These 9 Types of Hug Will Shed Light on Your Relationship

Not every man can easily express his feelings verbally. Luckily, body language can help.

Do you want to know what hugs could tell you about your relationship? Bright Side has found out. Read on.

1. The hug from behind

A strong embrace from behind says that the hugger is ready to protect you from all hardships and is not afraid of responsibility. He is a true knight, and next to him you will definitely feel safe.

2. The hug at the waist

Even if the man hasn’t confessed his feelings to you yet, this embrace speaks for itself. He is unarmed before you and wants to spend as much time together as possible. But be careful: these men are often quick to fall in and out of love.

3. The hug with a pat on the back

This hug is more common for friendships than for romantic relationships. If you are just friends now, then romance is unlikely: your friend will support you and hear you out, though. And if you are in a relationship and this is the only hug you experience, it is worth thinking about. It seems like your man is not with you because of great love.

4. The hug while looking into the eyes

If he hugs you incredibly gently and delicately and then looks straight into your eyes, then you can be sure: this is a symbol of a true and deep connection between you two. He values ​​you very much, and everything that is happening is really important to him. Such relationships have a future and, perhaps, a very happy one.

5. The "London Bridge" hug

There is a literal distance between you, and the embrace itself seems rushed and merely polite. It could be that you don’t really care for each other and are just trying to save face. But why? If the person is unpleasant to you, a wave, a handshake, or a nod are okay. There are exceptions, though: if you go to a family dinner and meet your grumpy uncle, this hug may come in handy. But that’s another story.

6. The long hug

This embrace is certainly familiar to everyone: it is necessary when we need the support of a loved one. It lasts without any words needed, and things are looking up somehow. Believe us, this hugger is ready to be with you in joy and in sorrow, which is very, very important.

7. The one-handed hug

When your significant other hugs you at the shoulder, he takes you under his wing and tries to protect you from any adversity. If you are only friends, then the man offers his help and support. But if a girl hugs a guy like this (especially when saying bye), then it is likely that she perceives him only as a good friend, and a relationship is not really possible.

8. The naughty hug

This guy has a stormy temper, and he can’t wait to move your relationship to a new stage. And thus he seeks to quickly demonstrate that his woman belongs to him and only him. If your relationship has just begun, and he is already not watching his hands, this hardly speaks of deep feelings. He could just be a player. But if you have been together for a long time, then there is nothing wrong with such flirting. Quite the contrary, the fire is still burning, and his love is still aflame.

9. The strong hug

If a man hugs you firmly, lightly stroking your back, then you are lucky: he treats you very well and cherishes you. Such men are very sincere and romantic, and they dream of a strong and happy family. Incidentally, they also make excellent husbands — so take a closer look at him.

Photos by Roman Zakharchenko for