I did some Googling to find an explanation but all I found was a few other blog posts from Hungary with the same observation and a Facebook fan page for Eastern European women with badly dyed red hair, which I promptly "liked." :)
I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to discreetly take a picture. Today was the day. You can also get a glimpse of some tame Hungarian PDA. It's normal to be waiting for the metro and see couples making out along the line. Heck, it's normal to be anywhere and see couples making out, though I think that is typical in most of Europe. I even saw a couple canoodling in a church after Mass until the priest or security guard (I couldn't tell, the priests here don't wear clerics) yelled at them and shooed them out the door. Stay classy, Budapest!
|A resplendent shade of Kool-aid red!|