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7 Types of Hugs and the Secrets Behind Them

What is the simplest way to show your emotions especially love and affection? Of course, through a cute little hug. Hugging the person you love makes you fade away from everything else even on your worst days. You always feel an indication of trust and affection in general. However, a hug is a coded message and if you are smart, you may be able to decipher it.

There are many types of hugs and each one bears its own meaning. Even though it’s not acceptable to hug during this Covid-19 pandemic but a lot of people can’t resist it when they see friends and loved ones. Most people express their feelings through hugs and all these carry some secret meanings. Here are 7 types of hugs and their secret meanings you must know.

•   London Bridge Hug


This is when you two are not meant to be more than mere acquaintances but are still forced to hug. What do you think will come out of it? An awkward hug right? A London Bridge hug is an interesting name but it is whereby you guys hug in a way that only your upper bodies touch. Also, there is an awkward gap between your lower bodies. Such a hug represents discomfort and disagreement in a relationship or between the two people in the hug.

•   Eye to Eye Hug


Have you ever experienced a hug whereby embracing the other person while you maintain eye contact? Now that’s romance at its best. This one represents a connection with the soul where the eye contact is of utmost importance. When two lovers are entwined in a way that they can look into each others eyes without losing physical contact, it represents a deep connection. It also shows how the two people are eager to see all the depths of the other person’s soul. If you have experienced the eye to eye hug with your better half, you probably felt that your bond is unshakable.

•   The Ragdoll Hug

The ragdoll hug is one of the worst hugs you may not like to experience. The name isn’t cute or romantic and it shows how limp the other person is. Ever hugged a person with all your energy expecting an equal and opposite reaction but realized that Newton’s theory didn’t apply to the emotions?

The ragdoll hug derives its name from the other person who stands limp like a rag doll instead of participating in the hug. We know that friendship is a two way affair. Therefore, when you receive such a reaction for your hug, you understand where you stand in the other person’s life.

•   Deadlock Hug

If your partner or friend has ever enveloped you into a body crushing hug, you are very lucky. The deadlock is a hug where the other person is scared of letting you go and would rather stay there with you. They squeeze even the last drop of air between the two of you to fuse together.

Such a hug represents deep commitment and the fear of losing your lover. It revolves around the feeling that if you let the other person go from your embrace, they will leave you. This represents another shade of love. 

•   Slow Dance Hug

Go back to your high school dance. Rewind the memory when you two had a slow dance while being entwined. It wasn’t that cute but I’m talking about a hug where the girl wraps her arms around the guys neck and the guy holds his girl from the waist. They may even touch foreheads to increase their closeness.

This shouts romance in every possible way. If the two still hug this way after being years in a relationship, it means the romance is still alive. This hug can also mean that the people want to get to know each other better and even transfer thoughts if they touch their foreheads.

•   Backstroke Hug

The backstroke is all about reassurance. Probably, a hug that a parent gives his or her children assuring them that everything will be alright. All these times, when your parents hugged you softly and rubbed your back soothingly, they were reassuring you. Where did all your troubled thoughts about your first pimple, the unattainable crush and bullying vanished to? Of course, in a hug or rather the hug with back rubbing.

We may still need such a hug once in a while when we are unsure about the future or when our decisions go wrong. Your partner or friend giving you this hug symbolizes their caring nature and their will to make you feel safe suite. 

•   The Pat Hug

This one is about friendship not romance. So as a girlfriend, if you get this too often, know that your relationship is going the wrong way. What does this kind of hug look like? Well, it’s when a person hugs you and pats your back in a friendly way. Just like how men meet their buddies, nothing romantic about it. There’s a feeling of kinship attached to it instead of intimacy.

So it is something to watch out for if you are looking to be more than just a friend. On the other hand, a pat on the back may also depict appreciation. It is a way of saying congratulations so don’t lose heart maybe you are just too talented and not friend zoned. 

Is there any type of hug you would want to know its meaning? Just drop it in the comments section and it will be addressed.

Content created and supplied by: Cecey (via Opera News )

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