hand shake and a a cheeck to cheeck kiss

Philippines
July 25, 2007 10:50pm CST
do you handshake or cheeck to cheeck kiss people you meet first time and those people you already knew and you stumble on them? i always offer a hand shake when i happen to stumble with people i had met..i say hello with a handshake always..while female friends i give them a cheeck to cheeck kiss.. how bout you? which one do you prefer to give? or do you prefer to fo any of these or n ot?
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11 responses
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
I do shake the hands of people that I meet for the first time but about kissing them on the cheek? Well, not all of the time. i would still try to figure out the person. If she wants to greet me with a Beso-beso (Cheek to cheek kiss), it will be fine with me but I definitely wont initiate the move not unless Ive known the person for quite some time.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 07
hm, gues you have to determine people first before doing so huh..well people comes with different type..i know your type i had some friends who are like that either but not to me haha
@naem86 (123)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 07
We bring our palms together over our chest, and say Namaste (Namah+te meaning I respect/greet you). But nowadays, Indian ways of greetings are as varied as the influences from all over the world,that includes pecks on the cheek, handshakes, mwah mwahs and the like :-D http://www.jemput.com/pro/idevaffiliate.php?id=195_0_1_3
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• Philippines
26 Jul 07
namaste to you..i see how indians do that with a vow..but like you said influences had took part all over the world..a peck on the cheeck and a handshake is what was made all the time
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
When meeting someone for the first time, I usually offer a handshake. But if I know that I'm not going to like that person because he/has a bad reputation or I've heard some not-so-nice things about him/her, I wouldn't offer a handshake. That's a sign that I'm not willing to befriend them. When it comes to close male friends I give them a tight, brotherly, fraternal handshake. It's a sign that we treat each other like brothers. As for cheek-to-cheek kiss, I usually do that to female relatives. I can also do it to a woman who has a special place in my heart, like an ex-girlfriend or current love.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 07
i see your nuetral bout this things..i do that too..when i dont like a person i dont do anything at all..but if its the first time and have overheard some ugly reputations i still give a handshake but wont mingle much..anyway i do not know if he/she is what they really tell me..i give kiss and hug for closest family anf friends.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Hi angel_of_charm! It depends. If they are people whom I knew for quite some time, I do give them a friendly peck on the cheek as a sign of greeting. If they are just being introduced for the first time, a simple hi will do. If it is a formal introduction a handshake is proper and if it is with regards to older people, I give them the customary greeting of "Mano" which is lightly pressing my lips on their hand or placing their hand on my forehead. :)
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• Philippines
27 Jul 07
hi faith, first off i wanna tell you how happy i am that your moving forward in this iste..and you had excel so much in here that i see your first star was 8 and now 9..great job.. as for me formal or not formal i always give a handshake.i dunno maybe i just got used of it..as ofr our culture of blessing with the elders i do that too..for closest friends i give them a peck on a cheeck like what i always do to you..:D
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
I do always do the handshake rather than cheeck to cheek kiss on the people I used to see at the first time. But with my close friends when we didn't saw each toher for a long time we do the kiss but when we often seen each other we forgot to do that.
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
well same here..for a first encounter to aperson i do handshake..for closest family and friends we do the kiss and hug
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Always hand shake for me I would feel kind of funny planting one on some strange man or woman for that matter. My wife probably wouldnt like it to much either I am sure if I had some girl doing it to me she would make sure she did the same in return to teach me one of those wifey lessons.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 07
i love your wife..hehe..if it means more than a handshake a woman can tell you know..and i do the same when it comes to teaching some lessons hehe
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jul 07
Hey. In my culture it is customary to press noses or kiss the cheek when greeting anyone. Personally speaking I just offer a simple handshake, as not too be rude or offend my own culture, but out of plain respect for my hygiene and the way I feel about it... I teach our kids this too and why I feel that way... For others of my ethnicity, to see me offering a simple handshake, they would probably look on me as rude and with no respect... Which simply doesnt bother me one bit...
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
wow haven't heard of that one before..what country are you in? well for as long as it doesn't hurt anyone then suggest you do whatever makes you feel happy..don't mind them where living in a full changed world now..tell you honestly i don't pay attention to my own cultures and traditions..i just do whatever is making me at ease.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
30 Aug 07
well when i first meet someone i usually greet them with a hand shake sometimes a kiss on cheek.it really all depends.but if its my friends i havent seen in awhile i will kiss them on the cheek.hope all is well with you my friend,talk care hon.pattie
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I shake hands with someone I first meet. Kissing is too personal to me and reserve that only for my mother on the cheek and my boyfriend. I hug close relatives when I see them or friends I haven't seen in a long time.
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
a handshake is always the first thing i do for first meeting..for closest friends and families and peck on the cheek and a kiss is given.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
27 Jul 07
When I meet someone for the first time, it's a handshake. Butttt if they are friends of mine, even online friends for first meeting, they get a huge bear hug from me. :-)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
so that means i get a huge hug from you now..thats great..
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Hi angel_of_charm! It depends. If they are people whom I knew for quite some time, I do give them a friendly peck on the cheek as a sign of greeting. If they are just being introduced for the first time, a simple hi will do. If it is a formal introduction a handshake is proper and if it is with regards to older people, I give them the customary greeting of "Mano" which is lightly pressing my lips on their hand or placing their hand on my forehead. :)