Do you show affection when you are in public with your partner?

  • immortality

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    Jul 19, 2013 10:21 AM GMT
    Holding hands, hugs, simple kisses. Do you show affection when you are in public with your partner?
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
    Often. We're madly in love.
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    Yes. Basically when in the same public settings in which straight couples show their affection. No more and no less, the same PDA rules apply. As my profile pic demonstrates, taken at a public photo opportunity spot, while waiting straight couples looked on.

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  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 19, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Yes, more and more. Sure, we're respectful of others and don't act inappropriately but we're also not afraid to touch or kiss goodbye, to hold hands, to have our arms around each other. No more or less than straights have always done.
  • DrobUA

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    Jul 19, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    Absolutely
  • nubScotty

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    Jul 19, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    Absolutely, and its actually pretty new to me. Used to be terrified of any form of PDA, now I don't give it a second thought and life is much easier, and I'm much happier.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidYes, more and more. Sure, we're respectful of others and don't act inappropriately but we're also not afraid to touch or kiss goodbye, to hold hands, to have our arms around each other. No more or less than straights have always done.


    This. There's no need to be ashamed of who you are, beat around the bush, or be afraid to let the person you are with know that you care about him.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    When my ex and i were together we showed affection all the time
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    Yes, we show affection in public. We abide by the same PDA expectations that we hold for everyone else. No, we don't stand and make out in the coffee aisle at the grocery store, but only because it's distasteful. We put our arms around each other, hold hands, nudge affectionately, etc.
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    Umm, I would, yes
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Yep.
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    I won't be liked for this (not that I'm liked anyway lol) but I really am not a fan of pda at all.
    I'm not just saying for me or for like gay couples only, just all couples in general.
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    Hell yea! When the mood strikes to grab my boys hand, I'm gonna grab it!
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    Yep of course, I don't care who see it! It's cute and sweet actually.
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    Jul 19, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    Yes, yes, and yes! PDA doesn't bother me as long as it's not excessive. Gays shouldn't have to limit their shows of affection anymore than straights.

    If you don't wanna see dudes kissing/holding hands, then don't look!
  • CJWhite

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    Jul 19, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    Well I'm single, but if I was in Birmingham then I would as it's a city and people are more tolerant. But if I was in my hometown (Hastings) in the south then I might not as people are a little more 'conservative'.
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    Jul 20, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    I want to but , its well known whats happens afterwards

    i so badly want to but..... x-x
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    Jul 20, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    I'm not really big into PDA, but I'll nudge my shoulder into a guy I'm on a date with, and if the mood strikes, I have been known to pull him into a more private corner and kiss him, if I am sure he is also comfortable with that. It's more exciting / interesting when it is rare.
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    Jul 20, 2013 6:04 AM GMT
    CJWhite saidWell I'm single, but if I was in Birmingham then I would as it's a city and people are more tolerant. But if I was in my hometown (Hastings) in the south then I might not as people are a little more 'conservative'.



    haha

    that's not a very good reason, the most people in hastings would do is abuse u , but in iraq the least people would do is burn one down alive or Chop heads off


    ur still lucky buddy
  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 20, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    I think it's pretty tacky.
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    Jul 20, 2013 8:06 AM GMT
    I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it isn't too inappropriate.
  • DogBoi22

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    Jul 20, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    I think this gets tricky depending on the partner. When I was in my last LTR, I would always kiss my partner in public or hold his hand. However he didn't like doing it as often because, as he puts it, gay isn't the first thing people see of him, he'd rather build a rapport with them first and then drop it on them so thy can process "oh, okay, this guy likes guys, but it doesn't change who he is." Where as I always thought of it as l, yes I'm gay and that doesn't define me but its part of my identity so if you don't like it, that's your loss.
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    Jul 20, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    immortality saidHolding hands, hugs, simple kisses. Do you show affection when you are in public with your partner?


    yes!
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    Jul 20, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    Yes but not to the point where it is obnoxious. Gay or straight, obnoxious PDA is never appreciated. But I do show affection to someone I love in public. I think it helps people realize that being gay isn't weird, strange, or gross, but rather that a loving relationship between two people is a beautiful thing.
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    Jul 20, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    We do some of it / but we gauge the amount by our surroundings. In and around San Francisco, we're right at home with it, but at business functions we dial it way down.