With March Madness quickly approaching, it’s only a matter of time before you and that special someone find your affectionate-prone selves courtside at the most-watched games.
Okay, so maybe it’ll be more like TV-side in your squad’s living rooms. Nevertheless, you’ll need to have a good handle on basketball spectator PDA. After all, sports ball games — especially of the championship variety — can end up being pretty darn long, and that’s a lot of time to spend not flaunting your love.
These all-star couples are here to teach you a few lessons about toeing the line between aww-inducing public cuddles and “oh no”-prompting canoodling.
1. Kate Upton and Justin Verlander: Take a moment to appreciate that you’re in it together.
Things might get heated in the crowd, but no matter what happens you’ll be on each other’s team.
2. Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka: Have the more basketball-literate of the pair explain the finer points of the game.
It’s a great excuse to lean in close.
3. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder: Go for a cheek or neck kiss.
That way you can still watch the game! Pure genius.
4. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: Take full advantage of commercial breaks.
Fact: Timeouts and TV breaks were created so that fans could smooch.
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5. Eniko Parrish and Kevin Hart: Get a couple’s pic.
Because you didn’t really watch the game together unless you have the pictures to prove it.
6. Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz: Master the art of the one-handed make-out.
It’s crucial for sports PDA. What else are you going to do? Choose between stadium snacks and kisses during the game? Please.
7. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum: Respect the third wheel.
Try to sneak a kiss in while they’re distracted by a goal or whatever being scored.
8. Beyoncé and Jay Z: Remember that you’re winners no matter what.
Whether your team wins or loses, you get to head home in each other’s arms. Who needs any trophies beyond that?