Re: Is public affection that important?
Oh. I forgot you guys had a problem with neighborhood (safety?).
I admit I don't understand what you are dealing with when it comes to that. We live in a country where a typical person hasn't been exposed much to a multinational and multiracial world. Only a few years ago my husband (who is ethnically Indian) stuck out like a sore thumb in a (white) crowd. I didn't think much of it. I don't care what other people might think. Of course when we were going out at night, I made sure we had company (just for that extra safety in numbers, you know?).
If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear. - Paulo Coelho