My flight with a cute gay couple

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    Nov 14, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    So yesterday I flew to Atl and ended up sharing a row with these two. A little after take off, one pulls out a blanket and covers up. A few minutes later, he was out, and cuddled against his bf's chest, and the bf wrapped an arm around him and dozed off too.

    I noticed the flight attendants would look at them and smile when they passed by, which I thought was awesome. An older gent sitting next to them didnt think it was so cute though, judging by the way he was turned away from them and facing the aisle. icon_lol.gif

    Single guys, do you think "awwww" when you see pda's from gay couples? And guys in LTRs, do you show your bf affection any- and everywhere?
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    Nov 14, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    PDAs from gay couples are always great to see. Similarly, I scoff at breeders when I see them kiss in public. I mean what next, straight marriage!?!??!?!
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    Nov 14, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    On our flight to Boston in late September (pics previously posted here) I paid for up-front 2-across seating, Row 2 going up, Row 1 going back. And we held hands at times. We're too old, and perhaps too distinguished (I hope), that anybody will fuck with us. A simple word from me will silence any critics.

    Ya know, ya gotta have a certain presence & dignity to hold your own against these straight idiots. I am who I am, gay or not, and you don't fuck with me. I always get my way, and I always get respect.

    It's an art, I suppose, that too many gay guys don't understand, who become all entangled with hysterical drama. The most important lesson I learned from the US Army is that at the end of day, all that matters is that you've won, and got what you wanted. I always win. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the PDA -- regardless if they are straight or gay. Cuddling and falling asleep together like the OP saw on the plane is great, but hardcore mashing and making out in public -- not so much.
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think it depends on the PDA -- regardless if they are straight or gay. Cuddling and falling asleep together like the OP saw on the plane is great, but hardcore mashing and making out in public -- not so much.


    agree!
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    I think a little bit PDA doesn't hurt anyone...Unless they start to get the groove on...Then its like OHNOES and icon_redface.gificon_eek.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    i think its a cute story, thats cute pda, i dont like nasty pda from straight couples or gay couples.
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think it depends on the PDA -- regardless if they are straight or gay. Cuddling and falling asleep together like the OP saw on the plane is great, but hardcore mashing and making out in public -- not so much.


    Agreed!
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    Seeing something like that would make me wish it were me and my boyfriend curled up like that.... hope I find him soon!
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    nothing wrong with what the OP described. We are part of the human race and the more people see us acting in a normal healthy way, the more we are going to be looked at in a normal healthy way......Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think it depends on the PDA -- regardless if they are straight or gay. Cuddling and falling asleep together like the OP saw on the plane is great, but hardcore mashing and making out in public -- not so much.


    Completely agree...
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    Right, hands above the blanket and both clearly asleep I would think should not bother anybody (and if it does, they need to get over it as Art Deco said). But I don't want to see anybody, gay or straight, start to get fresh under the blankets or making out in public, especially in the setting of an airplane where you can't get up and move if it makes you uncomfortable.

    Maybe you should have offered to switch with that guy.

    We were in Seaside (where Jersey Shore is shot) a few summers ago for the evening. I don't even know why we went (this was before the show was on and I'd be even LESS likely to go now. As I'm sure you've heard, neither it nor that show are typical of our culture, even on the beach) but it is a VERY straight atmosphere, predominately young, male and predatory. It was me, my BF, his brother and his brother's wife in our group, and we saw two very young (like late teens) guys walking on the boardwalk, holding hands. They both looked terrified, but they were doing it anyway, and my brother-out-law caught the one kid's eye and gave him a wink and a thumbs up. It definitely took balls to do something like that there.
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    that's super cute! I say fuck what other people say about others PDA! I will do what I want when I want! If someone has a problem I'd dare them to step up and tell me to my face. I have the right to hold hands or cuddle with the love of my life just like any other straight couple!
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidOn our flight to Boston in late September (pics previously posted here) I paid for up-front 2-across seating, Row 2 going up, Row 1 going back. And we held hands at times. We're too old, and perhaps too distinguished (I hope), that anybody will fuck with us. A simple word from me will silence any critics.

    Ya know, ya gotta have a certain presence & dignity to hold your own against these straight idiots. I am who I am, gay or not, and you don't fuck with me. I always get my way, and I always get respect.

    It's an art, I suppose, that too many gay guys don't understand, who become all entangled with hysterical drama. The most important lesson I learned from the US Army is that at the end of day, all that matters is that you've won, and got what you wanted. I always win. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    I actually do think its "awwww" but in the Caribbean pda is not accepted from anyone... if yuo do see it, its always the tourists... and I have actually seen gay pda in Curacao, thanks to the fact that its the most tolerant island in the Caribbean, but yeah, I still would not do it due to my more traditional upbringing..

    even though I think it look s cute, I find its rather an inconsiderate thing to do to display affection fro one's partner in public.... its too much of a personal thing and it shouldnt be shared with the whole world...
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI think it depends on the PDA -- regardless if they are straight or gay. Cuddling and falling asleep together like the OP saw on the plane is great, but hardcore mashing and making out in public -- not so much.


    Agreed!


    Even holding hands for couples in public is not accepted in many cultures, including India
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    Quite_shy saidSo yesterday I flew to Atl and ended up sharing a row with these two. A little after take off, one pulls out a blanket and covers up. A few minutes later, he was out, and cuddled against his bf's chest, and the bf wrapped an arm around him and dozed off too.

    I noticed the flight attendants would look at them and smile when they passed by, which I thought was awesome. An older gent sitting next to them didnt think it was so cute though, judging by the way he was turned away from them and facing the aisle. icon_lol.gif

    Single guys, do you think "awwww" when you see pda's from gay couples? And guys in LTRs, do you show your bf affection any- and everywhere?


    Well it depends it they look cute. I mean as a couple, not as in "they are attractive".
    I would definitely be like "awww".
    If they are like making out in a gross way and stuff, I would be like "uhh ..... awkward" haha. OR turned on. HAHA just kidding!
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    Nov 14, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    That's good to hear. Glad to hear about the flight attendant and no really caring except...

    Quite_shy said An older gent sitting next to them didnt think it was so cute though, judging by the way he was turned away from them and facing the aisle. icon_lol.gif


    He was just jealous.icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    Personally, what you described I do not count as PDA. Others might. However, they were not vulgar about it. They weren't kissing, they weren't humping eachother. Holding hands and cuddling to me aren't PDA. Dunno why. But whenever i see anyone cuddling in the way you describe i go "aww" more so when it's a gay couple than a straight couple..

    It takes a lot of courage this day in age to do something like that, but it shouldn't have to be that way. People that love eachother should be able to tell eachother with out words that "hey i'm right here.. and im with you" A simple touching of hands or cuddling is just like that.

    Guys sitting at a table for example one behind the other in a hug kind of embrace, both facing a sunset and checking out the view. That's more relaxing to see for me and it makes me smile.

    Still i don't really know why i don't consider that PDA...
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    Nov 14, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidOn our flight to Boston in late September (pics previously posted here) I paid for up-front 2-across seating, Row 2 going up, Row 1 going back. And we held hands at times. We're too old, and perhaps too distinguished (I hope), that anybody will fuck with us. A simple word from me will silence any critics.

    Ya know, ya gotta have a certain presence & dignity to hold your own against these straight idiots. I am who I am, gay or not, and you don't fuck with me. I always get my way, and I always get respect.

    It's an art, I suppose, that too many gay guys don't understand, who become all entangled with hysterical drama. The most important lesson I learned from the US Army is that at the end of day, all that matters is that you've won, and got what you wanted. I always win. icon_biggrin.gif


    Amen!
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    Nov 14, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    Samm77 saidPersonally, what you described I do not count as PDA. Others might. However, they were not vulgar about it. They weren't kissing, they weren't humping eachother. Holding hands and cuddling to me aren't PDA. Dunno why. But whenever i see anyone cuddling in the way you describe i go "aww" more so when it's a gay couple than a straight couple..

    It takes a lot of courage this day in age to do something like that, but it shouldn't have to be that way. People that love eachother should be able to tell eachother with out words that "hey i'm right here.. and im with you" A simple touching of hands or cuddling is just like that.

    Guys sitting at a table for example one behind the other in a hug kind of embrace, both facing a sunset and checking out the view. That's more relaxing to see for me and it makes me smile.

    Still i don't really know why i don't consider that PDA...


    Amen plus not only that... they could have had a early start, stressful morning, saying goodbye to loved ones, who knows? They needed to sleep. The physical limitations of an airplane seat being what they are, if you're tired, it's nice to be able to rest on the person in the window seat as they have the wall. I would not have an issue with a relative or close friend doing the same on me. If it was a parent and their kid (or a straight couple), nobody would think twice about it.
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    I can relate to Deco about getting my way and to Amar that - in many places type of contact not being acceptable.

    Many years ago my ex lived in Costa Rica and we would spend time between his country and mine. So easy to take for granted that in the gay ghetto of San Francisco, I could do something as simple as put my hand on his shoulder or touch the back of his neck(or vice versa) when something caused us to want contact or to acknowledge each other in that boyfriend kind of a way. In Costa Rica, that kind of contact (forget holding hands or arm and arm) was an invitation for trouble. I was really irritated that I could not reach out to him as we were pretty tactile (not overt PDA"S), so we came up with our own way of communicating the same feeling without touch, that we had so freely been able to do in my country. Whenever we were in CR and whenever we would feel that need to reach out, we would simply just look at the other one and give our own ear a slight tug. I know it sounds corny but it meant a lot to us to have found a way to still be able to let the other know that we still felt that connection and that we would acknowledge it when it came up. In it's own way that little thing made us closer because we had to be so thoughtful about it.
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidPDAs from gay couples are always great to see. Similarly, I scoff at breeders when I see them kiss in public. I mean what next, straight marriage!?!??!?!


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    Nov 14, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    awwww... yes i said AWWW!
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    Nov 14, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidOn our flight to Boston in late September (pics previously posted here) I paid for up-front 2-across seating, Row 2 going up, Row 1 going back. And we held hands at times. We're too old, and perhaps too distinguished (I hope), that anybody will fuck with us. A simple word from me will silence any critics.

    Ya know, ya gotta have a certain presence & dignity to hold your own against these straight idiots. I am who I am, gay or not, and you don't fuck with me. I always get my way, and I always get respect.

    It's an art, I suppose, that too many gay guys don't understand, who become all entangled with hysterical drama. The most important lesson I learned from the US Army is that at the end of day, all that matters is that you've won, and got what you wanted. I always win. icon_biggrin.gif


    Amen!


    You think amen/

    I myself found it to be self serving, and some one narcissism running wild, one of his ex wives was to bring him to his knees, but he never had such balls while he was in the arm as he was hiding behind a skirt being one of those straight idiots; but then he has never had to deal with me in person either; and he would find that grounding.

    I myself way back in the 80s when it was a very diffrent world than it is today, used to do such things whenever I felt the need, and I never got abused, or attacked; must of been my innate dignity.

    PS. Oh red if you are such a winner, then you have become a member of the American Tea Party then; now thats impressive.