Q. Is there a rule of thumb for which check a gentleman should kiss when greeting a woman in a social setting?
A. First put forward your right cheek to the right cheek of the one you are greeting. You then pull back slightly and proffer your left cheek. This should help you avoid the embarrassing bobbing of heads as you move toward one another from the wrong side. You don’t actually kiss the person’s cheek – which is where the term “air kissing” came from.