For those of us way on the other end of the tied knot, it can be easy to forget the delicate nuances involved in timing and initiating that first hand-hold in a new relationship. These are high stakes here. Blow the timing or technique here could doom an otherwise promising relationship.
The ranks of Mormon dadhood might experience some growth, thanks to a recent posting, “Holding Hands,” in The RMTC (The Returned Missionary Training Center). The post not only helps the recently returned missionary recognize the timing cues, it offers a technique, which derives its name from that masterpiece Kung Fu Panda, for how to float that hand-holding trial balloon.
“The Wushi Finger, (aka the pinky brush) is used to determine whether someone is interested in holding your hand. It requires you to ever so slightly brush your hand against your dates hand. It needs to be fluid — no ferreting around in pursuit of your date’s hand. The point of the Wushi Finger is to allow your date a chance to politely decline by moving her hand away in a subtle manner.”
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