Do you find it romantic when people kiss in public? Or do you cringe at a couple making a scene when they smooch? wanted to uncover who is most comfortable with PDA – Public Displays of Affection – across the country. “PDA is more than just public passion; it is a highly visible social signal telling others who belongs to whom,” says Dr. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and chief scientific advisor to

Honolulu, Hawaii says aloha to the title of “most comfortable with PDA” city, and Ft. Meyers, Florida turns its head away as the least comfortable city. “The cities most comfortable with PDA have a preponderance of the personality types Negotiators (expressive of the estrogen system in the brain) and Builders (expressive of serotonin). These individuals are naturally predisposed to showing their affection,” Dr. Fisher says. Below is the full list of the top & bottom 10 cities with the most singles on who say they are a-ok with romantic friendliness in front of others.

  • Julie Spira

    Interesting lists. I’m surprised to see Fresno, California in the top 10 ahead of Los Angeles. Is there a place to see the entire Top 100 list?

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  • mrparoxysms

    I love my Cedar Rapids (and my gorgeous fiancee)!!! :) :D :)

  • Dave S.

    Well being that I have lived in Fort Myers my whole life – I had no idea people were so offended! lol – I mean if people are out in public making out – get a room – a kiss? No biggie :)

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