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Old 02-19-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Rich Americans do the kiss on both cheeks thing. not so much the rest of us though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Another big quirk I find is females freely referring to their female friends as girlfriends and males? OMG! "I'm going out to the bar with my boyfriends tonite!" or "I'm sleeping over at my boyfriend's house tonite! No, no, no!!! My buddies, my buddies!

I've been to Italy, and seen some quick kisses there, and hand holding as well. I have say I was a bit taken back there, one time, to see two men, facing each other, and holding hands!

I had a Mexican roommate, one time, when excited, would quickly give me a hug followed by "I love you!"
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Another big quirk I find is females freely referring to their female friends as girlfriends and males? OMG! "I'm going out to the bar with my boyfriends tonite!" or "I'm sleeping over at my boyfriend's house tonite! No, no, no!!! My buddies, my buddies!

I've been to Italy, and seen some quick kisses there, and hand holding as well. I have say I was a bit taken back there, one time, to see two men, facing each other, and holding hands!

I had a Mexican roommate, one time, when excited, would quickly give me a hug followed by "I love you!"
Yeah I don't get that. Why the need to specify the gender of your friends unless it's relevant?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Rich Americans do the kiss on both cheeks thing. not so much the rest of us though.
Interesting, maybe it's less common in the States than Europe in general.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Rich Americans do the kiss on both cheeks thing. not so much the rest of us though.
Yes rhonyc did that. Personally I found it a bit false. They were trying to copy the french.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Another big quirk I find is females freely referring to their female friends as girlfriends and males? OMG! "I'm going out to the bar with my boyfriends tonite!" or "I'm sleeping over at my boyfriend's house tonite! No, no, no!!! My buddies, my buddies!

I've been to Italy, and seen some quick kisses there, and hand holding as well. I have say I was a bit taken back there, one time, to see two men, facing each other, and holding hands!

I had a Mexican roommate, one time, when excited, would quickly give me a hug followed by "I love you!"
I have never ever heard of a woman referring to her friends as men!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Europe
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I just say hello. Its actually seen as really bad kissing siblings. People would be talking behind your back its that bad.
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I agree with this except I don't have sisters but I still wouldn't kiss my female cousins (that are not young children)
My God... I didn't know it was like that. For me that sounds crazy, interesting cultural differences. lol
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I have only ever nose-kissed my own mother eskimo style haha. As for siblings I used to kiss my sister up until she turned about 10 years of age and after that it was just weird.

Hugging isn't an issue though regardless of sex for me.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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My God... I didn't know it was like that. For me that sounds crazy, interesting cultural differences. lol

Body contacts are very cold and distant in Anglo/Germanic world. That probably why, by contrast, they picture latin cultures as either "romantic", "flirteous" or "hot-blooded".
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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My God... I didn't know it was like that. For me that sounds crazy, interesting cultural differences. lol
And thats why i hate americans grouping us up.

Americans seem to have this view that brits are like french etc.
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