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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 week ago

Is it a catch-22 deciding whether to first acknowledge a woman or a man in a couple?

I’ve witnessed men get criticized for acknowledging the woman first due to the perception of it being due to sexual attraction.

I’ve also witnessed men get criticized for acknowledging the man first due to the perception of it being due to sexism - not respecting the woman.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Generally you'd first acknowledge the one you already know or the one your host is introducing you too. Although there is an unwritten rule of etiquette that a woman should first acknowledge the woman and a man should first acknowledge the man. This is to dispel any notion that either is making some kind of romantic play. 

  • 1 week ago

    Mrs Markle first.

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