Handshaking [Poll]

  • I dont really shake hands, bit tory tbh
  • Only at work/in a professional setting etc.
  • Shake hands with new people, some friends/family
  • I shake hands at every opportunity

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Love to hear your thoughts on this

Can we all stop touching each other, please?


Massive irk that men will tend to shake hands with other men when meeting in social situations but not with women.


How do you feel about it

  • It’s a bit shit, outdated
  • Eh whatever, it’s fine
  • Nice thing to do
  • An absolute necessity! A question of one’s honour!! Did you know that handshaking began as…

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How’s your shake

  • Limp
  • Mild
  • Decent
  • Iron Grip

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generally just wait for the other person to offer their hand and follow suit

used to always shake my dads hand though but found it really depressing so went in for the hug on him once, now we usually do the awkward hug instead

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Shook my dad’s hand once, still cringing about it now


Oh yeah, forgot I have to shake hands with everyone at the end of every hockey match. You can tell how angry an opponent is by how hard they squash your fingers.


As an introverted socialist I prefer a polite nod.


I find that women think I’m odd when I shake hands with them rather than go for a hug/air kiss. I think the latter is hugely presumptuous, and that a good handshake is a far safer bet, but it always gets odd reactions.


It’s really, really not. Not compared to football anyway. Non contact and any violence is a big no no.

Regarding not shaking woman’s hands, it’s one of the only times I’ve called someone out on sexism - was standing with a group of guys and another guy(a close friend of mine) turned up and shook each man’s hand but not mine like way to go making me feel like a lower class.

Generally, whichever form of physical contact the other person initiates, I will awkwardly and clumsily reciprocate


Would prefer the hug and air kiss to be fair, but if you’re shaking men’s hands at the same time then do the same for the woman I reckon.

But then is it one kiss or two! Minefield!!!

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One, unless you’re European

We are european!!!

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in an ideal world i wouldn’t have to touch anyone

but it’s all about what’s expected in a social situation. never know what to do when meeting women in a kind of handshake scenario, like are they going to be offended if i shake their hand? are they expecting me to go for a kiss cheek instead? (which is a fucking nightmare in itself, what side do you go for, should you actually make contact, do you go both sides ARGH would rather fucking die) or is it the opposite? are they going to be offended if i go for a kiss cheek and treat them differently just because they’re a woman.

fucking minefield. hate it.

kiss my airs