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Too Much PDA?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

PDA by Luna McCarthy

Public Displays of Affection. That is some of what you will see in Parque Central. Of course there are the lovely little old people, sitting on the stone benches, holding hands and talking of their grandchildren. There are also the families that walk leisurely through the park, children and dogs in tow. But then there is also “young love”; the kind of love that means (and sometimes says), “I can’t live without you and having to say goodbye to you means that I will die without you (until we see each other after classes tomorrow)”. The kind of passion that leads a couple to kiss longingly and hold each other tenderly, stroking each other’s hair and nibbling at each other’s necks, even if they happen to be in a very public place.

Latino culture is a very romantic, affectionate and “touching” culture. But how much “PDA” is appropriate and how much should be reserved for private? What do you think??