Cheek Kissing (was Re: [LMB] Touching)

Agnes Charrel-Berthillier agnes at
Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:04:01 -0800

Quoting The Woman With No Name <incognita at>:

> I hit on a variant of this when I spent a semester in France.  In some
> circles, you do the hug and one kiss on each cheek (totaling two), in
> some you repeat it for a total of four.

Yes about the 2 (or 3, or 4) kisses, but there is no hug involved in this (well, 
maybe one hand on the shoulder if the person is really taller than you are). 
Hugs are for family and very close friends only.