Kissing A quick kiss to say hello or goodbye will rarely raise eyebrows.Anything more is likely to make onlookers uncomfortable.Officials launched the Consideration is Key campaign this week after polling passengers on their pet peeves: "Our controllers are well trained to recognize what disturbs other passengers," a transit spokesperson told the Austrian Times.But what about the same-sex public display of affection?It’s comfortable and socially-acceptable – even families and friends can adopt this pose without raising eyebrows.
If you feel you need to show off your relationship status in public, it could signal that you’re insecure about it and overcompensating. Whether you’re consciously doing it or not, you’re projecting an idealised image of your relationship.
Subtle touching Couples exchange subtle touches to signify a range of things, from flirtation to comfort.
It’s a more constrained display of affection that shoes you’re comfortable with one another but don’t have anything to prove.
While you’re wrapped up in the romance of it all, witnesses to your public displays of affection could feel anything from horror and disgust to delight! Hand holding may be fine, but you probably wouldn’t indulge in heavy petting! Are you taking a romantic stroll on the banks of a river with almost no-one around?
Or are you crammed into a corner on a packed rush-hour tube? People who object to PDAs often wonder why couples do it. Why do they feel the need to involve everyone rather than be affectionate behind closed doors?
It's not meant to be political, but it could be perceived as such," Petrow says, adding that many same-sex couples still feel anxious about this simple act.