8 Types Of Hugs And Their Meanings


hugsHugs are by far the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. When you are hugged you feel good and pretty much safe. Hugs are one of the best ways to define relationships, friendships and love. It is not really a display of affection but rather a portrayal of affection. Relationships need touch and feel for them to grow.

Hugs are the basic while kisses are the next step. Of course, here we are not just talking about the hugs that are pretty intimate leading to the next level of physical intimacy, but talking about the various hugs that explore the beauty of relationships at various levels.

Hugs have a variety of meanings associated with them. How you hug defines the meaning of the hug and also the definition of your relationship. Let’s assume you are dating and wish to know what kind of hug is your beau giving you and the meaning attached to it. Then here are the various types of hugs that will help you understand the dating stage you are in and how the other person is defining your relationship. This is a complete illustrated list of eight types of hugs and their meanings. Hopefully they should be of good help to you.

The Buddy Type of Hug

When your friend wraps you from the side and slaps your back that is a buddy hug. It is generally a “we are friends” kind of hug. This hug, when you receive from your date, it simply means that he/she is not planning to move ahead of the friend zone with you.

The Sleepy Shoulder Type of Hug

This is a pleasant moment for both the guy and the girl. You are both wrapped into each other’s arms and the girl rests her shoulder on your head. If this is happening, it is the sleepy shoulder hug wherein the girl is communicating that she feels safe and secure when in your arms.

Polite Kind of Hug

In other words, this is a formal hug. This is more like a hug just for the sake of it. You both will hug each other while attempting not to touch each other. There would be a polite smile on the face while hugging. If you are experiencing something similar than it is either because there is a lot of nervousness owing to this being the first date or there is a feeling of disassociation as you don’t want the date to go anywhere.

The Bear Kind of Hug

This is one of the best illustrations of hug. It is when you both are absolutely delighted to see each other after a long time and don’t wish to leave the other, that this hug occurs. It happens when you have missed your partner and just can’t wait to get into his/her arms. The bear hug is the tightest hug possible.

Quickie Type of Hug

One of those type of hugs where you quickly squeeze the other into a hug and move on to the other direction. Well, this hug is all because of the excitement that the path the other is moving on to brings to him/her. This is not a bad kind of hug but just relates the excitement while bothered of not wanting the other to feel left out.

Unreciprocated Hug

This hug is dreaded by one and all. While you are hugging the other person stands like a statue with his/her hands down. This means either the other person has lost interest in you or never thought much of you.

Snuggle Type of Hug

While in front of the TV or a fireplace, when you are snuggled into each other’s arms, comes out the most beautiful hug. This simply means you want to stay close to each other and don’t want to spoil the moment.

Squeeze Hug

This is a passionate hug, the thank you hug, the happy hug! It conveys a lot of messages but is felt deep within and is one of the most emotional hugs.