On a night out a few weeks ago, some friends and I walked past a couple who was kissing in an alley. I didn't actually see them kiss, but every time he ran his fingers through the ends of her hair or she scooted closer to him and laid her head on his shoulder, I could practically see sparks fly. But does PDA sometimes disguise how unhappy someone is in a relationship?
Cheek kisses suggest intimacy, but between two people who used to swap spit, it is the equivalent of sticking out your hand for a handshake when someone is going in for a hug.The reason, she explains, women give off this impression may be because they are more vocal about this need. Sometimes the person who is more affectionate or insecure needs it more, and that goes across the board for men and women." While Edwards acknowledges that "generally, guys need [PDA] more at the beginning of the relationship and women need it more through the duration of the relationship," relationship roles trump gender roles.Courtship involves someone who acts as the pursuer and another as the pursued.That is, as long as that kiss doesn't become a prolonged makeout on the subway and that hand-holding isn't in the middle of the sidewalk, when I and the rest of New York City have somewhere to be.OK, to be truthful, I sometimes even think it's sweet when people get so swept up in the moment, they forget themselves a bit.This is yet another reminder that you should never compare your relationship with someone else's.