MALE PERSPECTIVE ON HOLDING HANDS By Mitchell Odhiambo

In a world where kisses and hugs are generously on offer in the streets, in...


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Mitchell OdhiamboIn a world where kisses and hugs are generously on offer in the streets, in the public squares, between strangers, lovers are left with one sacred action to demonstrate true love; Holding hands.  

To hold someone’s hand is to offer them affection, protection or comfort. It is a way to communicate that you are off the market. Practically speaking, it is an efficient way to squeeze through a crowd without losing your partner. People do it during vigils, marches, weddings and funerals.

Gentlemen will reckon the most basic human need is to belong  and when the woman in his life wraps her palm over his or uses her cosy hands to embrace his biceps he has an implosion of joy, what better way to boost a man’s ego. Silently and most assuredly you just told him “You’re the man”

Growing up Dad and/or Mum held our hands to help us up a cliff, through rugged terrain, to comfort us before the doctors injection etc. Psychologically, it did something to us. Let me tip you off ladies, when you take a hold of a man’s hands, he will call you “babe” all you want.

If he lets you or even better initiates the sacred hand holding, he’s into you. Nothing mystic in this thing. He just let you through his personal boundaries. If you are a keeper, keep him. If you’re a home builder, you just laid the foundation.

Touch is what we all need. Look at it, it’s a tradition. After you have made your vows, for better or worse, he will walk you down the aisle while your hands are locked together. Hold him if you can. 

Welcome to a man’s world. From Mitchell Odhiambo  To get a female perspective on this, please click link below to read my colleague Beryl’s perspective – http://goo.gl/F3k8QJ 

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