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Good Idea or Bad Idea: PDA

Nick and Vanessa have had a rough few days after nude photos of them making out in a hot tub while vacationing in Mexico hit the press. While they were in the privacy of their exclusive resort, they were technically still in public, so it got me thinking about PDA. While it is nice to show the person you love affection, some people get very uncomfortable with public displays of affection. So how do you feel about this taboo topic? Do you think PDA is a good idea or bad idea?

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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i dont hold my bfs hand in public or hug him in public. i do hug a little at the airport when in leaving somewhere. but thats it. but i would hold his hand and give a hug or something when we get married. it our culture, PDA is disrespectful.
Blackwood Blackwood 9 years
I generally don't mind it unless it gets in my way. I mean, I just look away and try to ignore it (it really bothers me, however, when they're noy just kissing, but being invasive and disrespectful to other people's space, like they just start to spread and make themselves a little too comfortable). It only bothered me once when I went to a concert and the couple that was standing just in front of me started to make out and they didn't let me see what was going on on the stage! Until I interrupted as kindly as possible and I asked them, would you let me go a bit closer to the stage than you, because whenever you kiss I can't see anything! The girl looked at me angrily, but I just smiled sweetly (I had paid to see the band, not their tongues!) and they stopped. The guy didn't seem to be offended, but the girl kept looking back at me every now and then with venom in her eyes! Sorry b*tch! haha. Funny/awkward memory!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I'm not a fan and never have been of PDAs.
demeter demeter 10 years
I think it's kinda sweet. I just dont want to see tongues and hands everywhere.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
especially not in front of little kids.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
a kiss there and a kiss here is fine but more than that keep in the bedroom.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
In their case it was a bad idea.
cashmere80 cashmere80 10 years
Affection is okay, but there is definately a point where it just becomes gross. You have to know the limits!
bandages bandages 10 years
Making out and showing off in public is a way for insecure people to prove to others that their relationship isn't a bust. I say light PDA is the way to go.
jennytrauma jennytrauma 10 years
theres a huge difference between kissing in public and full on making out in lets say a mcdonalds. true story: got online with a friend and a couple in front of me were kissing. kissing led to a full on sucking face session.you'd think after that they wouldn't need to eat.
mouldy mouldy 10 years
no groping, that's my general rule.
sevendayrain sevendayrain 10 years
I think that alittle bit is okay but some people take it way to far.
Bellatrix2 Bellatrix2 10 years
I'm a bit surprised by the comments! No hugging from behind? If that's an expression standing for something else, then I might agree. If it's just a hug from behind, then I sincerely do not see what is wrong with that. I like to hug, hold hands, give kisses (on the lips, not on the cheeks, sorry but I'm no fan of the "let-me-kiss-your-cheek-my-dearest-love" thing), grip to my boyfriend's waist when waiting (in the line for example), talk to him while looking straight into his eyes (his mother believes this is really too much, hem hem!). I do agree that tongues shouldn't be publically displayed : it's not something agreeable to see and it's embarrassing. That doesn't mean you have to keep it for the bedroom only though. I really do have problems with the strict rules about this. If you're alone in the street, then why not make out for a little minute if you feel like it?
meganekko meganekko 10 years
they're getting trashy, folks.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 10 years
Affection is always good, but small hugs and kisses rather than full on pashing/groping/hands everywhere is over the top. Hand holding, for example, is fantastic.
melda melda 10 years
It's sweet!
krisua krisua 10 years
If it's not making out, it's okay. Little kiss or hug.
junebrug junebrug 10 years
I was in line behind some people doing this the other day. Everytime they stopped walking, they attacked each other and guy was seriously about drag her the floor, moaning, tongues, the whole works. Everyone in the store, including myself were repulsed. The worst part was that the guy was about 20 years older than the girl, and it felt like he was just showing off.
Marci Marci 10 years
I like it when I see a couple that is happy with each other and holding hands or give a spontaneous hug or kiss. But the big PDAs are for behind closed doors. There are couples that you can tell are just hooking up for the night when they're all over each other in the middle of the sidewalk, behaving like there's no one else around. Meanwhile, we're all having to walk around them and witness their sloppy kissing. Gross. And there ARE some people who seem to think the subway is a perfectly fine place to get down and dirty. Spare us, please. I go for the 30 second rule that was suggested. Wait. Maybe 15 seconds. :D
aura_marie aura_marie 10 years
If an average pervert on a street gets turned on with ur PDA, then u better stop, you're causing nausea to the rest of the world.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
A little affection is okay.
Advah Advah 10 years
I'm really self-conscious about PDA, and sometimes find it a lot of stress trying not to be too demonstrative in public. And then from time to time I witness a disgusting PDA and I immediately remember why I'm right to be so self-conscious! I remember that one time I got stuck for 10 floors in this lift, packed with about 12 people, and two of them started making out just next to me. Sadly, I'm not 5feet and they were really tall people, I ended up just next to them and got all the details on the sound and vision! Yuck, it was utterly gross!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
i agree keep it simple, at least that's how my boy and i keep it.. the little things like holding hands kiss here and there flirting with each other and a quick little hug is cute forsure.. but common no one wants to see two people groping each other ... makin almost a soft core porn. And i think its very rude especially when you are tryin to talk to a couple who is all over each other. I mean there is nothing wrong with being in love but i think that there are some things people don't need to see.
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