Handshake etiquette especially with women
July 14, 2007 1:44 PM Subscribe
Over the course of my personal life I have noticed a trend of not shaking women's hands when first meeting them in social settings. What is the proper way to greet women in a first meeting in a public setting?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (35 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
For example if I meet a woman that is the wife or girlfriend of a friend. I will wave instead of exchanging a hand shake. This is counter to my experience with family and new women I have met in Latin America where a handshake and placing each other's faces cheek to cheek is the norm. Every time this happens I internalize it and while no one mentions that it is strange it is prevalent.