In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, I respond to a listener question about handshake etiquette for girls.

I don’t think there is a “right” or “wrong,” but I do think there is a “best.”

There are a couple of schools of thought here:

  • One is the old-school “debutant” school of thought:
  • Women go to college to find a husband.
  • Everything a woman does should be geared toward a wife and homemaker.
  • I don’t know if there is anything more important than that, but there are definitely other things that may be equally important.

With the way our world works today, I don’t think a woman shaking hands should offend anyone.

  • For the most part, professional women shake hands.
  • What looks really strange, though, is when a woman doesn’t know what to do.

I’ve taught my boys that there are many people who will not expect a handshake from them because of their age.

  • I see many surprised (and delighted) faces when by boys reach their hands out and say, “nice to meet you” to adults.
  • To a huge degree, how you treat your wife or husband will create a baseline for your children’s expectations as they grow up.

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Direct download: ITL143_Whats_the_Correct_Handshake_Etiquette_for_Girls.mp3
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