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06 Oct 2008, 6:18 pm

Do you love to kiss the hand of your partner?



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06 Oct 2008, 6:30 pm

haven't done it in decades. If done right, it's probably seen as sweet. Only one way to find out.



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07 Oct 2008, 9:30 am

I do it occasionally. Usually when we're holding hands already.



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07 Oct 2008, 11:23 am

Kissing hands always reminded me of Columbus or some other king-and-country explorer kissing the royal hand before they set out.



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07 Oct 2008, 11:42 am

I'm female and tend to do this a lot... mostly if we're walking and don't want to stop, or if we're sitting in a position where his hands are there but kissing his face would require moving/turning around/effort. Don't know whether he likes it or not. I'll have to find out now.



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07 Oct 2008, 7:01 pm

In most of Europe, kissing a woman's hand is quite common. It's more of an honor gesture than a romantic gesture. Most commonly, it's done in romantic situation, but also when giving her an award, especially for academic or performance achievements. It's not so common in business settings. Now, the custom of kissing a woman's hand is becoming less popular, but it's still recognized.

In the US, kissing a woman's hand is far less common, although people familiar with European culture will understand its meaning. Generally, this gesture fits in well in classical art, theatre, high culture, and Renaissance fair settings. In many other situations, especially among younger people, it may seem out of place and over the top.



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07 Oct 2008, 9:48 pm

Haha that bring back memories. I used to do that in middle school ... thought it would be all unique and chivalrous ... pleasure to meet you style ... sadly it only worked maybe one out of every fifteen ... but when it did oh many was it funny ... usually she would blush.

I was silly like that :roll:


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07 Oct 2008, 11:49 pm

I have never kissed anyone's hand before, nor do I have the desire to do so. When a person kisses my hand, my first instinct is to wipe their kissy off on my trousers.



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08 Oct 2008, 12:20 am

I have done it before. Do I love to do it? Not particularly the act of kissing it but I love the hand so I kiss it occassionally. :lol:


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08 Oct 2008, 12:48 am

Very much so.


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08 Oct 2008, 9:51 am

Give me thine hand and I shall I shall gladly pucker it up my lady.

Only time I've kissed a girl's hand was in middle school as part of a act. I liked it. (They didn't think I was going to it :lol: )


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