Public display of affection which I’m going to refer to as PDA throughout this write up are acts of physical intimacy in the view of others according to wikipedia. Acts such as kissing, holding hands, hugs, amongst others (it could be worse .e.g. heavy petting). People practice PDA for a lot of reasons ranging from making other people jealous of their love life to showing off to mention a few. In my own experience (not directly though), most people who engage in them are usually not as happy as the ones who do not. Ironically, people mistaken public display of affection for true love and sometimes even wish to have that kind of thing going for them without considering how it could be for the couple behind closed doors. This is why I personally do not believe a relationship is based on true love just because I see a couple acting all lovey-dovey in public. Yes, they could even act porn together, doesn’t make a difference if they’re not still “in love”.
Some people might barely look at their partners enough to notice how good-looking they are or if they changed their hair or if the outfit they have on is nice but when they’re out there in front of the whole world, they create the perfect picture. They make you feel so awwwwwwwww-ed, you secretly wish you could get something like that (if you’re single) or that your partner could do all that with you in public (if you’re in a relationship) not knowing that you might even have a better thing going than they do. This doesn’t mean that people who engage in PDA are not truly happy in their relationship but the percentage of those who are not are higher than that of those who really are, in my own opinion though.
This is because often times, people automatically try to show everyone around them that their life is perfect hence unnecessary show off. Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t care about what you do with your life or love life. Even the ones that care just want to be sure that you’re truly happy with the relationship you’re in. So who are you showing off for? Oh, to make others jealous I remember but some people find it rather irritating than romantic. But then people are different, one man’s meat…you know the rest. I personally do not see anything wrong with hugging and holding hands with your partner in public but kissing and the likes in public isn’t something I consider “awww-ing”. A lot of people consider it romantic and that’s why they engage in it but being romantic isn’t always about “touch” is it?
I vividly remember seeing a guy fondling with a lady in public, the lady who seemed to be his girlfriend was at a bus station waiting to catch the bus, while the guy was standing and fondling her. She was giggling and I thought it was strange until I saw more and more of that happen to other people. The lady and guy in question walked together to the bus station where she proceeded to take a bus which most likely means that they were coming from the same place where they probably already had a session of romance but it didn’t seem to be enough as he had to give her boobs one final touch, he was going to miss them.
They might have not done that for show off or to make anyone jealous, maybe they couldn’t just get their hands off each other. Of course some people can’t get their hands off each other wherever they are but that’s where self-control comes in as there are one million and one other things you can engage with your partner asides anything sexual. That’s another subject for discussion, definitely not today’s. All I’ve mentioned is only my opinion. Do you have a contrary opinion? Let us know by dropping your comments.