The Way You Hug Someone Reveals An Enormous Amount About Your Relationship


A relationship is a beautiful thing to be in. The love that a couple share is inexpressible. But many times you may not realize but some problems pop in. They may be small and negligible, to begin with, but with time, they grow into a big strong mountain. The tight hug that you don’t want to let go also known as Deadlock. This type of hug implies a serious relationship and that you don’t want to get apart ever. Because at that very moment, all you care about is you and your partner, nothing else.

We are no relationship experts or counselors but we strongly believe that there few signs in every relation that if you notice, clearly indicates the problems in one’s relationship.One of such signs includes the way you hug. There are different kinds of hugs that suggest differents traits of a relationship.

“Hugging is, in fact, just an extended form of a fundamental human need: touch. An abundance of research has shown that skin-to-skin contact between a mother and newborn yields important physical and psychological benefits.” He continues that as we grow into adulthood, “The importance of touch does not diminish.”

Because hugs and physical contact are so important to who we are as human beings, and because we are all so drastically different, it comes as no surprise that there are actually so many different types of hugs. So it makes total sense that each type of hug can reveal a lot about the relationship between the two huggers. This exclusive look at hugs is extremely revealing. In fact, when I started paying attention to how I was hugging others, I was shocked by how accurate this was!

Scroll through below to see what your hugs reveal about your relationships.

1) Hugging like it’s the end of the world.  “(The Protector)”

If this type of hug persists even after a long time in your relationship then that’s something you should talk to your partner about. This hug is justified if you haven’t met each other for a long time now and you guys miss each other. But, it is frequent that means your partner has a fear of losing you or you are not giving enough security that your partner needs. The “Protector” is a hug that is all about a sense of security. The person behind wraps their arms around the waist of the person in front, providing stability and taking on a protective role.

This position shows a large amount of trust in the relationship and shows that taking care of one another is very important. “By covering your back, he’s conveying that he wants to shelter you.”

2) The Back Stroke

The Back Stroke is a hug that is all about reassurance. Each person rubs the back of the other person, reminding each other just how much they truly care.

This position is all about openness and vulnerability with one another. “The back is a very vulnerable part of the body. You can’t see your back, so being touched it is very startling.”

The Back Stroke is your way of providing comfort to your hug partner.

3) Hugging and maintaining eye contact “(The Eye-to-Eye)”

This is the most intimate way of hugging. This hug is all about the connection. Connecting your body and soul, as it is said, “eyes are the windows to the soul”. So if you hug like this often, then your relationship is rock solid. The “Eye-to-Eye” is a hug that is all about the connection of the soul. Whatever form this hug may take, maintaining eye contact is of the utmost importance.

This position is about deep love and personal kinship. In your relationship, you can see all the way into the depths of one another’s soul. Your connection is strong and likely unshakeable.

4) Hugging in your own world “(The Slow Dance)”

This is not any type of hugging, but what we mean is that hugging without caring about the world. If you hug your partner irrespective of where you are or without caring what the people around you think, and you forget about the world when you are hugging, then cheers you’re madly in love.

“The Slow Dance” is all about romance, romance, and more romance. One partner wraps their arms around the partner’s waist, while the other wraps their around the neck, harkening back to a high school dance kind of love.This hug is typical for young love or early love. Jasveer Singh Writes  “Unless I’m reading an assignment or doing a paper or taking a test, I’m thinking about you.”

However, if you are still hugging this way years into a relationship, that certainly means the romance is still alive.

5) Hugging with her legs wrapped around your waist. “(The Flying Hug)”

This hug suggests that there is a huge physical attraction between you two and that both the partners are really passionate about each other physically. If you and your partner hug like this often, we believe you have a very active life in your bedroom. The “Flying Hug” is a hug that is all about passion and lust. One partner straddles the other, either while sitting down or “flying” in mid-air.

Whether or not you also have a deeper connection, this position reveals that you constantly lust after one another physically. “Abbey Oye” author writes, “Sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love.”

You cannot help but leap into each other’s arms in a fit of passion. So even if your love doesn’t end up lasting, at least the physical relationship is good in the meantime.

6) The Rag Doll

The Rag Doll is a hug that is all about a one-way-street relationship. One person hugs the other as tightly as possible, while the receiver simply stands limply, like a “rag doll.”

This position shows a deep unbalance between the way you feel for each other. We all know the old saying, “Friendship is a two-way street.” Well, if that is true, then this probably isn’t a true friendship.

No matter how hard one person tries to make this relationship work, it really is impossible without some kind of reciprocation.

7) Hugging with minimal contact “(The London Bridge)”

Especially with the lower body apart. This is a warning sign, that either your partner is dejected about something regarding you or your partner is uncomfortable with you. Unless you guys had some dispute, you should be aware of this hug, as it means you or your partner don’t want to come close. The “London Bridge” is a hug that is all about keeping as much distance from one another as possible. Each person hugs with their upper body, while keeping their lower body quite far apart.

With a hug like this, you show that neither of you actually wants to be close to the other person. Some people are just not meant to be more than acquaintances.

8) The Deadlock Hug

The Deadlock is a body-crushing hug that almost borders on a fear of letting go. In this hug, both people intertwine themselves as tightly as they possibly can, squeezing out every last drop of air separating them.This position is about deep commitment and not wanting to be apart. Author Jasveer Singh writes, “Love should feel like a hand sewn quilt made by grandma, wrapping you up on a cold winter morning.”

By wrapping each other up in this way, you fear that letting the other person out of your embrace will somehow mean they will leave. You’d much rather stay with them right where you are.

9) The Half-Hug (“The Reach Around Hug”)

Also called the “Buddy hug” are usually two people who have done something together. This type of hug means that you are not only romantically involved with your partner but also you guys are best friends, if you find yourself hugging your partner like this more often then you have a very strong relationship.The Reach Around is about two people who are truly partners in crime. One person puts a single arm around the other’s shoulder for a kind of half-hug.

This hug is all about two people that are better off attached at the hip than attached romantically. “Abbey Oye” inspirationally writes, “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” When you use The Reach Around with a close friend, you are momentarily connecting yourselves together physically as tightly as you are connected emotionally.


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