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15 Ways Of Hugs That Say A Lot About Your Relationship

By Nenad Dojcinovski, 20 May 2018

Hugs don’t seem to be an important part of a relationship. We live in a time where you basically hug everyone you know. Which means that hugs lost that special meaning and you need something more intimate to express your love.

But that doesn’t mean that hugs can’t say a lot about your relationship. They’re still an important form of expressing emotions with each other. Especially when it comes to strong emotions, positive or negative.

Things in the bedroom could be perfect, but if you’re in a public place and you get that chill hug from your partner, there might be something wrong.

It’s important to know the meanings of hugs you share with your partner. The list you’re about to see will help you to understand the meaning of different hugs and how to deal with them.

1The end of the world type of a hug

This is the ultimate hug. If this is how your partners hugs you, you know you’re in a serious relationship. It usually happens when you haven’t seen your partner in a while. But it’s also a sign of stable and serious relationship.

The ultimate hug

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2Hugs without much contact

This is how we usually hug with friends, and not even best friends. There’s has to be a contact between you and your partner. It’s not like we always have to demand “the end of the world” type of a hug, but loosing contact is a bad sign.

Hugs without much contact

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3Legs wrapped around your waist

Ohhh, the famous Hollywood hug that defines the peak of true love. Whenever this hug occurs, we usually feel like the world is spinning around us. The only thing missing is a cool soundtrack in the background to make things even more romantic.

Legs wrapped around your waist

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4The "one-way" street hug

It’s not really a hug when only one person is doing all the hugging. Technically, it is a hug but without any emotion. There’s a problem if you’re the one doing all the hugging and your partner is just standing still.

One-way street hug

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5Hugs and eye contact

Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? These type of hugs make you feel young again. They often happen at the beginning of a love story, and it’s all about connection. But even if you’re dating for a while and you’re still doing this with a partner, this means that you guys have reached the level of most intimate way of hugging.

Hugs and eye contact

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6The side/buddy hug

This is not the strongest hug out there, but there’s plenty of emotions involved. It’s also known as the buddy hug, but in a romantic way. It means that your partner is also your best friend, and isn’t that the ultimate relationship goal?

The side/buddy hug

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7The typical back hug

The back hug it’s quite similar to the side hug. It is a small touch with a lot of meaning. It’s usually performed by the gentleman, and it shows that there’s security and trust in the relationship. The ladies feel safe when there’s someone trustworthy behind their back.

The typical back hug

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8The Pampered Hug

There’s no real romantic meaning connected to the pampered hug. Tapping someone’s back is a typical sign of respect. It means that you care for someone, but probably not in a romantic way. Guys (and girls) stuck in the friend-zone are more familiar with the pampered hug.

The Pampered Hug

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9Not so romantic Pervert Hug

Guys can go wild sometimes, and that’s ok as long as it’s not in a public place. Well, it’s not against the law to grab your girlfriend’s ass in the public, but it makes you look like a pervert in a way. And of course we all know the meaning of the “pervert” hug.

Not so romantic Pervert Hug

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10The careless hug

Careless doesn’t mean you don’t care about the hug or the person you’re hugging. It means that you don’t care about what the people around you think. It’s not like the pervert hug, because in this case, love makes you oblivious to the world around you…and that’s as good as it gets.

The careless hug

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11The ultimate friendship hug

This is not a whole hug. It’s more like half a hug, but it still means something. It’s a walking hug, when the arm goes around the neck. Like we mentioned above, this is the ultimate friendship hug. It’s not attention-grabbing but it still means that you care for someone.

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12The ultimate friendship hug 2

It’s pretty much the same as the ultimate hug 1, but in this case, you both have arms around each other. One goes around the neck and the other one could go in the pocket, just like the picture above.

Ultimate friendship hug

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13Leaning Tower of Pisa hug

You probably never thought you would find a meaning in a hug through the Tower of Pisa. If there’s a gap of couple inches between each other's feet when a hug occurs, it means that you’re not close at all with that person. You’re just hugging for the sake of it.

Leaning Tower of Pisa hug

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14The unnatural robot hug

The robot hug is often seen when a sports event is finished and the players are paying respect to each other. The loser of the event is probably not in the mood for hugs, but that’s sort of the rule. But sports events aside, the robot hug could work if you see your ex at a party while you’re with your new partner.

Unnatural robot hug

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15The suffocating hug

If you had a tough day or something went wrong, you probably will perform the suffocating hug on your partner. Because you know that he/she is there for you, just like you’re there for them. Even if you don’t want to talk about your bad day, the suffocating hug is all the clues they need to read your mood.

The suffocating hug

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