I’d like to start of this entry by adding a little video from one of my favorite childhood movies, Monsters Inc.:
I’m sure you’ve all known a “Googly Bear” and a “Smoochie Poo”, or at least witnessed something like this.
Just today, I was sitting at my desk, working on school work during my free lunch period, when out of the corner of my eye I see a girl and her boyfriend holding hands. I look back to my work and think nothing of it. A few moments later, they are giggling like mad and waving their fingers in each other’s faces. Now, I admit, I am a bit socially inept and don’t really know the social norm when dating someone, but this is definitely not something I’ve seen before. The girl was waving her finger in front of her boyfriend’s face and he was trying to bite it…
Then, she proceeds to say in a whispery, cutesy voice, “I told you I’m not food, silly!”
Well, I sure hope your boyfriend isn’t a cannibal, or likes the taste of your dirty hands because I’m not the only one hoping you’re not a piece of food. (Just a note, this whole finger biting and rubbing on each other continued for 30 minutes.)
Don’t get me wrong, love does stupid things to our brains, but when did downright creepy things like this become a way of showing affection? There are many mainstream ways to show affection when you’re around others: holding hands, putting your arm around someone, a quick peck on the cheek, but some people don’t understand what a PRIVATE, PERSONAL relationship means. I’m not a total Grinch, in fact, I love sappy movies and I cry at all the Disney Princesses falling in love, but I definitely don’t want to see odd things like finger biting, or sucking each other’s faces off. If you feel that insecure about your relationship that you have to shout it to the world, then you might need to examine your life a little closer.
The things you do behind closed doors, or in private, should stay that way.
In the realm of high school, I think people are trying to be more creative and lovey than other couples. It has become a competition of who can be the most cutesy, wootsy pies, or the most vulgar. There are three main types of awful couples I have observed:
- The Leech Couple: you’d swear they were conjoined, or something because you’ve never seen them apart. They aren’t downright disgusting, but you honestly can’t understand how they can find the ability to separate long enough to go to the bathroom.
- The “Everyone Look! We’re a Couple” Couple: it seems like all they ever talk about is their significant other. They only wear the bracelet from them and only eat the foods they like. They might also fall under leech status, but if they’re not attached at the hip, they are never far from the topic of conversation.
- The “We’re Clearly Having Sex and Want Everyone to Know” Couple: this couple lacks any amount of shame. It might even surprise you that they haven’t be arrested for lewd acts. They are constantly linked by their mouths and touch each other in a way that makes you want to cringe til the end of time.
Of course, I am being very straightforward about how I feel, but I do want to stress the fact that I am not an anti-relationship type of person. I think having a boyfriend/girlfriend is wonderful and there are plenty of people who can have a relationship, yet remain true to themselves and still have their dignity in tact. So, if you have a problem with being too public about your relationship, think of it this way:
Would you cringe if you saw your parents in public doing what you’re doing with your significant other?
If the answer is yes, then please, go home and do it behind a closed door, or maybe don’t even do it at all. You will save all the unsuspecting eyes from getting nasty visions of what you might do when you’re not in the company of others. Imagination is a powerful thing, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, and don’t nip at each other’s fingers like dogs, or I might have to saw your finger off for you. 🙂