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To think 'loved up' couples should consider single people like myself and stop canoodling in public every summer?

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NoGlassSlipper Thu 06-Aug-09 19:11:36

It's like as soon as the weather gets warm, everyone starts acting like it's mating season. I am fed up of seeing couples so eager to get at it they can't keep their hands to themselves. Fed up of walking down the highstreet and having to walk around couples kissig, or walking at 'mate pace' - really slowly holding and caressing hands.

The bus stop is always full of them every summer - it's like "look the bus is coming, grab my bum quick"

Parks are full of them rolling around on the grass under trees. It's a real picnic spoiler even without DC's.

Saw a couple walking at mate pace yesterday in the park. I had to hold back the urge to barge abruptly between their clasped-for-life hands.

They have no consideration for those who are single and partnerless or heartbroken.

I'm single and want the right not be confronted by hand and bum squeezing, lipsucking couples in heat.

I am not jealous. Just reasonably annoyed.

OrmIrian Thu 06-Aug-09 19:14:28

Try being in a couple and struggling to remember how it felt to be like that with your partner hmm. Envy, confusion and guilt!


harleyd Thu 06-Aug-09 19:15:54

ah, get over it, let them have their day
not be long before they are all lonesome and bitter at the bus stop too...

ChasingSquirrels Thu 06-Aug-09 19:21:10

don't go out then.
life goes on.

Tamarto Thu 06-Aug-09 19:23:20

Sorry but, 'not jealous' HA!

jemart Thu 06-Aug-09 19:26:03

Oh, get over yourself. YABU.

famishedass Thu 06-Aug-09 19:30:57

ha ha I hate it too and I'm not even single.

public displays of affection should be punishable by placing said people in the stocks.

troutpout Thu 06-Aug-09 19:33:01

grin @ harlyd

famishedass Thu 06-Aug-09 19:33:05

On the other hand

where I live, come summer the place is full of drunk arseholes standing outside the pub smoking and making absolutely hilarious remarks such as "get those knees up love" every time I go for a jog

so maybe snogging couples would be preferable.

pjmama Thu 06-Aug-09 19:36:03

Console yourself with the sad fact that in most of those cases, it probably won't last! (I'm such a miserable cynic...)

Failing that, a bucket of cold water should sort 'em out. wink

laloue Thu 06-Aug-09 19:50:04

I don't mind gentle showing of affection, until he starts twiddling the back of her thong over the waist of her (low slung) jeans.In the queue @ Sainsbo's. Bleeeee.

NoGlassSlipper Thu 06-Aug-09 19:58:15

Great suggestions famishedass and Pjmama.

I have nothing against summer love. Just feel that people should consider that they don't have to publically show that they wantto get off to the whole world. Especially when there are partnerless people at the bus stop, or train station or hospital waiting room standing right next to their entangled necks.

Bum groping in public is just plain insensitive. Just wrong. Kissing in the middle of the high street doesn't help the economy either as it prevents flow of people traffic and shops get passed over.

I do not need to get over myself. They do.

Longtalljosie Thu 06-Aug-09 20:11:48

"Kissing in the middle of the high street doesn't help the economy either "

You're right. Tell Alistair Darling. Maybe he can sort something out, for all our sakes... grin

Tamarto Thu 06-Aug-09 20:14:13

This is AIBU if you know you are not why post? hmm

snala Thu 06-Aug-09 20:31:25

YABU !!!!!

lovechoc Thu 06-Aug-09 20:31:44

OP, I can see where you are coming from. I'm happily married but think there's a time and place for that sort of behaviour. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to canoodle in front of friends (single or not) when out and about. It makes others feel embarrassed and sometimes uncomfortable.


OrmIrian Thu 06-Aug-09 20:32:44

Erm.... was this serious? I took it as a joke.

harleyd Thu 06-Aug-09 21:08:40

really orm? i took it that she was jealous bitter serious


Morloth Thu 06-Aug-09 21:12:52

If it makes you feel better, we do it all year round.

frankbestfriend Thu 06-Aug-09 21:13:14

I took it as a joke too, Orm, so in that spirit I say YANBU.
I am neither single or heart broken, but public displays of affection do make me envy
I am always trying to persuade dh to kiss me in public, but he is having none of it, sadly.

SerendipitousHarlot Thu 06-Aug-09 21:13:26

Oh come on, she's clearly joking grin

I myself hate looking at it. Because it makes my mind go back to the halcyon days of yore wink

BigGobMum Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:29

I think sometimes some couples can go too far. We once had to stand in a queue (containing many families/children) outside the Jorvik centre and there was a couple in the queue groping and practically eating each other. Completrely inappropriate behaviour. Wish I'd had a bucket of water!

NoGlassSlipper Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:55

laloue you should have complained to manager of sainsburys! It's enough to put you off Jamie Olivers meal specials. Thong-string-handling? At the queque????

NoGlassSlipper Thu 06-Aug-09 21:28:53

Morloth......disgusted, needless to say.

LovelyTinOfSpam Thu 06-Aug-09 21:37:50

I like to hold hands with DH. But will hold yours on the other side glassslipper if you like, and we can all skip and have a nice time.

Perk up eh, it has been pissing down tonight, all of the thoughtless canoodlers will be hiding under shop awnings and doing extra canoodling in a super-sickening manner. peering out and then kissing and all that. At least the sun puts paid to that sort of nonsense.

And then winter every pub you go in has loads of them gazing dreamily over drinks near an open fire.

So think yourself lucky it's summer!

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