10 Types Of Hugs Guys Give To Girls And What They Really Mean

There are different types of hugs guys give to girls and each one carries a different meaning. Hugs can tell you how a guy feels about a girl.

By Tanaya Nath
10 Types Of Hugs Guys Give To Girls And What They Really Mean

10 Types Of Hugs Guys Give To Girls And What They Really Mean

Hugs are always delightful and a great symbol of love and affection ever since romance came into existence. But as romance evolved, so did hugs. These days, you can’t say that all hugs are the same. There are different types of hugs in modern society, ranging from casual to hot. They mean different things when they come from guys, and girls may have trouble interpreting this body language. It can be super confusing if you have no idea how to differentiate them. Hugs should be read in tandem with the overall body language of guys. Otherwise, you may take them to mean affection when they signify disinterest and awkwardness. It is important to know the different types of hugs guys give to girls and what they really mean so that you don’t mistake one for another. Listed and explained below are ten types of hugs guys like to give girls.

The Cold Shoulder Hug From Guys

Many of us have experienced this type of hug. It's like an awkward polite hug. This hug is the kind where guys are trying to hug you without making any real contact and are usually accompanied with a polite smile. The meaning of this hug is either guy are feeling very awkward with you or they are undecided about you. It mostly happens when you have first met or on a first or last date. This hug usually means guys aren't sure if they want to hug you in the first place. Guys hug girls like this when they absolutely can’t avoid it. Sometimes, the hug is more like a London Bridge hug: given from a distance, without touching any other part of the body. These types of hugs are usually what guys give to a weird cousin or an uncle they don’t really like. So, if a guy is giving a girl this hug, she must know where she stands with him. Well, in this case, I personally wouldn’t want to get a second hug from that guy anytime soon.

A Quick Squeeze Type of Hug

This is the most misunderstood hug from guys. It usually feels like they're getting straight to the point and guys want to get the hug over with as quick as possible. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Nine times out of ten, guys give a girl the quick hug because they're in a hurry but want to let them know that they care. This quick hug when accompanied with a squeeze and a quick kiss. Even when they're in a hurry, guys can’t wait to give you that quick taste of love. The quick squeeze could also mean that guys are occupied but they just want to feel your presence. It means no matter how busy they are, you are always on their minds.

The Catcher Type of Hug From Guys

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This is one of the most adorable types of hugs. When you go for a hug with the guy, he holds you around the waist and whisks you off your feet. Often these types of hugs are accompanied by little kisses. In the hug, he also lets you wrap your legs tightly around his waist as he holds you tight against him. The meaning of this kiss is clear that the guy has really missed you and he is very excited to be with you again. It doesn’t matter how long he has been away, this hug says he can’t wait to put his hands on you. This is the kind of hug we often see in the movies. These are rare and hence are really cute when they happen. So, if a guy hugs a girl like this, he is really into her. It’s all in his body language. This hug reminds us of the saying from the fairy tales: sweeping you off your feet. He's definitely your Prince Charming if he does this.

The Twirl Type of Hug

Twirling hugs or spinners are the most awesome hugs. They are free-spirited and whimsical and will surely put a smile on the girl’s face. The girl runs into the guy’s arms for the hug. He picks her up, kisses her and spins her around before putting her back on the ground. This hug carries the special meaning that the guy is feeling comfortable, very happy, and playful with you. He loves to make you giggle and happy. Could a hug get any better? Definitely! If he is wearing a delicious cologne and you can inhale it deeply, it will be the best. But, this hug could also be given to a girl whom a guy considers his very best friend. So, if you're not in a relationship with the guy and he hugs you like that, either he is extremely comfortable with you to hug you like this, or he likes you as more than a friend. To be sure of his intentions, you need to look at these types of clingy hugs in context with all your other interactions with the guy. That’s one should also read guys' body language before putting meaning into their hugs.

The Tight Squeeze Hug From Guys

This is another hug that guys usually give girls. He hugs and squeezes the girl tight, and sometimes kisses her softly. So, if he holds you tight you can easily pick up his secret meaning: he doesn’t want to let you go. He is extremely enchanted by your presence and in love with you. These sweet types of hugs show that he cares for you a lot, maybe more than you will ever know. It also means that he has missed you a lot and that he loves being around you. The tight squeeze is to let you know how much he is into you. A tight hug from a guy can also mean after a long tiring day, he just wants to feel your warmth. Or, in amidst troubles, he is seeking silent assurance and encouragement from you. A squeeze speaks volumes. Just feel it in your heart, read his body language, and you will know what your guy is trying to tell you. Appreciate this hug from the guy. It shows his trust and his dependency on you.

The Sneaky Hug From Guys

These are the most thrilling types of hugs where guys sneak up from behind a girl and give her a surprise hug by snaking their arms around her waist and kissing her neck. These hugs leave you feeling really loved. These hugs are really important coming from guys you like, or anyone for that matter. The body language in a sneaky hug tells you that the guy is feeling especially affectionate towards you. These hugs come when guys have been missing you a lot and are extremely excited to see you. The back hug is very intimate and leaves you feeling both thrilled and loved. These types of hugs are especially amazing when given while the girl is cooking, cleaning, busy doing something or simply lost in her thoughts. It leaves the girl feeling wanted and secure. Through this hug, guys want to tell a girl that they love her deeply. Wrapping her body in his arms, he wants her to feel the connection between them. It can also be said about this hug that by covering her back guys want to shelter the girl. They also display his masculinity, strength, and dominance by flexing their muscles. But frequent hugs from behind could also mean that guys are longing for a deeper connection but think you are unavailable.

Types of Hugs With A Gentle Rub

These types of hugs involve guys gently rubbing the girl’s back while hugging. This means that they're really protective of you. The gentle rub indicates his affection for you and signifies his deep care. We all know that a little touch on the back can startle and excite at the same time. Also, the back is a very exposed part of our body and very vulnerable. So, when guys softly rub a girl’s back, it means they want to protect the girl. Sometimes, you might feel the hug turning into a tight embrace and the gentle rub into heavy petting with a sexual rhythm. This gesture can mean that he's turned on. You might also need to study his mood along the hug. If he is upset when he is rubbing your back with the hug, it means he is looking for comfort. It could mean he wants to be assured that no matter what, you are there for him. Also, this could be the reverse. If the girl is upset, guys might give this kind of hug to reassure the girl that they'll be by her side always.

The Types of Hugs Around The Waist

A hug around the waist is intimate and sensual. In these types of hugs, guys like to snake their arms around the waist of the girl and the girl’s arms usually go over their arms. By allowing the girl’s arm to go above theirs, guys are being very vulnerable and open since this kind of arm position shows a girl's dominance. These types of hugs suggest that guys happy to see you and trust you deeply. This is a way to genuinely show a girl that the guy cares for her. It also means he is in a position to talk and be open to her. This hug can be extremely sensual if a guy's arms are hugging the girl’s lower back and he pulls her tightly towards him. This shows that the guy is crazy about you and wants you. Touching his pelvis to the girl's shows that he is extremely attracted to you sexually. If his hands move farther down, it means he is even more aroused sexually. So, take your time with this type of hug and enjoy the feeling of being wanted.

The Hug With The Pat From Guys

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These types of hugs aren't what you would want from a guy. In the hug, he embraces you gently and pats your upper back lightly. This is an indication that he is not into you. This is generally their hug for buddies. If guys are giving you this hug it means they're far from being romantic and takes his relationship with you very lightly. This hug indicates that your relationship with him is not going anywhere. For example, you are on a date with the guy and he gives you this hug in a public place by the end of the date. It means he is hinting that you two should just be friends. It is also a hint to you that he is no longer interested in you or he might even be mad at you. But then, this hug might happen once in a while instead of regularly. In that case, you can be assured that your guy still loves you. There are several reasons why he is giving you this half-hearted hug. It might be encouragement to you before you are about to do something big. If this kind of hug is often delivered in public while he hugs you tightly in private, it means he is not comfortable with public displays of affection. Sometimes he might give you this hug while he is preoccupied with something. It could be anything: a phone call, the TV, or his work. So before reaching a decision read into the circumstances of his hug. If you are not sure, wait and study the patterns of his hugs. You will eventually know sure where your relationship stands.

The Types of Hugs With Heads Touching

This is a hug where his head touches yours in one way or other. If he touches your forehead with him, it means that he is trying to merge his thoughts with yours. If your relationship is new, this hug is an indication that he wants you to know him better and that he wants to know more about you as well. And if it has been a while since you've gotten together, this hug means that the guy is ready to get more intimately attached to you emotionally and mentally. This is a hug where you can feel your connection getting stronger with each passing second, along with the love. If he is taller than you, you will often feel a peculiar sensation, where your head will be perfectly snuggled in his arms and his chin will be touching the top of your head. It is an incredibly comfortable and cosy hug. It shows how close you two are and how deep your feelings run into each other. This is a hug that often gives an impression that you are very comfortable with each other and that you fit into each other’s lives and arms like perfect puzzle pieces. The most wonderful feeling is when you rest your head on his chest and feel his heartbeat. It is incredible how this hug makes a moment all the more romantic. You feel relaxed and without a worry in the world.


We all love to get hugs, several types of them. They are simple gestures that say more than what words can. Apart from these ten hugs, there are a few more that guys give to girls. Sometimes he will hold you for a really long time. It is at this moment when the girl feels completely loved. The hug where the guy lets his girl straddle him is the hottest hug. It says he is ready to get frisky and intimate. In this hug he allows you to sit on his lap. It involves a lot of trust and openness. This hug is very sexy and is only seen in couples who are sexually involved with one another. A guy only gives this hug to someone he is very sure of. Then there is a hug where you are in each other’s arms, just far apart enough to look into each other’s eyes and you twirl slowly in place while silently looking at each other or talking. This shows that even if you want to talk, you don’t want to be away from each other. It is a sign that you enjoy each other’s company a lot. Sometimes guys hug a girl where their hands rest lightly on her waist, one arm above her arm and the other below. It shows that they're comfortable with her, but not romantically interested. Hugs speak volumes and if we don’t know what hugs from guys mean, we may often end up making fools of ourselves. So, read his body language and the mood of his hugs carefully before deciding what's going on.



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