Public displays of affection

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    May 19, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    We're on holiday at WDW in Florida at the moment, and have noticed a lot of male couples around the place - more so than the last few vacations we've spent here - and they're definitely not shy of showing a bit of public affection. Not kissing, but sat very closely, arms round each other and being touchy-feely.

    Is this common/usual in America (or is it a Disney thing? icon_biggrin.gif) It's surprised us, being from the more reserved UK.
  • EJ994

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    May 19, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    Well I've only lived in Florida, Colorado, GA, TN and D.C. so I can't speak for all of the U.S. but I don't think so. Well at least not PDA between gay/lesbian couples.
  • Tombo

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    May 19, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    Well I have made out with a guy in front of a busy train station in greater london, also I have seen gay/lesbian couples holding hands and stuff and one of my friends saw a lesbian couple making out outside the library.

    I think it can be liberating. One time I was with one guy who freaked out even holding my hand when we walked near people, I shouldn't have brought him home that night hahaha
  • calibro

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    May 19, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    people who do pda should be decapitated with basketballs
  • jeepguySD

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    May 19, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    No, this is not the norm in the US. As public attitudes change about same-sex relationships I'm sure that seeing public displays of affection will become more common.
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    May 19, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    I'm pretty open with affection when I feel safe. i.e. in liberal parts of cities - London and Bristol, where I live, esp. Never really feel threatened in any night spots I go to - usually non-gay gig venues. Also not shy to display reserved levels of affection in pubs and restaurants. I've snogged a guy in a city-centre street once after a date

    Never suffered any hassle.
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    May 19, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    calibro saidpeople who do pda should be decapitated with basketballs


    Finally I have an excuse to post this:

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    May 19, 2013 11:12 PM GMT
    Ohno said
    calibro saidpeople who do pda should be decapitated with basketballs


    Finally I have an excuse to post this:




    Haha daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn
  • rnch

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    May 20, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Here in the gayest gayborhoods (Marigny-Bywater) of one of the best gay-friendly cities of America (New Orleans); guys holding hands or kissing is No Big Deal.
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    May 20, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    Hopefully we'll see more here in the U.S. I see quite a few here on the north side of Chicago and hope one day I'll be able to do it with a special guy.
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    May 20, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    Public affection between any two people makes me nuts.
    I've seen it at the gym a few times (guys and gals kissing) and that was the worst.
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    May 20, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    I guess it depends on where you go. Here in southern USA I never see it happen, obviously. In, say, California you see it a lot more. I like seeing it personally, power to ya if you do it.
  • rnch

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    May 20, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidPublic affection between any two people makes me nuts.
    I've seen it at the gym a few times (guys and gals kissing) and that was the worst.




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  • jeffeichorn

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    May 20, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Times are changing. My bf and I will sit closely at restaurants (same side of the table/booth), will hold hands in most places and will kiss if meeting or leaving each other's company. Never had a problem anywhere...in fact usually get a positive comment. Of course, we do it because it's natural and comfortable and genuine...not to make a statement or for any "shock value". It's how the world should work, IMHO. Cheers.
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    May 21, 2013 9:42 AM GMT
    I dislike most forms of display of public affection; I think anything after brief hugging is where I draw the line. I don't care if its gay or straight, there's some things that you just shouldn't do with other people around.
  • cavecanem10

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    May 22, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    It really depends where you are I think. I mean there have been those recent aggressions out in NYC, which is known for being a mecca, but has faced some recent tragedy.

    In Wisconsin, it's a mix between the liberals and the traditional. I've been out at a diner with my bf, and we we were sitting across from each other and not outwardly doing any PDA, but the waitress came back with the check and said, "You two are cute". Could've been flattery for a tip, but we were thinking it was a ballsy call!
  • TheBigB79

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    May 22, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    I've always been ok with hand-holding, or a quick kiss in public.
  • Joeyphx444

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    May 22, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    The most I'd do is a hug

    Don't understand the hand holding thing at all? It usually ends up with one person dragging the other person along lol, or so it looks like

    It's also very high school to me
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    May 26, 2013 8:41 AM GMT
    It got worse - two late teen/early 20s guys MAKING OUT on the back seat of a WDW motor coach :-O

    It's not the fact that it was two guys, but there's no need to see tongue action on public. On a bus!!

    A Disney bus of all places!