Why do asian girls love to hold each other's hands?
September 7, 2011 3:54 AM Subscribe
So many young Asian girls holding hands. Why?
posted by bystander to Human Relations (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I work near China town in Sydney, and close to where many students from China and other east asian countries study. Walking around the streets, it is very common for teen asian girls to be arm in arm. It is much more prevalent than for similar age western girls, to the point where it is rare to see asian teenage girls not holding hands if they are in a group or pairs.
It is also clear this is not a romantic thing.
I've asked a few of my Asian friends if there is any reason, but they are older, and were just speculating.
So assuage my curiosity, is there a reason for all this hand holding besides just general joy/camaraderie/BFF-style happiness? And why is it more common with asian girls?