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Handshake, fist bump, high five, what's the difference?

iamjc 7 Apr 20

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I prefer not to shake hands or other touching in that respect.
I wash my hands often throughout the day, especially if I've been in public.

Depends on what I do or where I go, and access to doing so.
Two, three times at least.


Each is a valid form of greeting for different people. I know which to use with which friends.


A traditional handshake is personal. I use them to "seal" agreements all the time at work. A fist bump means pretty close to nothing.


Ease of disease transmission.


I don't do any of those.

@MrLizard Nope.


I prefer just a nod in my general direction.


The "Handshake" was original a way of showing you did not have a weapon.

Coldo Level 8 Apr 21, 2018

Originally, the shaking of hands was to show there was no weapon, then became a formal greeting. It also was used in making deals. Fist bumps, I think were started by gangs then made its way into the music industry, from there it was adopted by germaphobes as an alternative to handshakes and high fives. High fives began with kids to celebrate then spread to the masses. 🙂

Betty Level 7 Apr 21, 2018

Well put!!


a handshake comes from times when people carried weapons a lot and is a sign of trust. from being sectioned in my case anyway, I found a fist bump something the staff did rather than shake my hand.


High fives are for people who were spawned by shit demons

HILARIOUS comment - The Golgothan lol


@Nickbeee yeah one of my favourite films


degree of touching


A handshake could be considered more formal, whereas the other two are more casual.


Depends on what movie people have seen recently.


Hand shake is more intimate . Fist bump is for germophobes . High fives are definitely a celebration

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