How do you walk?

@jer31558 (3684)
United States
April 19, 2008 8:33am CST
When walking as a couple, male and female, do you walk with the male on the left and the female on the right or the female on the left and the male on the right. Most of the time when my wife and I are walking together I am on the right and she is on the left. Is there right or wrong way in this?
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@kezabelle (2985)
19 Apr 08
Now I dont know if there is a wrong or right way but my partner must always walk on my right and if im on my own with the children I make them walk on my right also, I do have a reason for it though I am blind in my left eye and if they walk on that side I am likely to fall over them or walk in their way so for mine and their own safety its best they all walk on my right side where I can see them!
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Whether its right or wrong, its right for you and thats what matters. Glad to see youre safety minded. That is one of the main themes put out where I work. Safety.
@kezabelle (2985)
19 Apr 08
I will also walk on the other side of a road that I need to be simply to have my right side away from the road so my children are not walking along the world I drive my partner mad but he understands my need to do otherwise I get really paniced if I can not see them
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@meglovesb (348)
• United States
23 Apr 08
When me and my b/f walk together. Its like he cant even walk if I'm on his left side. He like freaks out andc I end up on his right side. So in my case yep there is a wrong and right.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Does he fall down if you are on his left side?
@vinaykant (814)
• India
23 Apr 08
I normally walk with some friends in morning as a jogging. I've always loved running and jogging for the same reasons, but I can no longer do either as I have Heart Disease. I can't walk fast but I can walk for miles if I have the time to, and even at my snails pace it exercises my body. Hope this help you.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thanks, and yes this does help.
@boo756 (8)
22 Apr 08
When I walked with my girlfriend she was almost always on the right. I don't know, it just felt more comfortable to me that way, haha. We could never really hold hands because she was so short and I was so much taller. She was only 4'11" and I was 5'6". Haha. Our forearms would clash and it was extremely uncomfortable. I really don't think that there is a right or wrong way to walk with your partener, haha. :D
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I think the right way is whatever works for you.
@Annmac (950)
22 Apr 08
If I'm with my husband or my adult son then they always walk on whichever side is the nearest to the road. If not near roads they tend to walk on my left, but most men I know walk on my left and my daughters right and it's because of where we carry our handbags! Or so they tell me!
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I can see both sides of that coin, thanks for the post.
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
21 Apr 08
When I started dating with my hubby, he started reminding me that woman should always walks inside the payment while man should walks outside the payment so that man can look after the woman carefully. He told me his uncle taught him that “this is the ‘protective act’ for woman” as being a gentleman.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I have heard this before, but only recently. thanks for sharing.
@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I don't think it really matters to me. As long as I can spend quality time with my husband and holding either hand is awesome to me. We don't see much of each other with his crappy schedule at work.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
That is a refreshing answer to hear. Sounds like you have quite the relationship, and each of you are quite blessed to have the other. I can tell yall are hooked on each other.
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I'm just putting this out there for what it is worth. Some years ago i read in a book about old customs and where they come from that back in medieval time the male always walked to the outside to protect his wife. He also slept between the door and his wife in case of attack.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I had never heard this before, it is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
19 Apr 08
i don't know but he usually walks on my right side.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Thats the way it is here as well.
@katfish86 (146)
19 Apr 08
When we're out and about, generally I'm on the left and my boyfriend is on the right. We don't have any particular reason for it, but that's normally the way it happens.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Thats how it is with my wife and I as well.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
24 Apr 08
I was taught that it is good manners for a man to walk closest to the street. I don't know if it's true, but I was told that it comes from the days when carriages splashed mud up onto the pavement, and people used to empty their chamberpots and dirty water out of upstairs windows. The idea was that the man copped all the filth, while the lady stays clean and doesn't have her clothes spoilt. How gallant :D.
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I can see how that would be the case, there are other similiar comments earlier in this discussion that goes hand in hand with yours. Thanks for the comment.
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@jrsmith (293)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I hold his left hand in my right hand most of the time. I guess because this is the side I stood on when we got married no method to my madness really.
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I guess that is as good a reason as any. Thanks for the response.
• United States
23 Apr 08
I dont think that my hubby and I have any method at all. Just which ever side we end up on works for us. Great question though. :)
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I always walk on the right, I dont know why, its just always been that way.