah...but no like sexual advances...more like loving ones.
anabj anabj 8 years
I don´t know why it would make my parents feel unconfortable if I kiss and hug my husband in front of them
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i will lay my head on his shoulder or lay down and rest my head on his lap if we're watching tv with my family, or hold his hand or touch his leg at the table and he might put his arm around my chair or something, but i would only give him a peck if we were saying goodbye and that would be about it. there's no need otherwise.
danixk danixk 8 years
I'm single. My last relationship was a long one. When we were at the rents, it was a hug or a peck and that's all. My parents respect me to not make out and grope each other in front of me, so I do the same for them. BUT his mother was a little trashy and once said to me after our lunch, "Ok. It's time to go I'm ready to go home and make love to my husband(my boyfriend's STEP DAD)." Yeah, gross!!!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
Are you kidding me? We push the turkey off the table and start getting it on right then and there. We're just trying to provide a little pre-dinner entertainment while working up an appetite. Two birds with one stone, I tell ya... Look into it! :D
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Ew, sick, no.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I'm a cuddler and I would never pretend otherwise. In fact my mother would probably fear for my sex life if I was too aloof with my S.O.
Foofie Foofie 8 years
We're unconciously affectionate if that makes any sense.. We just love to be together, I am not talking dry humping and tongue sawllowing.. We're just both very affectionate. If I am sitting with his family, or mine and he's off doing something else he'll come up and give me a kiss or rub my back and then wander off... He likes to snuggle me with long hugs.. He does the same thing all the time, I loves it. But we never push it so people feel uncomfortable..
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
Fallen, my man is the exact same way!! I tried to kiss (peck) him at my dad's the other day, and you would have thought I tried to punch him! But with his family he's very different, he cuddles up on me all the time. I'm pretty anti-PDA in general, though.
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 8 years
When we're out with friends it's definitely different than with our families. Kissing is fine but a make-out session in front of my parents is just "a world of NO". That would be more than just awkward.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
We're very affectionate in front of my family, hugging kissing and holding hands is a constant thing, and my family wouldn't have it any other way. In front of his family it's a different matter, we never really touch in front of them. His parents aren't big on physical affection in their relationship so we try not to make then feel uncomfortable.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
*by "kiss" I mean "peck," not "full-on tonsil hockey," obvy.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
We'll hold hands, hug, and the occasional kiss, but nothing, y'know, extreme or gross.
kythera kythera 8 years
I think it's stupid to do the PDA thing in front of family. Although, my husband's family is really cool. My husband has never been around my parents so I don't know about that one. I probably wouldn't do much then, a peck or something.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
We weren't as much at first, but we are getting more affectionate in front of family. Not to much though, just an arm around me here, or holding hands, or being silly like tickling each other. He's more reserved around my family, and vice versa of course. My family finds it a little awkward so I try to keep it to a minimum.
Myst Myst 8 years
a hug maybe. I'd feel weird kissing my guy in front of my parents. blech. I'm just not big on PDA
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I'm currently single but in the past I have always been pretty affectionate in front of my family. In fact, now I come to think of it, for my art project in senior year my theme was kissing, and my family took photos of my then boyfriend and all in heaps of different settings. So completely comfortable I would say. I don't think that making out is appropriate, but a kiss or a snuggle is perfectly fine, as is holding hands... I think really what you're comfortable with is a. dictated by what your family or friends feel comfortable with, and b. how comfortable your partner is with your friends or family. As long as no one is upset by your behaviour then why be concerned?
adorKablefae adorKablefae 8 years
Seeing as how I haven't met his family yet, nothing there- but we're definitely affectionate in front of mine. The extended hugs and he'll chase me and tackle me at pick nicks and the quick kisses- no making out, but I don't want anyone to see that really. Haha. But yes, we're affectionate in front of my family. We didn't use to be, but once we'd been together several months, everybody loosened up.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes, minimally. I may reach over and squeeze his hand, or I may rest my hand on his shoulder. My family (specifically, my parents) are very stuffy and conservative. They're discomforted by outward show of affection. Weird, I say. :) However, truthfully, my affection is disclosed in my body language when I look at my husband. I can feel a tenderness that comes over me when I look at him, and I'm very certain it comes out in my body language. This has been captured by photographs of me that were taken without me noticing. In the photographs, I was looking tenderly at my husband as he was eating, or talking to someone else. Geez, clearly, my face and body language says,"I am sooooo smitten with him!" LOL
dimples128 dimples128 8 years
We never do anything in front of my parents because my mom would probably freak. If we do anything, it's holding hands under the table, haha. Around my sister we'll hug and hold hands, and that's about as far as we would really go around anyone.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
A quick hug and a kiss. Well, actually he'll kiss my head, not my lips. I definitely don't want to make out in front of our families.
indielove indielove 8 years
I'm so not a fan of PDA. Meh.
psterling psterling 8 years
We hug and give quick kisses but we're not super PDA types in general.
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