Psst, do you smooch in public?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Well, here is rather personal question but I simply must ask: do you smooch in public? Here is the thing, Balazs and I went for a movie last night with a few friends. After the movie we had an interesting conversation: being affectionate in public. I'm not much of a touchy-feely type but I adore an occasional smooch.  For some reason, I just simply like to keep those things more private I guess.

In essence my conclusion was that with years all our couple-friends became less and less affectionate in public but still affectionate in private (at least most of them). But the thing that really stuck with me was what my best friend said. She said that nowadays she finds her husband’s little glimpses across the table or room the most special and romantic because it’s their little time together without people noticing. I love that!

So, lovelies, how about you? Do you like smooching in public or are you a bit shy about it? Did that change over the years? How does your partner, husband, boyfriend feel about it all? Are you both on the same page? (As previously, if you don’t feel comfortable talking about it, you can always leave your comment anonymously)

P.S: Aww..goodbye kisses, Pennsylvania Station c.1944.
P.P.S: Also, baby and age part 1 and part two.

(Photos via That Kind of Woman)

32 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I don't do things in public which are meant to be done in private. Public space is open for all, hence public. Public space is always social. If everyone started kissing in public spaces there would be no human social contact.

Sara Szatmary said...

It sounds silly, but in a big crowd where we know no one, Stephen and I are obnoxiously kissing and cuddling; however, when we're at a friend's house for a party we're pretty PG. I guess it's just the idea of being anonymous in public.

Stephanie said...

I have no problem with kissing in public as long as it's just A kiss, as opposed to making out. :-P

Anonymous said...

To be honest, my husband and I never have been the affecionate type. We always kept our emotions to ourselves but always showed them in our private time. What your friend said made my heart swoon because little looks from my husband rock my world too. Great topic, girl. xo

Vintage Market Place said...

we aren't talking making out but just a simple kiss, Yes!
We hold hands, give a sweet kiss, hug and walk with head on shoulder.
Why not, we LOVE each other and its normal.
If I would wait to kiss him when we got home it would be a snub, like I was embarrassed of our love.
Amy
oh and we have been together 12 years

Tish said...

Pecks but never full out slobber fests lol

Liesl said...

What a fun post and cute pictures too! A quick, sweet kiss at times, yes, but full on smooches...not that I recall! :)

Liesl :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I kiss everywhere! and my kids hate it...

I don't, however, have make out sessions with my hubby in public but I do show my affection by kissing or touching my love.

Dancing Branflake said...

My husband and I are way kissy in public and in private. I mean, we'd never make out in public but we definitely do kiss and hug and cuddle like their's no one watching. We've had a lot of discussion about the appropriateness of our public loving but in all honesty we tend to not care. We've been married almost eight years and still act like newlyweds. I think that's fun.

Anonymous said...

I as you like a romantic kiss from time to time but I feel very conscious while being in public. I love my boyfriend dearly, I just dont feel the need to show it to the whole world.

amy b.s. said...

i too am not that touchy feely especially in public, but every now and then, it's good to have one of those moments.

Alexa said...

We don't...haha. Little kisses here and there but not full on smooches!

C... said...

I don't mind public affection. I don't go out of my way to avoid it either. I think that within reason public affection is normal and healthy.

Dominique said...

Absolutely, yes! Even at church! The world needs to know that passtor's enjoy a little passion, too! We especially love to make our kids do that "Ewww" face!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

hey sweetie, Hope you are having a great year so far. Absolutely love to smooch in public.

Lisa x

Jessi said...

I am a keep it at home type :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Sara, that is so interesting. I totally get what you mean. There is something awesome about being anonymous in public.

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah..Bella, my friend, Liz has a 7 year old boy and he hates when his parents kiss or hug in front of him (but honestly, I think that he kind of enjoyed that they are still so in love)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so adorable, Tiffany!

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, glad you like it and Amy, you guys sound like such a sweethearts. I love that!

Anonymous said...

This is such an interesting theme. I am very touchy-feely with my partner but only when we are around people who we feel comfortable with or when we are alone. I love holding hands and hugging in public but I wouldn't start french-kissing in a middle of a sidewalk. The photos you posted are incredibly spot on. xo

Fleur De Moi said...

I mos def kiss my boyfriend in public but not hardcore making out. I love seeing couples my parents age sneaking kisses in public the most.

Natalie said...

i've never felt comfortable with more than a quick kiss in public, and i feel uncomfortable watching other people makeout in public.... but seeing couples be affectionate in other ways like holding hands, quick pecks on the cheek and holding doors for eachother is super sweet!

Mrs. Parker said...

I definitely think the occasional small smooch in public is OK! I am not however a fan of the big ol' kisses that should be private!

Kirsty Girl said...

Just being together shopping or something I'm good with... not so much around friends though! Totally agree with your friend too.

Eliza Jane said...

I am totally fine with public kissing, as long as it's just that; a kiss, and not a full on make out session!

SmartBear said...

I will admit...the older I get, the more I like to make out (just a little!) wherever we may be. After 17 years together and almost 10 years married...any chance we get out alone in public, the sparks start flying! LOL!
Best,
Tina

little t said...

I am usually quite affectionate in public, but it depends on the person you are with too I guess.

That is so sweet what your friend said!

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..that is so awesome, Tina:) Congrats on 17 years together!

Diana Mieczan said...

Natalie, I totally agree that holding doors for eachother is super romantic.

Emily said...

I'm always up for a good smooch in public but not more than a peck, although if you have a drink or two you tend to forget there are people around.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love to hold hands or be linked arm in arm with my boyfriend when we walk down the street. It just feels right. I also like catching a smooch here and there, but I don't do it to draw attention.
Honestly, when we are out with others, I like to wink at him from time to time for our special private moments in public.

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