Is there a proper way for two dudes to hug? Yes, according to the August ’11 Reader’s Digest:
“Step 1: Clasp his hand as if to arm-wrestle. Pull him toward you.
Step 2: Quickly turn your face 45 degrees to the left. He should do the same.
Step 3: Give him at most three hearty pats on the back, as if you’re burping a baby. Keep all body contact above the waist.
Step 4: Push back, release your grip, smile with embarrassment, and pretend it never happened.”
If you can’t pretend it never happened, at least bring up your favorite sports team to reignite testosterone counts. —Becky Holman