public display of affection --is it sweet or unnecessary?

Philippines
January 17, 2007 7:09pm CST
What is your reaction when you see a couple in the street or in the train making public display of affection like kissing or touching one another? Do you get offended or do you think it is sweet? Would you yourself do the same with your bf/gf?
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@angelco (347)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
actually it depends on the person who see with that kind of action but for me, its not sweet in a sense of doing things which should be done inside the room i will also get offended because im a woman...and as woman, the men should respect us wherever we are and what are our status in life...so if i'll have my boyfriend i will not allow him to kiss in front of so many people and i will not allow him to touch me unless we got married :)
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Well said. I agree.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
heart - heart: sign of affection
It all depends on what you mean by "display of affection". I am 70 and have been married for 47 years, and my husband and I usually hold hands in public. If we are meeting or separating, we kiss, but it isn't more than a peck. He opens doors for me and I call that a display of affection. Although I am more agile than he, he helps me step across a gutter and I call that a display of affection. If we are standing talking to someone, he might slip his arm round my waist. I believe if there was more of this in public, young people might get a better idea of what real affection is. I have seen "displays of affection" (and I query the affection part) in public that I think should be banned, but how that could be enforced, I don't know. I have seen young couples (and I mean young) walking together through a shopping mall, with hands where they shouldn't be. Sometimes, I have had to control myself from not taking their hands and giving them a slap! Affection? Yes! Sweet? No. Natural is a better word. Offensive? Some (which I wouldn't call affection) is extremely offensive!
@mishang (499)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
public display of affection is sweet but sometimes, it gets to be over edgy and that partners don't just know how to draw the line between public affection and leaving somethings at your private room. i get offended when it's not the right place or there are elderlies and then there comes a couple, mushing and have these lingering touches and that they don't really care about those that are around. that's really a disrespect for the elders that is around. have some self morale and do those at your own room.
@nannacroc (4049)
18 Jan 07
I think it's lovely. Yes I do kiss my husband and hold his hand in public and we've been married for over thirty years.
• United States
18 Jan 07
Kissing and hugging is fine to me in public. It is a sign of love and affection. Anything more, is offensive, as it is intimate and should be done privately, not on display for everyone to watch and gauk at.
• United States
18 Jan 07
I think its sweet as long as you are not grabbing at each other and making a secene. I think kissing and lightly touching and holding hands...etc is very sweet and shows that they love and care for each other. I do this with my husband and see nothing wrong with it.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
I dont have any problem with this! As long as they are not starting undress each other. haha ^_^
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I think it is sweet to hold hands while strolling or whisper sweet nothings to each other or a kiss or smack, but beyond that I think it should be done in private where people will not be feeling awkward and uneasy.