Flirting 7 best ways to practice public display of affection

How to keep your playful, sweet part of your relationship alive without going overboard.

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Public display of affection

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Simply defined, public displays of affection are acts of physical intimacy in the view of others.

That definition by Wikipedia basically explains the idea of putting almost every phase and activity in your relationship in people's faces.

Public displays of affection became a lot more rampant with the rise of all the social media platforms we use now.

But how does one go about this both in real life situations and online without overdoing it and making it become awkward?

The steps below should be very helpful.

play Kanye West never passes up the opporunity to engage in PDA (Yahoo)


1. Kissing is the easiest, sweetest way to do PDA. If you don't mind doing it in public, fine. Just keep the tonguing at the most minimal.

If you want to share it on social media, once in a while is the best way to go about it.

You can post as many cheek kisses as possible though.

2. If the people around you are starting to get uncomfortable about it, it might be time to stop.

3. Make it look good. Because anything worth doing at all should be done very well.

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4. Watch out for the people around. You don't want to try PDA's around those elderly men and women. Don't do it.

5. Watch the words you use if you are writing on social media.

play Barack and Michelle Obama PDA (HerCampus)

Don't give out too much information that might haunt you if that love somehow hits the rock. The Internet never forgets.

6. It's PDA, not outdoor porn!

Always try to avoid heavy petting, or dipping your hands in your partner's most intimate parts. Leave out that part till you are behind closed doors.

7. Public display of affection is exciting, but it can also project your image in wrong light. So, you better watch out for your reputation.

Do you believe or engage in PDA?»

  • 50,9% Yes.
  • 49,1% No.
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