When you place it in my hand, I really rather it not be limp. I much prefer the feel of a firm one. And if I’m holding yours extra firmly, I’m not coming on to you, I just like you.
Shaking hands when greeting;
I shake hands when greeting someone for the first time in most instances and always when conducting business. Following greetings with that person, I would say “Gidday” or “Hi, how you” but most likely not offer a handshake. If I’m meeting someone who I consider from a different country or a religion that might not shake hands, I take their lead. If they put out their hand, I shake it. If they put their hands together and bow, I do the same.
I would say I have a firm grip as do 99% of the men’s hands I would shake. But when I’m given a limp hand or the tips of someone’s fingers… I cringe. I sense than the majority of women whose hands I have shaken, do not feel comfortable with the practice. The most common action I receive from woman is the offering of the tips of their fingers, palm facing down, with their arm stretched out. I’m not sure if they want me to shake their hand or kiss the top of it.
It’s really creepy when a guy gives you limp one. I’m just stay…. and please, if you have a soft shake.. that’s fine… be proud of who you are and don’t let my preference offend you in any way. As I may like peas, you may prefer beans.