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If its ok with you, will just shake hands this evening?
I'll be by myself today. Yes, I prefer the handshake overall...unless you'd like to hug me and tat's alright too....but nothing too touchy feely.
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:17
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7 kisses are alrite. He could have bitten her, instead...
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:18
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It's 3 kisses in the French speaking part, 2 in France (how you can tell if someone is French is the awkward part where they seem to have finished and back away, but you're leaning in, going in for the third )

I like this custom, but I really do not like the whole hug thing that goes on in the UK. I remember when the craze started when I was at college, all the girls, the ones I didn't like included, came up to me and tried to hug, it was so embarrassing, and a little sickening. For me hugs are for close friends when the moment is there.

Generally I find that greetings in the UK are awkward between friends of friends etc. I tend to kiss my friends once, but friends of friends... hmm I guess you just stand there look at each other and say "hi"...
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7 kisses are alrite. He could have bitten her, instead...
Yeah, or asked her out or something...
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:19
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I'll be by myself today. Yes, I prefer the handshake overall...unless you'd like to hug me and tat's alright too....but nothing too touchy feely.
Nono handshake fine, all fine

7 kisses..damn..here i was thinking 4 is one to many ( some places 2 even) but 7.. (memo to myself, must try)

At least buy her dinner..
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:20
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Honestly, this Euro kiss-kiss greeting system is friggin annoying. What happened to a good ol handshake. (I think I'm slowly turning into the Eastwood from Gran Torino ).
yeah, if you dont get any (from desired sex): annoying indeed.
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:24
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Re: Three-kiss greeting between opposite-sex friends, or same sex friends, or strange

Don't happen to kiss many man now, unless direct family, or friends in Turkey..other then that.. oh and the French fella's, they love to kiss also.

However under friends, (unless french) we rarely or don't kiss.

Hug maybe, handshake yes..
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Re: Three-kiss greeting between opposite-sex friends, or same sex friends, or strange

Greetings in different cultures as demonstrated by Borat. Watch from 1:50 mins onwards.

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Old 24.02.2011, 14:25
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Re: Three-kiss greeting between opposite-sex friends, or same sex friends, or strange

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France I understand its x4
Paris x 5 ?
You are on good tracks, but the reality is even more complex.

Here is the map of the number of greeting-kisses in France.



Found there : http://bonnenouvelle.blog.lemonde.fr...nce-des-bises/

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between friends of the opposite sex ( and some other deviates !! )
I am a French male, and I do this kiss-greeting to my father, to my closest French friends (male and female), when we meet again after a long time of separation. Nothing wrong with that in my view That's part of my culture.

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Don't happen to kiss many man now, unless direct family, or friends in Turkey..other then that.. oh and the French fella's, they love to kiss also.

However under friends, (unless french) we rarely or don't kiss.

Hug maybe, handshake yes..
We'll see how many kisses are given tonight after hmmm 10 rum and cola.. and I mean male on male smoooches haha
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:28
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Re: Three-kiss greeting between opposite-sex friends, or same sex friends, or strange

Omg ! so funny..there is an actual kissing map

What country kisses on the mouth..is that Russia?

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We'll see how many kisses are given tonight after hmmm 10 rum and cola.. and I mean male on male smoooches haha
It's on ! (of the coke , is there 7up or sprite to replace that? )

Remember, i'm from Belgium, we give 4 kisses now

edit : thinking of it..what happens with Marve.. She is from Paris right? so according to the map,they give 5 - we give 4.. no such thing as 4.5 i think.. 7 it is
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...this reminds me of a forum member who got confused (forgetful) and kissed my significant other 7 times goodbye.

Hey, if that was me... well... I might have had too much to drink. But she is fine.
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:32
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Omg ! so funny..there is an actual kissing map
What country kisses on the mouth..is that Russia?
Uhm...yeah.
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:34
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You are on good tracks, but the reality is even more complex.

Here is the map of the number of greeting-kisses in France.
thanks and as Joey above said it is amazing that someone worked out a kissing map.

what next ????????????!
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:37
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thanks and as Joey above said it is amazing that someone worked out a kissing map.

what next ????????????!
Some job that is, traveling around in France and map how many kisses are given in what part..

Sucks to have that job in Switzerland
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I wonder if there is tension between that yellow district (one kiss ) which is right next to a large red district ( 4 kisses )
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:39
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You are on good tracks, but the reality is even more complex.

Here is the map of the number of greeting-kisses in France.



Found there : http://bonnenouvelle.blog.lemonde.fr...nce-des-bises/


I am a French male, and I do this kiss-greeting to my father, to my closest French friends (male and female), when we meet again after a long time of separation. Nothing wrong with that in my view That's part of my culture.

/Paul
the map looks like an influenza or gastroenteritis propagation map
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:40
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If its ok with you, will just shake hands this evening?
Actually medical researchers say that kissing is much less likely to spread infection than hand shaking.
So to be on the safe side......
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the map looks like an influenza or gastroenteritis propagation map
with all those frenchie types kissin' each other it probably is ( sorry Paulus )
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Don't happen to kiss many man now, unless direct family, or friends in Turkey..other then that.. oh and the French fella's, they love to kiss also.

However under friends, (unless french) we rarely or don't kiss.

Hug maybe, handshake yes..
Every hours the title is changing.... at the end of the day it will be From the kiss to the old blo* J*b...

When I moved in turkey, I was quite surprise to see men kissing each others and even more to see them walking in the street holding each other's arms. In a no homo way.

Not happening in North America...
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