Please don’t PDA

Story by Meghan Harris, staff writer

Public Display of Affection. We’ve all witnessed it and many people have done it, but that doesn’t make it acceptable. I think that everyone has been around a couple that made them extremely uncomfortable somewhere in their lifetime.

PDA makes me extremely uncomfortable. It doesn’t really bother me to see people holding hands, giving a peck on the cheek, a hug or even a small kiss. What does bother me is when people go straight to making out in public.

These types of things are intimate, and they should be kept that way. No one wants to witness you and your special someone be all over each other. I realize that not accepting PDA can be considered old fashioned or even prudish by some standards, but I don’t see anything wrong with keeping a relationship clean in public.

It’s annoying when I’m trying to get to my classes, and there is a couple saying their ‘goodbyes’ before class starts. I completely understand how much it sucks when you have to part with your significant other, but your teachers and classmates don’t need or want to witness your extreme love and affection for one another. If you’re participating anything like this, then your teachers and classmates probably don’t think the best of you after seeing how publicly involved you are with things of that behavior.

I don’t really understand why people do these things in the first place. I would be so embarrassed to make out in the school hallway. People don’t look at two people sucking each others’ faces and think “aw that’s adorable”. Instead, they think “ew get a room,” or “if I have to see this one more time I’m going to vomit everywhere,” instead.

In life there are do’s and there are don’t’s. PDA is definitely falls under the category of don’t. So unless you love having everyone look at you in disgust, avoid displaying your amount of affection at all costs. Witnessing PDA is extremely uncomfortable and I know that I wouldn’t be able to live with myself knowing that people might think that about me if I did it as much as other people in relationships do.