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RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
edited December 2012 in All Encompassing Trip
Just thought of this...are you a handshake person, a hugging person, or a kiss on the face person, or....?

Usually, I am a handshake person-when meeting someone for the first time, but when meeting people from the boards, I am a hugging person. I have found that most PJ people are hugging people...unless they are from Seattle. :lol: (there was a serious discussion about this)

What type of person are you when meeting a person from the boards, or in general?
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    edited December 2012
    handshake...
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  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb placePosts: 12,632
    typically a cold, blank stare will suffice
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,367
    I am definitely a hugging person. I find that most people are okay with it even upon first meeting. The only time I do the handshake is in a professional situation where I haven't met someone before.
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  • 81 wrote:
    handshake...

    +1 The kiss on the cheek, hug thing is quite uncomfortable for me.
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    81 wrote:
    handshake...

    +1 The kiss on the cheek, hug thing is quite uncomfortable for me.

    and the bro hug is a huge :nono:
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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
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  • SatansFutonSatansFuton Posts: 5,399
    jimed14 wrote:
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    It's settled, from now on I hug every soul I meet. And if necessary, freeze them in carbonite.
    "See a broad to get dat booty yak 'em, leg 'er down, a smack 'em yak 'em!"
  • 81 wrote:
    81 wrote:
    handshake...

    +1 The kiss on the cheek, hug thing is quite uncomfortable for me.

    and the bro hug is a huge :nono:

    I can do a bro hug only if at least 5 years has passed since our last meeting.
  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    Depends how hot they are. I mean when I met Truck in Montana I gave him a kiss. True story.
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    I can do a bro hug only if at least 5 years has passed since our last meeting.

    :nono:

    i won't even hug my real brothers...

    i won't hug my college buddy

    i defiantly will not hug a dude i just met.

    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,367
    DS1119 wrote:
    Depends how hot they are. I mean when I met Truck in Montana I gave him a kiss. True story.

    :lol::lol::lol: He seems like the type that has a sense of humor and would go along with it!
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,826
    Terrorist fist jab.
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  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    DS1119 wrote:
    Depends how hot they are. I mean when I met Truck in Montana I gave him a kiss. True story.

    :lol::lol::lol: He seems like the type that has a sense of humor and would go along with it!


    Oh he went along with it. It was when he tried to reciprocate my kiss things got a little awkward. :?
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    81 wrote:

    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    noted...hugs from me + 81 = :nono:
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,210
    81 wrote:
    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    manboobs must really throw you for a loop then.
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  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb placePosts: 12,632
    81 wrote:
    81 wrote:
    handshake...

    +1 The kiss on the cheek, hug thing is quite uncomfortable for me.

    and the bro hug is a huge :nono:

    next time, give him a reach around, he won't try that again
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 28,200
    Interesting question & responses.

    Handshake until I know them better and then I go by their rules as long as it is not uncomfortable. If you are a hugging person you get a hug. If you are a handshake person you get a handshake.

    Personally, I would leave it as a handshake unless I am very close to the person but I like to make people feel comfortable. (Within the limits!)
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    RKCNDY wrote:
    81 wrote:

    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    noted...hugs from me + 81 = :nono:

    you are the rare exeption to the rule....
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,367
    DS1119 wrote:


    Oh he went along with it. It was when he tried to reciprocate my kiss things got a little awkward. :?

    :lol::lol: You asked for it!
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    81 wrote:
    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    manboobs must really throw you for a loop then.

    men get handshakes...no confusion there.
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,210
    81 wrote:
    81 wrote:
    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    manboobs must really throw you for a loop then.

    men get handshakes...no confusion there.

    What about after a long night of drinkin, still no hugs!? ha

    btw, on a side note, if I get another dead fish handhskae form a muscle head dude, Im gonna drop your ass. Shake like you mean it.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    What about after a long night of drinkin, still no hugs!? ha


    good night handshake
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    and what's with you guys that don't like hugs from the ladies? (I already know about 81...) but what about the others?

    BTW, I like the greeting RYEzupSF and I have going on. 8-)
    The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

    - Christopher McCandless
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,524
    dankind wrote:
    Terrorist fist jab.
    :mrgreen:

    I grew up in a culture where it was customary to do the double-cheek kiss upon greeting...not so much a fan of that these days (and reminds me of that Seinfeld).

    Professional setting? Handshake.

    Someone I'm close to (even if only knowing them online initially and then moving to offline)? Hug. Maybe a kiss...it depends.

    An aside - I always found it funny how guys typically do the quick-hug-couple-of-pats-on-the-back thing. I was gonna dub it the "Tony Soprano", but he kissed alot of his crew too.

    My favorites are the big ol' bearhugs. My dad was a pro at those!
  • jasonjason Posts: 468
    Handshake to start with but if we hang out during or after the show, then a hug. Unless you are super hot or really cool, then you get a slap on the ass as if you just scored a touchdown! Then we are golden!!
  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb placePosts: 12,632
    RKCNDY wrote:
    and what's with you guys that don't like hugs from the ladies? (I already know about 81...) but what about the others?

    BTW, I like the greeting RYEzupSF and I have going on. 8-)


    oh, I like the hugs from the ladies. :mrgreen:



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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,876
    alcohol has everything to do with this.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    DS1119 wrote:


    Oh he went along with it. It was when he tried to reciprocate my kiss things got a little awkward. :?

    :lol::lol: You asked for it!


    You're right. I was drinking and I think I may have led him on. :fp:
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    I raise my eyebrow like Mr Spock and the give them the Vulcan salute.
  • SatansFutonSatansFuton Posts: 5,399
    81 wrote:
    I can do a bro hug only if at least 5 years has passed since our last meeting.

    :nono:

    i won't even hug my real brothers...

    i won't hug my college buddy

    i defiantly will not hug a dude i just met.

    i don't even like hugging women, unless i've known them for a while.....unless they have nice boobs.

    Sounds like somebody needs a hug

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    "See a broad to get dat booty yak 'em, leg 'er down, a smack 'em yak 'em!"
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