Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 3 months ago

Is someone is visibly upset is a quick taps on their shoulder or upper arm ok? To reassure? Do not want to give the wrong impression?

Do not want them to think I am being

Condescending, innappropriate and do not want them to think i am “interested” in them sexually.

It is for reassurance..

When do you know it is ok to do this?


Am talking about people you know, not random strangers..

 I am aware some hate this which is why i ask..

Update 2:

Another top answer pearl.

Update 3:

Please no troll answers..

6 Answers

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Best to keep your sticky fingers to yourself.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    depends on who the person is

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Unless they're a blood relative don't touch them. 

  • -
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You need to follow social distancing protocol, not ignore it.  Don't do it at all.

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  • 3 months ago

    If in doubt, don't.

    Sadly that's the only safe advice these days.

  • 3 months ago

    it depends on the person and if they feel comfortable with that

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