Have you got hugged at the end a first date that makes you think “that’s weird”?
Not all hugs are born equal. The way a guy hugs you can definitely shed lights on how he feels about you.
Slightly different ways of hugs may have completely opposite meanings. What he is not telling you verbally is already shown in the body language.
Wondering if he’s into you? These are the 9 most common types of hugs and what they mean.
1. The one-arm hug
A one-arm hug is that he hugs you with only one of his arms while slightly turning his body to one side.
As opposed to a full hug, a one-arm hug might indicate that he’s still holding back in your relationship and is reluctant to get “too intimate”. This could mean that he treats you as a good friend.
If you get a one-arm hug after the first date, don’t lose hope yet. This could be because he’s nervous and just doesn’t want to cross the line too early.
But if you keep getting the same type of hugs after hanging out for a few times, you should reconsider if you are better off as friends.
2. A full hug with uninterrupted eye contact
Have you ever been in a hug where you two grabbed each other and kept fiery eye-contact? This type of hug is the symbol of strong physical and soulful connection.
In other words, you may have found your soulmate and he feels the same. Your bond is unbreakable. When you two are intensely hugging each other, it seems like everything else disappears.
3. The ragdoll hug
If you give someone a hug and all you get back is an unresponsive cold shoulder, things may be tumbling down.
It may indicate that the other person is not willing to go further in your relationship. It could also mean that he is intimidated by the affection you show towards him.
If you get a ragdoll hug from your date or your crush, it’s time to take a step back before giving out your heart.
But if it’s from your Significant Other, chances are he may be holding a grudge or the fire between you two has faded. It’s time to talk things through or make extra efforts to rekindle.
4. A dive-in hug
Has he ever buried his head in your arms while holding you tight by the waist?
This hug usually happens between couples that have been together for a long time. It’s a perfect demonstration of trust and attachment, just like the way our parents hug us.
When he hugs you in this way, he may be having a rough time in his life. He’s turning to you for comfort and the sense of security. He believes that you will be there for him no matter what.
5. The Slow Dance
Remember the dance you had with your boo that you wish would never end? You wrapped your hands behind his neck. He put his arms at your waist and gently pulled you closer.
If you still hug this way, the romance is still going strong as ever.
6. The Pat Hug
Watch out, girls. A hug with gentle but unnecessary pats on the back may be a signal of you getting friend zoned. If he is trying to show signs of a crush, he may squeeze you a bit in a hug or simply hugging you longer.
Patting on the back shows friendship and acknowledgment rather than romance.
If you keep getting the pat hug from someone you like, he may want you as a friend more than a lover.
7. A surprise hug from the back
This is also called the Protector hug.
If a guy surprises you with a heartwarming hug from the back, you may have found a keeper!
He loves you whole-heartedly and truly cares about your feelings. He wants to be your solid back. Simply grab his arms in response and enjoy the moment of intimacy.
8. The lifting hug
Has he ever hugged you so tight like he was almost trying to lift you off the ground? This hug doesn’t happen very often but when it does, oh girl, he misses you!
He may give you this kind of hug when you’ve not seen each other for some time. If you are in a long distance relationship and he gives you the lifting hug in a reunion, your love is here to last.
9. The London Bridge
London Bridge is falling down, and it’s falling down for a reason. When two people are doing a London Bridge hug, at least one of them is trying to stay away from the other one.
This type of hug is super awkward and somehow hilarious. But it definitely shows that the relationship is not heading the good way or there’s bad blood between the two.
So that’s it. Next time when you want to tell how a guy feels about you, pay attention to the way he hugs you.
If you like him, hug him and let him know! We all can use some more hugs, right?