I have started re-watching the Doctor Who reboot. And in the first episode the Doctor and Rose hold hand like 10 times. They are complete strangers. Why on earth would she do that? My only thought at this point is this is a European or British thing. I spent a few months in Africa and they would randomly hold hands with people they just met but I did not hear this was the case in UK as well.

Alternatively are the writers trying to show The Doctor as someone people just trust?

Or perhaps just trying to suggest Rose's instant infatuation with him?

P.S. In case it wasn't obvious from my cultural ignorance I'm American and in America only people in a romantic relationship or pre-teen girls hold hands.

  • I think that is not quite common in UK either (but I am from middle Europe, maybe I am ignorant too). But Doctor Is not just a some men, I think it is more likely to hold his hand than with most people. – TGar Jan 9 '17 at 20:16
  • @TGar Great point I added the idea to my question. – danielson317 Jan 9 '17 at 20:18
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    To the Doctor, humans are like children. He has to hold their hands, otherwise they'll wander off and run out into the street or something. – DaaaahWhoosh Jan 9 '17 at 20:36
  • @DaaaahWhoosh - or worse - get a normal life. – Gallifreyan Jan 9 '17 at 21:25
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    Weren't they running from something scary at the time? Or something along those lines? – Harry Johnston Jan 10 '17 at 1:03

Humans are very social creatures. And when our world comes crashing down, we start to seek solace with those around us, be it a stranger it a being that only holds the guise of humanity.

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