Which is a better gesture: Kiss on the hand or on the cheek?

United States
March 5, 2007 9:00pm CST
I think that kisses on the hand is a much better gesture than receiving a kiss on the cheek. Unless it was from a woman, that would be odd.
7 responses
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I guess that depends on what type of person you are, I think kissing on the cheeks is more of the modern type while kissing on the hand is more of the classic...
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I think a kiss on the hand is a very beautiful, romantic and classic gesture that a guy can give me, specially if he's like courting me or better yet proposing to me. For me it is the most noble of all signs of affection since it also embodies a mans' respect for his lady, and we don't really get this a lot nowadays so, i think it'll be refreshing to experience it every once in a while =)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
well, it really depends on the person. sometimes, they can't help but give malice if a person kisses you on the cheeks. i do it all the time, kiss on the cheeks that is, as a sign of not only for respect but for affection to friends and families.
• Canada
6 Mar 07
It all depends,is it from someone you like intimately?If so I would say on the hand,it' old way in a modern world.
• India
6 Mar 07
I agree with you that if you are giving a person respect then you should go for kissing the hand. And if someone is really formal with you then a kiss on the cheek would not be a wrong thing to do.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I think kissing on the hand is a better gesture when showing respect to our elderly.On the other hand kissing on the cheek is advisable when showing gesture to our love ones especially to our partner in life.
@cheerldr (594)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
It depends on the person you'll be kissing. A kiss on the hand shows much respect than a peck on a cheek.