If you are being introduced to a woman, always let her take the lead in whether or not you shake hands. This tip is for all cultures, even the U.S. A man should always wait to see if the woman extends her hand or simply says “hello”. It is her choice whether she shakes hands or not. In some cultures, women do not shake hands with men. By following this simple tip, you will be less likely to make a cultural faux pas (French for “false step”).
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