i am curious about how much you touch. i was reared in the manner that the only way a man would touch a woman was to greet her with a kiss-kiss on each cheek. Men would only be limited to a handshake. My upbringing was of the most repressed waspy variety. when on my own, i decided to break from that and make like my european friends and give a big hug, embrace of welcome. this causes consternation among people that were brought up as i was but i figure since we were brought up to not touch, why not give a big hug and kiss to those we are friends with? What do you think? I am all for a good welcome hug, embrace and kiss.