Thoughts on hugging co-workers? Never in a work setting, but as a part of every hello at a firm connectivity event. I’m a female, but don’t feel weird about it. Should I?

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Americans are so weird. I hug everyone I like. Men and women.

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I. Hate. Hugs.

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I hate it. I live far from family and am now very cognizant of human touch. Sounds depressing but it definitely can make people feel weird depending on their situation/life habits.

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Yep ACD2 Americans are weird. I moved from overseas and want to double kiss cheek everyone. Hugs are nice. Creepy hugs not so much. But omg human touch is okay!

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Yes, being human is awkward sometimes with all that touching and interacting.

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You should only feel weird about it if YOU feel weird about it, not if a bunch of other people try and make that decision for you.

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I don’t like how every interaction, a male shakes another mans hand as a hello and then hugs and kisses me on the cheek. No matter what man at an event- without fail

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I like to hug and linger

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Isn’t this exact same thread happening a few posts down? Feels like deja vu!

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I only like hugs from people I’m close with. Can’t stand being hugged by acquaintances.

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I like hugs. We need more of them. Just don’t be creepy and linger

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I hug people whom I appreciate, respect, love. Human touch is good for the soul.,

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I’m definitely not American...

Acd1, wasn’t talking about you in particular but let met me guess... are you English? German?

Yeah ACD ans SrCw1 i used to hug and kiss cheeks with everyone. Normal in my country even if you don't know someone. Something that really bothers me is saying goodbay without a hug. People just say "bye" and leave.

So many people proud not to be Americans.

I love hugging people when I know it won’t go well with them. Not when anything is on the line of course but just to trigger them. It’s highly amusing

No thanks. #american

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