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AshLeigh's avatar

Why do boys put their forehead against mine to say goodbye?

Asked by AshLeigh (16310points) June 3rd, 2011

I don’t get it.
It’s happened several times, with several different people. They always just rest their forehead against mine, and look at me, before they leave. Like why?

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MilkyWay's avatar

Maybe they like your eyes, and want to see them before they leave. Do you think you’ve got pretty eyes?

AshLeigh's avatar

They’re blue. So yes.

Nullo's avatar

@AshLeigh Your face isn’t exactly repulsive, either. I would guess that it’s a low-risk display of affection.
Best way to find out is to ask.

AshLeigh's avatar

Haha. I’m going to take that as a compliment. xD Thank you. :P
I suppose you’re right… Asking always helps. Haha.

AshLeigh's avatar

Half of my male friends? Highly unlikely.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@AshLeigh You never know… things can happen lol

AshLeigh's avatar

Haha. Yeah, I suppose. XD

_zen_'s avatar

Why do Inuit rub noses?

AshLeigh's avatar

It’s a traditional greeting… O.o

Prosb's avatar

@zen I doubt AshLeigh and half her male friends have created a whole new culture. =D
@AshLeigh That sounds bizarre, I’ve never heard of that happening in an instance other than two people who like each other . . . in that way. Maybe it’s just me, but I find the usual hug + kiss on the cheek with my female friends a lot less awkward.

Even playful wrestling with them seems less intimate than that, regardless of accidental layers of clothing lost. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, you have a male harem and didn’t even know about it?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I think they are just trying to find a way to touch you without making a direct pass.
My friend of mine calls them“Cop-a-feels” ;)

mazingerz88's avatar

Male teen hormones come a knockin on your forehead! ( if not then your forehead is magnetized ) : )

Dr_C's avatar

Are they just putting their foreheads against yours and giving you a brief look? or are they full-on eye-fucking you?

mrrich724's avatar

This is not uncommon in some cultures. Pheromones are a powerful thing, and when a guy smells your head (where lots of pheromones are gathered b/c of the oils on your scalp), or when they put their head to yours, they are unconsciously getting a little scent for the road.

It’s an attraction thing. You must have good genes.

AshLeigh's avatar

Yeah, I’m pretty sure we didn’t create a new culture…
A male harem? haha. Wow. xD Don’t think so.
Well that doesn’t make sense, because I’ve hugged these people before too. :P If they were trying to touch me, I doubt they’d go with forehead touching.
Oh yes. My forehead is totally magnetic. ;)
Well that’s mildly inappropriate. :P
Depends on the day, and the person. Like yesterday when it happened it was really intence. I was slightly frightened.
Yeah… Good genes. Haha.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

People do this when they think the other is sweet, adorable, easy to be affectionate with. Think of it like this, most people wouldn’t bump foreheads with Victoria Beckham who is rarely photographed with even a smidgen of a smile but her friend Katie Holmes is much more approachable and seems more “warm”. People like warm and approachable.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@AshLeigh -It’s as close to kissing without kissing.
Or…maybe they are just weirdos. XD

AshLeigh's avatar

My brother does it too, so…

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@AshLeigh….so…..beat the $hit out of him then. XD

josie's avatar

MInd meld

AshLeigh's avatar

Haha. That’s always good advice. :P But… No. xD

perspicacious's avatar

I think something is wrong with your friends. This sounds, well, Vulcanish.

AshLeigh's avatar

Haha. Although I highly doubt that, it made me laugh anyways. :)

mazingerz88's avatar

@AshLeigh Come to think of it, maybe that’s what foreheads are for. Could cavemen have done it as well?

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