Sometimes, you want to profess your love from the rooftops. Other times, your neighbors tell you to shut up. Most times, you need a way to discreetly tell your partner you love them in public without exhibiting too much PDA. There’s nothing wrong with public displays of affection, but there’s also something sexy about secrets. Read on to find some ideas for intimacy that only you can see.
1. Underwear, Under Where?
Unless you live in a nudist colony or a dorm, it’s not likely that others are seeing you without clothes on. This provides a perfect outlet for your affection via undergarments. You can snap an of-age picture of your snazzy new knickers for your boo and send it to them on their lunch break.
Text it along with a caption like, “Surprise! I’ll be wearing these later, and so will you.” It’s intriguing and also confusing, a great combination that is guaranteed to get their gears turning. The kicker? You got some sweet matching underwear for couples. Now you can match in public without donning those cheesy, airbrushed t-shirts.
2. Somewhere Only We Know
If you just can’t wait until you get home, show off those unmentionables in a secluded location. Find a spot where you can pretend that you are the only two people in the world. The truth is that a bunch of other horny couples have also gotten the thunder down under in the very same spot, but you don’t have to think about that. For now, it’s your own little oasis.
3. Secret Handshake Vibes
This one is a double-whammy. Design a secret handshake with your partner. Not only will you feel like you have a secret club with a super cool handshake that only you know, you will also have another unseen love-bomb.
You’ve learned the confidential hand jive. You’ve practiced it in public so that is undetectable but still ultra-hip. Now, during the next finger frenzy, slip a little something into your partner’s hand. It’s a remote control, but it doesn’t enable them to flip around on Netflix for hours. Instead, it gives you a buzz in public that 2 dollar margaritas could only dream of. You’ll obviously have the receiver in your share of those matching underwear you got earlier.
4. Code Words
If mushy, love-talk isn’t really your thing, that’s okay. Even for the romantics out there, saying “I love you” can get repetitive. Try switching it up. Develop a love language outside of the famous 5 coined by Gary Chapman. Your love language is now code words. Tell your date over dinner that you want the buttered noodles for an entrée, and they’ll know what you really mean. There’s nothing like an inside joke that can make you feel all fuzzy inside at the same time.
5. Love Notes
All you need for this one is a pen and paper. If you want to get fancy, go for a scented gel pen and some bright sticky notes. Are you driving somewhere with your partner the next day? Slap a sappy note on their dashboard. Do you know where they keep their packed lunch the night before work? Slip a paper version of a kiss in there next to the grapes. This is a grand gesture that’s small enough to keep hidden. A love note isn’t embarrassing, but your partner’s office buddies may beg to differ. Hide it strategically.
6. The Little Things
Arguably the easiest thing to do is to just remember what your partner says. What do they like? What book have they been dying to pick up? What candy bar do they love? Even if you don’t have the best memory, you can make this work. Point out something at the convenience store, and tell them how much it reminds you of them.
Regardless of what you do to show affection in public, you’re on the right path. Steer clear of tongue-mashing. Go for the gold in the form of made-up languages and inside jokes. It’ll pay off.
Disclaimer: This article was written by a guest author.