I self concede that I am a friendly person, I particularly don't have much of "restriction" when it comes to social contact,I get along with people very easily but then again what I thought was normal, was not perceived as "etiquette right" as far as my lovely wife is concerned.
You see,sometimes when I am in the company of my lady friends, a normal social setting of let say,chit chatting over some beers, some dinners,where I can be excitedly engaging with my lady friends with some kind of conversation,it could be their sharing of their sadness,frustration or some laughter.....and I admittedly do have this tendency of..
I would for example,giving them some gentle pats on their hand or some,"not at all ill intended" pats on their shoulders,as a gesture of saying,"hey I am your friend, I care' or "i really enjoy your company" . I was tipped off by my lovely wife,just the other night when was having some good times with my good friend and his partner.
Seriously speaking,to me my gestures were not at all "otherwise motivated" , it was plainly a normal gestures of being a friend,you see may be I am a little bit open minded in that sense of being social animal,I mean if I could give a hug to some of my lady friends,I don't think I should be labelled as someone of wanting to "take advantage" of my lady friends.
Am I crossing the line?
P/S : I guess I am still learning