We meet our friends, family and even new acquaintances with a hug and a kiss; anything else is considered rude.
Yes, we are like that! Living in North Europe is often, literally and figuratively, cold.
Interesting article and research about ‘personal space’ in different cultures, highlighting Argentinian ‘kiss and hug’ culture:
I wonder if there is more research done regarding the way this customs affect our quality of life and relate to social anomalies like loneliness and depression.