Brits are waving goodbye to the handshake.

(The good old handshake is becoming a thing of the past in the UK, as it is now considered ‘outdated’ and even ‘unhygienic’.

According to a study commissioned by soap firm Radox, one in five of us feel shaking hands is ‘too formal’, and 42% said they would only do it in a business context. Almost 50% of us are using alternative ways to greet each other with 16% prefering a continental-style peck on the cheek and nearly a third opting for a hug.)

PS – We have been discussing this on the forum since 2006.