Compared to America, the French are very pro-PDA. Nobody thinks twice if a couple is canoodling on the metro, or exchanges a quick kiss on the lips for a greeting.
I am a supporter of PDA. I like to partake in cuddling and even small kisses in front of friends or strangers on the street.
That said, I was forced to observe a little bit too much PDA the other day on the metro. This was one of those metro rides where the car is packed and you are sort of stuck looking in a certain direction.
I had a couple right in front of me, and it started out all right. They were holding hands, putting their arms around each other, all in all pretty tame.
Until, with horror, I saw this young man lean forward towards his girlfriend’s face, mouth open, going for a kiss, tongue first.
Then both tongues were out, touching, right in front of my face.
And I thought to myself, “man, the French are a little too okay with PDA.”