Is the American Handshake Changing?

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    Aug 02, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    So I tried to find a video of what I've been seeing more and more of at the gym lately. It's a like quick shake then a slap....very fast ...nothng like the exagerated ones I saw online. It's practices accross all races but almost enitrely done by the younger straight guys with buds they run into or haven't seen in a while. I'll admit, it looks pretty cool and more expressive than the handshake you'd give at a job interview. Anybody else notice this?

    BTW: There are some pretty damn funny examples when I was searching for vids.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    How do you know they're straight?
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    You outgrow quirky shakes at some point. I can't remember the last time I exchanged in one.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidHow do you know they're straight?


    Because my gym requires all us gay guys wear pink.... kind of makes the straight guys stand out more.
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    Aug 02, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    FloridaCarFan saidIt's a like quick shake then a slap


    Wait.... you're talking about a handshake right? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    FloridaCarFan said
    paulflexes saidHow do you know they're straight?


    Because my gym requires all us gay guys wear pink.... kind of makes the straight guys stand out more.
    How do you know they're not lying?
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    Aug 02, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidYou outgrow quirky shakes at some point. I can't remember the last time I exchanged in one.


    My skydiving buddies and I have a handshake that we give each other for good luck before every exit. Never too old to have a little fun. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    If you're gonna shake hands, do it right:

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    Aug 02, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIf you're gonna shake hands, do it right:



    They missed the step where they have anal sex.
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    FloridaCarFan said I'll admit, it looks pretty cool and more expressive than the handshake you'd give at a job interview.


    It does, and it's fun with friends. I like to see it. But with so many variations, you never know what to expect with casual introductions. It can be sort of awkward. I like the minimalist, fist bump.
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said
    Art_Deco saidIf you're gonna shake hands, do it right:



    They missed the step where they have anal sex.


    It all happened so fast. You have to watch it in SloMo
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said
    Ariodante saidYou outgrow quirky shakes at some point. I can't remember the last time I exchanged in one.


    My skydiving buddies and I have a handshake that we give each other for good luck before every exit. Never too old to have a little fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm a boring friendless grownup D:
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    My buddies, mostly my old frat bros; we do a quick sort of hand slap. Probably similar to what the OP was describing. Or if its someone we havent seen in a while, we do the hand slap and pull the other person in for one arm hug. Its more of a familiar thing, you don't do anything other then the boring standard robot handshake when you go to a job interview though.
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidMy friends and I cock slap each other in the face. It helps with our vertical jumping abilities.


    Video or it didn't happen..... icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    I'm a little germaphobic about hand shaking :p

    andd back on topic....
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    THE DAP lol
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 02, 2011 8:35 AM GMT
    Yes the normal male to male handshake in north america has changed, largely from an afro-american influence, i.e. those cool black guys! The business handshake is still the same silly ritual. The friend handshake can now also entail a hug and a slap on the back, a nuckle bump, the hugging of the fists between the bodies with the big body hug. There are many variables, but the genetalia doesn't come into close contact or even the proximity of a contact. That's an unwritten rule it seems. Well at least the str8 guys are touching each other. It's a start!
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    Aug 02, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    I prefer this...icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    I work in state politics and during campaign season, you shake a BILLION hands of people who may or may not be washing their hands. (I am not a candidate, but there are so many events and people you meet it is unavoidable.)

    I fist bump whenever I can because while I am not OCD, I get sick to my stomach after a while thinking about all of the germs I am picking up. Purel and I are best friends during these events.

    I dont know if this is on topic or not... but thought we were sharing...