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I've noticed I've started touching people more when I talk to them. Sorry everyone.
I rarely touch people I am not sexually involved with (or about to be in a totally non-rapey way, you know what I mean)
It's just how I am
I might give people a hug upon greeting. Depends who you are though.
In this thread, I just mean touching someone on the arm or shoulder when I'm talking to them.
do you reckon there's a part of a person you've not touched? like, you you reckon you've ever touched another persons behind-the-ear orifice?
I think we're about to find out that plaso has gills!
the crevice behind your earlobe where your ear lobe and head/face meet
obvs you've touched YOURSELF here (wayHEY) but what about someone else?
yeah like if you've ever given someone a decent neckrub you'll have hit the muscle just below that, right?
Also depends on amount of drink
pretty easy to read body language and see who would respond well to a hug or something and who would rather it was a handshake or nothing.
Not often though, and I certainly don't do the whole shoulder pat/hand on forearm lark. That's too far.
Not the same thing. Hugging someone at a socially appropriate time is completely different from what the OP is talking about. Handsy is the forearm grab when you laugh, hands on the shoulders when you walk up behind someone who is sitting, etc
I'm not handsy AT ALL.
I'd say it's an extension of being tactile + ok with contact though. plenty of people aren't 'huggy' types. The people I read as people who I hug, I may sometimes also do the odd inadvertent touch etc too.
its probably more natural.
I just wish it as acceptable for people to comb though each others hair looking for stuff
who delightfully denounced most brits as 'too gay with their hands'
Wanking off other men?
they aren't a very "expressive" people