Do you always kiss people to say hello and good bye?

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 28, 2009 4:05pm CST
I tend not to kiss anyone anymore as i find that there are far too many people that are ill as well that give you colds and that is without the swine flu.What do you do do you kiss people hello or good bye on the cheek.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I've always been a person that is really fueled by physical touch, but in our society, kissing is not appropriate with just anyone, it is more hugs that we use in our society and even that is not with everyone, only those people that we are the closest to. So, the short answer is that I don't ever kiss people in greeting or in parting. However, even in light of the illnesses that are going around, that has not hurt my need for physical touch.
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 09
It depends on how I feel about the person. If I enjoy their company and like them alot, am glad to see them then I will give them a hug. If they want to kiss I usually go for it. I am not a kisser, no. I appreciate people asking. If I am not comfortable I move on quickly and ignore the situation.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs nope no kissing with the flu around everywhere only a few really close people I hug the rest I shake hands or just merely say hi and go on from there. I do not need either king of flu specially the swine flu .when i get the flu it always means a round of bronchitis for me and I do not need or what that thank you very much
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hello Jugs. No I don't kiss anyone on the cheek except my mother in law. When my mom and dad was alive I did kiss them hello and goodbye that way. But most people these days I don't think I want to because they aren't always healthy. I think it was something that people did all the time when I was growing up I don't know anyone that still kisses people on the cheek these days.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
28 Nov 09
The only people that I may kiss would be my kids or my husband. Anyone else, I hardly kiss. I know that my older aunts always kiss me when they come home to Sumter to visit. I don't just walk up and kiss a person that I have seen or know. That is not something that I normally do.
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@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
29 Jan 10
well, here in uruguay, we often kiss people on the cheek when arrives and leave in a place, its very common,, but i remember that when uruguay caught swine flue, never give kiss on the cheek outside your family, until not give the hands! but now, its okay, not have problems, lol!
• Jordan
28 Jan 10
why not to give a kiss or to take a kiss makeing you feel happy proud glad will left positive feeling i thinks kisses its as contact line but its under cover
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 10
no. it`s not our culture. we can kiss women only our mother, our wife or our sister and daughter.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Oh nope, that's not in our culture. Just a simple wave, a nod of acknowledgment, or a proper message telling the host that the guests are going to leave is enough. Kissing on the cheek are sometimes done by close friends or to those who would initiate it first but it's really not the norm here. Kissing is a very personal thing for most people here.
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I do kiss my parents whenever I am going to school when I was young but when I was in college until now I hardly do it. i just let them know I am going out and they will say take care. I am not that type that I show my affection through hugs or kiss. I am still sweet but in words not in action. When I do that, that will be a different thing for my parents. They will feel I am having a problem that is why I am doing it.
• Canada
5 Dec 09
There are very few people I kiss, but those I do kiss, I kiss when I see them, like my mother, my sister, my husband (although I kiss him in a much different way than I kiss everybody else, of course). LOL
• Canada
5 Dec 09
There are very few people I kiss, but those I do kiss, I kiss when I see them, like my mother, my sister, my husband (although I kiss him in a much different way than I kiss everybody else, of course). LOL
• United States
30 Nov 09
No, I don't kiss people hello ro good bye. I hug them and will put my cheek against theirs if it is an aunt or someone I know that is accustomed to that gesture. I haven't been kissing because of the germs and diseases that are out there that poeple are not even aware of. I still hug though. I like to receive hugs too. Happy Mylotting
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Nov 09
I tend to shy away from it for those reasons also. I even have gotten to the point of hugging my kids and husband instead of kissing them.
@doormouse (4619)
29 Nov 09
the only people i do that with are my kids,mum,dad and boyfriend
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
29 Nov 09
No..I don't kiss people in greeting or for goodbyes. It would have to be someone very close to me for me to do that. I'm not much of a hugger either although I do have some close friends I may hug.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Nov 09
never did but I do hug
@littleowl (7157)
29 Nov 09
Hi jj, I happen to be one of those people that always sho affection to friends and aquaintances so yes I do give them a kiss hello and goodbye..sometimes though it is a hindrance as some take it the wrong ay but as for me it is just part of my character..but if people ask not to be becaus eof a cold etc then I don't do that..LoLo
• United States
29 Nov 09
No I only kiss my husband and cats L.O.L.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
29 Nov 09
For many years I was not much of a kisser when greating people. It really wasnt the way our family was brought up. I still kiss my 16 year old daughter goodnight. In the past 10 years I have come across families where kissing on the cheeks when greeting one another is aceepted practise. So I became used to it. I am still not comfortable kissing some people, I guess it depends on who it is, and prerably only family members or in laws. Your comment on being reluctant to kiss due to swine flu is very valid.