'Hover hands' in Korea are a sign of good manners

'Hover hands' in Korea are a sign of good manners

In the West, 'hover hands' are typically associated with geeky and awkward guys, but in South Korea, it's apparently a sign of good manners.

'Hover hand' usually refers to instances where guys are captured on camera with their palms hovering over the girl's shoulder or waist, afraid of having any bodily contact.

According to an article in Kotaku, these are however termed 'manner hands' in South Korea and refer to moments when male celebrities resist touching female celebrities while taking photos together.

It can also be when celebs of the same sex deliberately avoid touching each other while posing for pictures.

The Korean press have even applauded the 'manner hands' gesture as it is seen as respectful.

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