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PDA; How Much Is Too Much?

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il_570xN.384526392_ts85We all see it, we all notice it, and some may be a part of this horrible epidemic. It’s PDA or, “public display of affection”. Whether it is giving a simple hug goodbye, a kiss on the cheek, or any other form of romantic action; it’s qualified as PDA. Now if you are the witnessing it take place, or if you are the one doing it, one thing is for sure; it shouldn’t be taking place in school. This is inappropriate, especially around your classmates, peers and teachers. If you don’t know when PDA is taken too far, here are the top five rules to show you when PDA goes too far.

  1. Location, Location, Location:

It wouldn’t be called Public Display of Affection if it didn’t mean that public places were off limits. Now what exactly does public mean? The Dictionary defines Public as , “of or concerning the people as a whole.” If couples choose to make out (breaking rule number five), in a public place, it is rude, and inappropriate. The same goes for school; this is probably one of the worst places to conduct PDA because one, other students are around, two- at least one person will notice, and three, teachers are everywhere. What are you thinking? They don’t want to see that, no matter what “that” is.

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  1. Would it make you uncomfortable?

It’s obvious that watching PDA take place is extremely uncomfortable, and creepy. So if you are one who contributes to PDA, put yourself in others’ shoes. Would you be comfortable watching someone else doing what you are doing? Remember to take into consideration where, what and how others might feel or get offended.

  1. What would your mother say or think?

The one question you should ask yourself to decide right from wrong: what would your mother think? This is for everyone, not just the partakers of PDA. Ask yourself before completing an affectionate action: If your family was watching, would you be okay doing this? What would they do? Take a moment think about it, it’s a very serious question.

  1. Five Second Rule-  Maximum

Believe it or not, there is a difference between making out, and kissing. This can be determined by the five second rule. It’s quite simple, if the act of PDA takes more than five seconds, then you should probably take it somewhere more private. On the other hand if it takes less than five seconds, then it’s somewhat acceptable. By using the five second rule, you can avoid all things gross and disturbing for yourself, and the poor onlookers around you.

  1. Avert your eyes

Some people are inconsiderate, and they obviously do not respect the rules. This brings us to rule number five: avert your eyes. There is nothing you can do. Yes, it can be very distracting and very uncomfortable. You are not alone. PDA is everywhere and it’s up to you, to make a difference.

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