I know dogs do that to show affection but what does it mean if a cat likes to lick my hands??
Cats lick people to get other scents off of them. Then they replace it with their own scent, which is basically saying they own you. Cats licking is a sign of acceptance into their home.
I was sure cats lick people to show their affection like dogs!
It can be so but cats are overall much less inclined to lick people out of affection than dogs.
I think all of you are right. They are doing it for both reasons. To show affection and to make you smell like you usually do