Holding hands in public

  • sbwlguy

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    Dec 31, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Are you comfortable and confident holding hands with a guy in public, in open view of everyone to see? I guess it largely depends on where you are.

    I've been seeing this guy for a while and today we walked back home from the riverside to my place and passed through the high street (in London).

    I don't get to hold hands with a guy much, nevermind in public, so it was a really nice experience for me. I felt totally at ease and confident doing it in public and it felt to me like people hardly batted an eyelid.

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    Dec 31, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    Totally, even do that douche bro boyfriend thing where you grab them by the wrist and practically drag them to a destination. Sometimes the headlock hold where you have them kinda in a headlock, shitz hawt icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    I wouldn't say that I'm confident, but if it feels good with someone, it feels good icon_smile.gif If I was dating someone and we looked good together out on the street, I'd show us off!
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    Dec 31, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    Yeah, when in love you do what people in love do regardless of what hate filled homophobes tell you what not to do.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidYeah, when in love you do what people in love do regardless of what hate filled homophobes tell you what not to do.

    Agreed. Last night 4 of us went to a New Hampshire restaurant, and I was putting my arms around my partner throughout the night. And I always rest my hand on his leg as we sit next to each other, which nearby diners may see. We don't care.

    As for walking hand-in-hand, sometimes we do, as it strikes us, like if we're in a romantic mood, enjoying something together. But frankly we find it a bit childish much of the time, so for us it's more a matter of our own personal preference, than where we are and who sees us. But then I'm sure guys as old as us get a pass from many people, as 2 old farts holding hands probably don't look disturbingly romantic or sexual to anyone, just disturbing - LOL!
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    Oct 10, 2013 9:09 AM GMT
    When I have a boyfriend I love holding hands. Not all the time but if we were shopping in a mall or walking before or after a meal of just going home I love holding hands. I have friends who won't touch in public at all and they've been together 4 years...
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    Oct 10, 2013 11:42 AM GMT
    I love it. Now I just need to find someone to hold hands with... icon_razz.gif
  • GWriter

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    Oct 10, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    SF79 saidI love it. Now I just need to find someone to hold hands with... icon_razz.gif

    I'm available! icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 10, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    Holding hands can really be awesome and a great connection with a guy.

    I would hope I would be comfortable doing it whenever it might come up. Part of it is my mindset and whats going.
    Definitely a good thing!

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  • BillandChuck

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    Oct 10, 2013 12:35 PM GMT
    We hold hands all the time. Probably grosses out the younger guys with two old-timers showing affection! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 10, 2013 12:48 PM GMT
    We're a couple in love, like other couples in love, we hold hands, sometimes we kiss and sometimes we make out, because that's just what people in love do. No one seems to care, at least we don't and no one has the balls to say anything, so it's all good.
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    Oct 10, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Funny story. One of my best friends (straight guy) held my hand while we were walking through a crowd at baseball game. It felt oddly comfortable. I have never been a PDA fan but there is a difference between simple simple gestures like holding hands or a smooch and making a porn in front of people.

    I guess I would just caution to be aware of your surroundings, obviously, and keep an eye out for idiots. But congrats on the relationship. Go for it!
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    Oct 11, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    Only if I felt safe and comterable. I don't hold back in bed though.icon_lol.gif