I have one important commetn to add about hugging and waying I love you.... Normally, most Americans regard acts of affection such as hugging and/or saying "I Love you" as an occasional occurance also. It is not something we all do to one another wherever we go with whomever we meet. We also save those gestures and comments for those whom we are truly close too. Too most of those who tend to act in this manner often....I couldn't agree more with Dana...or many Czechs for that matter...being overly-affectionate is quite fake and artificial...you ae like a young puppy. when that woman acts so proud of her licky pet, beware when she says's "Isn't he cute?" as the dog licks your face and arms and jumps to your lap...the dog may be young and well on it's way to being spoiled. Me and 10 of my friends may need a hug, but we don't wish to be slobbered upon.