|May 19th, 2013|
What I don't like about this system is that it also depends on gender. At the same level of intimacy two women are more likely to hug than a man and a women, who are more likely to hug than two men. If I meet a man and a woman who I know equally well, it can be normal to shake hands with the man but hug the woman.
We should have a convention for deciding whether to hug or shake hands that doesn't depend on gender. How can we get there?