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12 Dos And Don'ts Of PDA All Couples Need To Hear

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1. Addressing each other:

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Do: Refer to your significant other by their nickname, occasionally.

Don’t: Speak in a baby voice. You're not a baby.

2. Kissing: / Via

Do: Make it a peck or a sweet kiss.

Don't: Make out. We didn't ask for that.

3. Getting around:

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Do: Hold hands on your walk, drive, flight, or during your commute.

Don’t: Just stand around gazing at each other while other people are trying to go about their business.

4. Touching: / Via

Do: Feel comfortable with light contact. A hand on the lower back is fine.

Don’t: Put your hand in your partner's back pocket. Come on.

5. Cuddling:

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Do: Cuddle during a picnic or on the grass at the park.

Don't: Get down and dirty under the picnic blanket. No, no.

6. Getting groceries:

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Do: Make puns in line. Saying “olive juice” while holding a jar of olives is 👌.

Don't: Pour olive juice all over each other. Don't grope. Things like this are not 👌.

7. Around family:

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Do: Be sweet and thoughtful.

Don't: Make inappropriate jokes at the dinner table.

8. Social media:


Do: Post a cutesy pic every now and then. Give the people what they want.

Don't: Have every. single. photo be a kissy pic with a grand declaration of love. The people — they do not want that.

9. Dining out:

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Do: Hold hands across the table at a restaurant.

Don't: Swap food between your mouths. Please.

10. At the bar:


Do: Give each other cute, loving looks from across the bar while one of you is ordering. It's adorable.

Don't: Cop a feel at the bar. Tsk tsk.

11. With friends: / Via

Do: Be open and warm, and include other people in your conversations.

Don't: Riddle those conversations with so many inside jokes that no one has any idea what you could possibly be talking about.

12. Concerts:

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Do: Have a great time dancing and singing with each other.

Don't: Dance so close it's like you're back in middle school. You're an adult!

Got your PDA etiquette straight? GODIVA wants you to share how you're surprising your loved ones with the hashtag #LoveGODIVA.