Getting a good hug feels amazing. When you are having a difficult time in life, a hug from a good friend can make all the difference. While lovers, friends and family members give hugs, strangers may also give hugs as well.
Most likely, you never think a lot about these hugs when you get them from someone you think of as a friend or family member. When you like a guy, you immediately wonder if his hugs mean something more. Does he hug you tight because he likes you or does he just see you as a friend? Are you reading too much into it? What exactly is going on in his mind?
What Does It Mean When a Guy Hugs You Tight?
In most cases, a guy hugs you tight because he views you as a close friend or because he likes you. A stranger will typically use a more casual, loose hug. When someone hugs you tight, it is because they feel close to you. It is unlikely that a stranger would do this, so it is definitely a sign of a closer relationship.
Unfortunately, there is no way to know for sure if he likes you as more than a friend or not. While there is an excellent chance that he does like you, it is not 100 percent sure. He might just give all of his good friends a close, tight hug, so you can’t read too much into it yet. You can try looking at the rest of his behavior to see what he means. If he flirts with you in other ways, then he might like you.
You should also look at the way he treats other women. If you are the only woman who gets a close, tight hug, then he feels differently about you than everyone else. When he gives everyone the same or a very similar hug, then he might just hug all of his close friends like that.
To help you figure out what your hug means, we will go through some of the different kinds of hugs. Everyone is different though, so it is important to consider his unique personality and the exact situation before you assume that he likes you or not.
The Different Kinds of Hugs
This is always an enjoyable kind of hug to get. It feels extremely personal as he wraps his arms around you and holds you close. You can basically guarantee that he feels close to you and thinks well of you. He might feel protective of you, or he might just be trying to make you feel better after a hard day. Either way, he at least views you as a close friend and might even see a greater potential for the relationship.
The Tight Hug
In this type of hug, he will pull you close and hold you tightly. A parent might give this type of hug to their child, or a brother could give this hug to his sister. Before you assume that he likes you, look at the rest of his body language and your relationship. If you are really close friends or he treats you like a sister, then it might just reflect your friendship. If he holds you close for a long time, then he might like having his body next to yours. If he gives you a hug like this because you are upset, then it might only be due to his desire to comfort you.
This is by far one of the most relaxed hugs that there is. You often see the one-armed hug when a friend is greeting another friend. It is just a simple way to say hello or good-bye. When a guy gives you a one-armed hug, it is most likely just a sign of his friendship. He is just being nice and treating you like a friend. Most likely, you will see him give his other friends this type of hug as well. He might have romantic feelings for you, but you definitely cannot figure out how he feels by just a one-armed hug.
The Long Hug
This hugging style can happen with any type of hug. Whatever type of hug he uses, he holds you for a long time. It feels like the hug will never end. There are two main reasons why this kind of hug happens. If someone is upset or sad, this type of hug is used to show moral support and to make the person feel better. When you are not upset in any way, then there is an excellent chance that he likes you. He holds your body against his because he wants to be close to you and never let you go. Unless he was trying to console you, you can generally bet that a long hug is a sign that he has stronger feelings for you than just friendship.
The Spin-Around Hug
This type of hug is when he picks you up in the hug and spins you around. If you have not seen each other for a while, then it is a sign he missed you and is happy to see you. While there is no guarantee about how he feels, there is an excellent chance that he likes you.
The Waist Hug
When a guy hugs you around the waist, it feels extremely intimate. It is unlikely that anyone would do this unless they feel close to the other person. If your guy does this type of hug, then he is probably interested in having a more intimate relationship.