Norwegian men, hugs and alcohol

§ 37 You shall give male friends who you haven’t seen for a long time a half hug and a knock on the back

Man hugs need to be quick and not involve eye contact.

This does not apply when alcohol is involved. Full hugging is then allowed


This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in the book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"


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