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Confession: I Don’t Wanna Hold Your Hand

Yesterday, I came across an article on Elite Daily titled “8 Scientific And Romantic Reasons Why We Love Holding Hands.

“Ew. Gross. Blech,” I said to myself. It occurred to me that this was probably not the reaction other people had upon seeing this article. Probably other people who are not terrible curmudgeons said to themselves, “Oh! How lovely and romantical! Yay hand holding!” and then promptly shared the article on their Facebook pages.

I do not like to hold hands. Arm linking is fine, particularly if it is keeping me from falling down after a night out, but holding hands drives me right up the wall. I can do it for maybe a minute, and only if I am sitting down and not talking. Keep reading »

The Don’ts Of PDA

Several times over the past couple weeks, I’ve ridden the subway with a couple that kisses very loudly while they ride the train to work. I’ve had to stand next to them, inches away, while they “smack,” “smack,” “smack”-ed each other’s lips over and over again. They must have kissed 15 times in the time the train traveled one stop. This morning, I just about had it. I was so close to telling the kissing couple they were being inconsiderate and making others uncomfortable — I can even hear the sound of them kissing when I’m listening to my iPod. I held back, though I’m not sure I can much longer. From now on, I will be getting into a different car if I see them hopping on the subway with me. After the jump, what’s not allowed when it comes to PDA. Keep reading »

Slideshow: Political PDA!

With all the hullabaloo over Barack and Michelle Obama’s much watched fist-bump on Tuesday, we started thinking about how it compared to other political public displays of affection. Who could forget the never-ending kiss at the Democratic National Convention between Al and Tipper Gore? Some people are still holding back their lunch. Republican Presidential nominee John McCain has a PDA pattern of his own — at every rally he make sure to thank wife, Cindy, then gives her a polite kiss on the cheek. For others, as well as another photo of that fist-bump (we couldn’t resist), click after the jump… Keep reading »

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