It Takes Two: Photo Essay of Couples Around the World

Interesting snapshots of couples from around the world. Our culture so strongly influences how we interact with our significant others. It’s normal in our culture to pursue PDA in ways such as holding hands, or the man holding the girl’s waste. We see these interactions perpetuated through common media, such as TV commercials, billboards, and online advertisments. Most people learn couple interactions through their parents or guardians, but it seems as though media and pop culture is being a stronger and stronger influence.

Our culture’s couple interactions might fall on the less conservative end of the spectrum, but not the least conservative (see Italy). Although some of these images are rather similar to what’s normal in our culture, it’s refreshing to see how other countries do couples, and how different they might be from what’s “normal” in our society.