What do you think when you see couples making out so hard it looks like they’re eating each other’s faces off? Ugh don't nobody want to see all that, get a room! But also – they must be madly in love! Well… you’re wrong about that.
A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research reveals that people engage in public displays of affection (PDAs) to have a better image.
Of the 349 people that were part of the study, most participants stated that they make out in public to “enhance their image or status by proving they were capable of making out with a particular person.”
38% of said that making out in front of their friends “gave them more credit” or “made them look like a player” and helped them fit in better with friends, while 27% said that they did it to make them feel better about themselves or make their friends jealous.
The biggest concern for people about making out in public was the thought of “looking promiscuous"