How do you greet an Iranian woman?
Greetings may involve a handshake with the right hand only. Men and women generally will not shake hands unless the female outstretches her hand first and the man is willing to reciprocate the gesture. Iranian men commonly greet women by placing their hand over their heart and nodding/bowing gently.
What is considered rude in Iranian culture?
Burping and sniffing in front of others is considered rude. One should not touch people of the opposite gender unless they are very close family or friends. Therefore, one should gesture, touch people, or offer items using both hands together.
What behaviors are considered acceptable in Iran?
When it comes to social behavior, Iranian people express good respect, courtesy, and love in a public setting, especially in dealing with foreigners. They may behave more casually with family or friends. Wearing Hijab/scarf in public is challenging for foreign women.