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so seriously, why dont men ever extend a handshake to women colleagues? I am always initiating it and feel like they think its funny that I do. anyone else have the same experience?

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For better or worse - business etiquette teaches men to only shake a woman's hand in business settings if it's offered. Men are mostly operating from their antiquated etiquette training they took one time in college. Not sure if colleges still address this or not

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Nope, never an issue, always shake a female colleague’s hand (sometimes a hug also).

I am a female and never was denied my firm hand shake while never breaking eye contact.

Apparently no sense of humor on this thread. lol #MeToo

Yes!!

#MeToo why do men seem to avoid shaking hands with us?! Are they afraid of being accused of something indecent?!

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