Do you still hold hands. Do you still put arms around each other when walking?

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Do you still hold hands. Do you still put arms around each other when walking?

Bignuf Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking side by side, or not even next to each other...kind of a few feet apart,but obviously still a couple.

We are in our early 50's, but still hold hands when walking in public...sometimes.
We know it is FAR less then when we were younger.

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07/29/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
We don't hold hands that much, we never have really, he is much taller than me and when we walk and hold hands it feels like he is leading me around. However, we do hug, kiss, touch or have our hands on each other a lot. If we're near each other we are usually touching in some way, unless we are corralling our kids and both hands are full
07/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
Yes, we do. We're attached at the hip, I swear!
07/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Because of our height difference, walking with the arm around the waist actually works. We hold hands a lot too.
07/29/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
We are both about to turn 50, and have been together for 24 years. We still hold hands and put our arms around each other regularly.
07/29/2011
Maeby Maeby
My husband and I are in our late 20's and have been together around 7 years. We do hold hands often, but we don't often walk with our arms around each other (there's a pretty big height difference, so it's awkward to maintain that position while walking).
07/29/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
My husband and I hold hands everywhere we go. He is in his 40's and I am nearly there. We have been married 18 years and have always held hands for as long as I can remember.

We hold hands in the movies, while we wait for our dinner across the table, everywhere.
07/29/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
We still hold hands and are very affectionate with each other. I have noticed older couples though that don't do that anymore. I enjoy it though.
07/29/2011
Beck Beck
Yes just depends on the day, sometimes we are more touchy with each other than others.
07/29/2011
meitman meitman
We do if we're out by ourselves but that doesn't happen very often. Usually we are wrestling with kids when we're out. I probably should make a little more effort even if the kids are around but usually if I try to hug or kiss her there will be a kid or two squeezing themselves between us. Frustrating at times but I wouldn't trade em for the world!
07/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We do ALL the time! My Man is in his early 50s, I'm a bit younger than he. We're in that group of whom you don't see touching each other.

We are a very "touchy" couple. We usually try to take a walk together at least 4 or 5 times a week. Most of the walk is us holding hands. He won't go to the mall, but when we are out anywhere together, from going out to dinner (a rarity lately) going to Menards to grocery shopping, we are often touching each other, giving light kisses (we aren't getting down in the grocery store!) and holding hands. Like AngelvMaynard, we have a large height difference (he's about 6 ft., 2 inch and I'm barely 5 ft. tall) but we still hold hands all the time. The height difference doesn't bother me, although sometimes its hard to keep up with him, because his legs are long.

Weird, as I never saw my husband's parents ever touch each other. They also had separate bedrooms. I could never figure out their relationship. My Man told me he would get really upset when he was a kid, because they would have screaming fights about sex (his dad wanted it, the mother didn't.) He said it was a horrible thing to have to listen to, even as a young adult, not to mention as a kid.

I wonder if couples who have more sex touch each other more. I think that would be true for most couples.
07/29/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We hold hands, we walk arm-in-arm, we smooch. We consider it our job to embarrass the children. In the long run they'll benefit from knowing that love and intimacy are not teenage pursuits - but life-long values.
07/29/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
My girlfriend and I still hold hands and still walk with our arms around each other.
07/29/2011
beachluv51800 beachluv51800
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
if our child is not with us on an outing, we usually hold hands. Having her in the cart, car seat, getting in and out of strollers, etc. kinda distracts the once intimate little details of hand holding or him putting an arm around you. But we will do it when it is just the two of us.
07/29/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
We do but I get the struggle to stay affectionate with a bunch of kids to corral.
07/29/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Yeah, when we aren't pushing the stroller or walking the dogs, etc, we hold hands quite a bit.
07/29/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
My husband and I hold hands all the time when we're out and about. It's just another way to feel closer to each other.
07/29/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
we don't hold hands very often b/c my bf doesn't like any type of pda. he says he doesn't like how he feels like it makes other single ppl feel bad. i think he feels this way after we broke up for a yr a couple yrs back. that & b/c of his very needy & desperate room mate.
07/31/2011
slynch slynch
we still hold hands. we've been together 11 years. (we are in our early 40s)
08/01/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
We hold hands, we walk arm-in-arm, we smooch. We consider it our job to embarrass the children. In the long run they'll benefit from knowing that love and intimacy are not teenage pursuits - but life-long values.
Yes, exactly. The other day one of our teenagers said "get a room". Mrs. Lust responded, "we already have, all of them here in this house!".
08/01/2011
toxie m toxie m
We're young (early 20s) and we're almost always holding hands
08/01/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by newfoundlust
Yes, exactly. The other day one of our teenagers said "get a room". Mrs. Lust responded, "we already have, all of them here in this house!".
Good for you - it's healthy and fun, what more can you ask for?
08/01/2011
married with children married with children
some times. when we are not with the kids. When we are with the kids, I have to hold the little ones hands. and she has the older one.
08/01/2011
Becker0109 Becker0109
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
Great but I'd love it if my wife would be a little carefree!
08/02/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
We hold hands a lot and I LOVE it when he puts his arms around my shoulder when we're sitting in church.

He also will frequently put his arm around my waist as we're walking in the store.

BTW - we've been married 32 years - he's 53 and I'm 51.
09/29/2011
WierdAl WierdAl
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
A strange observation we made in a mall one Sunday...and again, watching ever since. YOUNG couples hold hands, and have arms around each other often. So do OLD people. Adults from 30ish to 60ish don't seem to, very often. They either are walking ...
Smetimes, she inatiates far me than me.
09/29/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
Seems to be a good observation. I'm 66 and my wife is 64, almost 65, and we still walk holding hands and ocassionly with our arms around each other. We also will ocassionaly kiss in public. It bugs my wife more at times than me.
I have a good time with it, and sometimes do things like that just to cause problems. We have been married 43 years plus.
10/05/2011
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