(This feature is in development.)
It is polite to greet someone before engaging in conversation.
To greet another person it is best to select the appropriate greeting. If you're certain the other person is if the same status or social standing as you, select "Bow" or "Curtsy". If the other person is of a higher status than yourself it would be wise to select "Deep Bow" or "Deep Curtsy". (Note: These animations are not currently implemented.) But, if the other person is of a lower status than yourself a simple "Nod" will do just fine.
We encourage you to do a little research on greeting customs in England during the Regency period. There was much nuance to the appropriate way to greet others and we hope to be able to capture some of this experience in Ever, Jane.
(After you greet another character they are added to your Journal, accessible from the Writing Desk. You can use the slider to set your level of affection for the person. This becomes an important factor for multi-player Stories.)