I wanna hold your hand! May 19, 2010 12:36 PM   Subscribe

This question made me wonder: how common is it for friends of the opposite sex to hold hands?

I personally can not fathom holding hands with a man I'm not currently dating, but there were quite a few comments on the thread from people who say they hold hands with their opposite sex friends all the time, and it's totally platonic.

I guess I'd like to see what the consensus is. Is it more common than I think? And for those who hold hands, is it cultural? (I'm in the U.S., Caucasian.) Or is it just cause that person is touchy-feely?
posted by too bad you're not me to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I think this is more of an AskMe question, but then once it's in AskMe it's sort of chatfiltery, so it should be deleted twice.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:39 PM on May 19, 2010 [27 favorites]

You've got a question. Put it in AskMe not here.
posted by Babblesort at 12:40 PM on May 19, 2010

I'm actually pretty happy I'm not you.
posted by gman at 12:41 PM on May 19, 2010

Shakespeherian, this is my first time using MeTa. I thought it would be too chatfiltery on AskMe...so does my curiosity have to go un-quenched?
posted by too bad you're not me at 12:44 PM on May 19, 2010

Yeah, not sure there's any reason for this to be in Metatalk (it's not exactly a mefi-specific side-question). If you want to ask it on AskMe, I think that'd be okay as long as the focus is basically on "what kinds of regional/cultural variations exist re: platonic opposite-sex hand-holding" rather than "how do you feel about the idea".

So, if you'd like to give that a go, cool, but in any case I'm going to shut this down.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:46 PM on May 19, 2010

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