So they did just that with first the man and then the woman performing a striptease for motorists and passers-by in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.
Amazingly, few took little notice even when the girl stood stark unclad in the middle of the street.
But witness Jiang Dayu did have the foresight to snap the scenes on his mobile phone.
'The couple started to quarrel at the roadside, then moved to the middle of the street', he said.
'They completely ignored the traffic that was driving past even though people were beeping their horns and having to weave around them.'
But despite the ferocity of the quarrel, the pair eventually settled their differences, hugged and left the scene together.