Is this the preferred way to greet each other? I can''t be the only one who has noticed this.
Where I live, almost everyone gives a peck on at least one cheek as a greeting.... sometimes the other cheek as well. No, I''m not in Europe.
I prefer to present my hole
NY? Try most cities with a large gay population.
I myslef prefer the masculine greeting of a firm handshake
Same in L.A. Lots of kissing hello.
Cannot stand the contrived, pretentious facial cheek kissing which New Yorkers do!%0D\
It is nauseating.
A single cheek kiss is acceptable. A double cheek kiss is bordering on nauseous territory. Air kisses of any kind is downright vomit inducing.\
We''re men, not Park Avenue ladies-who-lunch.
Oh, gawd, if only it was a cheek kiss! Half of the gays I encounter try to greet with a lip kiss.
1) left cheek\
2) right cheek\
3) air kiss (for the camera)
Where I live, gays grab each other by the balls when they greet each other.
OP where are you from and where have you never traveled to?
Oh god forbid two men should kiss each other! Self-loathing much, homos?
Are you fresh off the bus, OP? Gay men do this pretty much everywhere.
I''m from Philly
LOL Its not just gay men, EVERYONE here greets like that sweetie.
I will hug a friend when I meet them but damned if I''m going to kiss them on the cheeks. I''m not French and I don''t have a vagina.
Hello? I not gay. I kiss my man friends hello and bye. I hold hand when walk somewhere. What is problem?%0D\
Lawrence of Arabia Jr.
It isn''t official until New Yorkers do it!
I agree with r18.
Well, I think that''s a bit twee.
Gay friends don''t kiss at the Schuylkill Mall in Pennsylvania. They say hello.
I lived in SoCal and every gay is a kiss hello. Moved to Las Vegas and it is hesitant, mixed. Weird.
Is it just the effeminates who do this, or do regular guys do it too?
[quote]Cannot stand the contrived, pretentious facial cheek kissing which New Yorkers do! It is nauseating.\
I bet you''re the life of every party.
While the "kiss hello" is weird, I also hate the "hug hello" because it''s nothing but awkwardness.
I fart when I see my gays!
I tend to do whatever the fuck I feel like doing with a particular friend on a particular day in a particular setting.
I love the kiss hello. Oh, well.
Most women in NYC cheek kiss hello - on both cheeks.%0D\
Cannot stand it!%0D\
and it is really air kissing each cheek
I just moved to NYC from Boston, and this cheek kissing is really out of hand here. I think the CDC needs to come in and quarantine the area. Everytime I see this it says fake, shallow, please help my feeble mind expand beyond pretentiousness greeting nuances.
I hate the kiss hello/hug hello. I've had to tell people to stop greeting me that way. Luckily all my close friends are masculine enough to not pull this crap.
I slap their faces as a greeting
I hate this. And it's not New York Gays, it's white New York Gays. No black or latino gays I know do this. And they kiss on the lips.
I don't know where these whores' mouths have been, so I always turn my cheek.
I don't know when this started, but it needs to end.
Manhattan men might kiss hello, but you won't see it happen in the South Bronx, Brownsville in Brooklyn or Jamaica, Queens. In those neighborhoods the reaction would be ridicule or worse.
In my town, gay men fist each other hello.
When this one known whore I'm acquainted with saw me in Gym bar last weekend, he rushed over and kissed me on the lips. He has a rep as a total whore, so I don't know where that mouth has been. Ick-a-doodles! I would expect something like that in a place like Splash, but not in a place like Gym bar that attracts rugged, masculine guys. The reason I go to Gym bar over others is because it's really one of the few places in the city where masculine gay jocks/sports fans like me can generally avoid that type of phony affection.