I too think Facebook has "cheapened" the like. We like everything now. I remember the first time I went to click that silly thumbs up, I wondered, "How do I know if I'll like this two weeks from now? I'm putting this on the Internet, it feels so final." Now I giggle that I even thought that!
While I see that electronic communication - of all types has it's value, I do see where the face-to-face seals the relationship. Do I call that a handshake friend? Not sure. It seems...........kinda a male term. ;)
Great ost! :)
@connectyou Interesting, I never thought of "handshake" having a gender identification.
As I mentioned to Mallie, I don't think it's to be taken literally. The gist is as you say; face to face seals the relationship if there is a symbolic handshake, an action that expresses mutual commitment to a shared goal.
Of course, if you're uncomfortable with a handshake, I hear "a kiss on the hand can be quite continental". :-)