As you would expect, PDA between two men often gets weird reactions. This is true even in San Francisco. I started collecting a few of these reactions, but I stopped after the novelty wore off. Here they are.
Woman on train: How old are you?That one offended my boyfriend.
Me: I'm 22.
Woman: You look 16. I was going to tell you that you shouldn't hold your son that way.
Woman leaves train.
Man on street: Let go.I thought this guy was especially weird because he was walking half a block in front of us, and trying to talk to us.
Man: Let go.
Man: Let go.
Some minutes pass as he repeats himself.
Man: Stop doing that. Come on!
Female reveler at street fair: Oh, they're so cute!It's funny that she treated us as a novelty, but I guess if we didn't secretly enjoy this sort of thing, we wouldn't be doing PDA.
She hugs us as her friend takes a picture.
We're locked out of my BF's apartment, waiting for the landlady.This guy helped me appreciate how awkward women feel when being propositioned in elevators.
Man walks up to us: Father, son?
Man pesters us for a while, talking nonsense. I get the impression that he's trying to proposition us, but it's unclear. My BF thought he was trying to sell us drugs.
Man: You're not open-minded enough to try black. (The man is black.) Look, he's open-minded enough. (He gestures at me.)
Me: *roll eyes*
Eventually he leaves and the landlady arrives.
Guy on the bus, just as he exits: Faggots... Out in public.I wanna look at this ironically and laugh about it, but having the real experience is just disturbing.