When do you have to hug someone

All-rounder hug: she reveals that about your counterpart

Actually, we should hug others much more often and hold them tight. Even if they're not nearly as promising as a kiss, hugs are little all-rounders for expressing feelings, and those who haven't been hugged for a long time will know how painfully this feeling of closeness can be missed.

With a deep hug you can show someone that you feel close to them, that something connects you that is worth more than just a quick handshake.

And a hug can show a lot more. Among other things, at the end of a first date she can tell you a lot about what the other person thinks of you. If he feels more or if there is a maximally chummy interest - a hug can tell you all of this.

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Give a Hug: Hugs as a Research Subject

There are even scientists who have dealt with the phenomenon of the hug. In a large study, researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum examined why we hug each other to the right or left, why right- and left-handed people do it differently and what influence emotions have on our embrace.

By the way, most people tend to tend to the right when they hug someone. Nevertheless, when you hug, it happens again and again that you bump your noses, because unfortunately both have decided on the same side. (One of those inevitably stupid moments that everyone knows who, even on the sidewalk, always turns to the same side as his oncoming part, so that no one comes by.)

And sober scientists also know why hugs make you happy. It is the hormone oxytocin that is released when someone hugs us. And that ensures that our stress level is lowered. One more reason why we should hug much more often.

The most common types of hugs - and their meaning

Here are the most common types of hugs and what they mean: What does which type of hug say about the other person? We clarify:

#1. Spontaneous hug

The spontaneous hug is often short, but it is full of emotions. You hug each other tightly to share joy, as well as sadness or frustration. This type of hug is so nice because it is thoughtless and not planned and therefore comes from the bottom of my heart.

Duration: short

Heart factor of the hug: pretty firm pressure and very warm

# 2. Comforting hug

A hug is the best way to comfort someone. You can feel immediately: someone is there for me, wants to help me and gives me consolation. Most of us have known this type of hug since we were little and it awakens deep memories and desires in us when someone gives us a comforting hug. Hardly anyone can escape this little miracle.

Duration: as long as necessary

Heart factor of the hug: pretty firm pressure and very warm

# 3. Friendly hug

The friendly hug is the most common way of hugging someone. It is used to greet friends or family, to congratulate a birthday or other wonderful event. Usually this type of hug is quite harmless. The transition to a hug, which can mean more, is fluid.

Duration: 1-2 seconds

Heart factor of the hug: rather low, loose pressure, rather little body contact

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# 4. A hug that reveals more

Especially after a date, we pay attention to every signal and especially try to analyze the farewell hug. Does he like me Does he want more? And yes, the hug can say a lot. If it is rather fleeting, fast, your counterpart is probably not interested. If it lasts a little longer, if it is more cordial with firmer pressure and if he puts his hand gently around your head, then the chances are good that there is more to it than friendship. Another good indication: a lot of body contact when hugging.

Duration: 2 seconds and longer

Heart factor of the hug: firm pressure and a lot of emotion

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# 5. Heartfelt hug

The heartfelt hug is probably the most beautiful hug in the world. It feels like it can last for hours and conveys pure emotions. It also means: a lot of physical contact. Not only are the cheeks and arms in contact, but also the upper and lower body. There is no longer any physical distance here. By the way: It doesn't just take place between couples, friends or family can also embrace each other for a warm hug.

Duration: 3 seconds and longer

Heart factor of the hug: very firm pressure, radiates a lot of warmth

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# 6. Hug from behind

The hug from behind can be purely friendly, but it is usually full of passion and emotions. After the deep embrace, the most beautiful button for us, because it is very familiar.

Duration: usually 3 seconds and longer

Heart factor of the hug: firm pressure, full of passion and emotion

# 7. The distant hug

Unfortunately, in contrast to other cultures, Germans have the habit of shaking hands stiffly. But if you now get to know your girlfriend's new boyfriend, for example, shaking hands often seems too formal. You want to welcome him and if possible in such a way that he feels comfortable. So: we hug him without knowing him.

Usually this awkward form of distant embrace comes about. You hug without your upper body touching each other. But this kind of rather cool hug is more of a sign to welcome the other person in the circle and is therefore still expandable.

Duration: short, very short

Heart factor of the hug: Cordiality instead of passion, briefly, with plenty of room for improvement

#8th. The side hug

If someone hugs you from the side, it's more of a gesture than real physical closeness. Someone puts their arm around you, so to speak. But this type of hug also shows closeness. It can mean that someone wants to give you strength or comfort. That someone wants to agree with you. Or simply that he would like to briefly show at this moment: I am there. I'm with you.

It is a short, often fleeting gesture that says a lot: comfort, closeness, warmth, community and sympathy, but also love and affection.

Duration: rather short

Heart factor of the hug: rather friendly, but sincere and from the heart