(Closed) Do you like giving/receiving hugs?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you feel about hugs?
    I like them. : (63 votes)
    29 %
    Meh, no thanks. : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Only from ceratin people. : (82 votes)
    38 %
    It's okay if I want to give them. : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Respect my space! : (19 votes)
    9 %
    Just for family or friends I haven't seen in ages. : (12 votes)
    6 %
    Just for special occassions. : (9 votes)
    4 %
    Other. : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love hugs! It really takes a lot for me to NOT want to hug a person. I cannot stand my cousin’s Fiance, so I never hug him… Our whole family are huge huggers so it’s probably really noticable that I don’t hug him, but I just do not like him and can’t bring myself to do it. My politeness only goes so far! Haha But even though I love hugs, I would never force a hug on someone who didn’t want one. Just because I love them doesn’t mean they do!

    Post # 4
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The only person I will hug 99% of the time when we depart is my fiancé (the only time we don’t is when there is a quick jumping out the car occurring) 


    I am happy to reciprocate a hug if someone initiates one but I won’t initiate myself. 

    Post # 5
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Only from certain people. I feel awkward when people I barely know try to hug me.

    Post # 6
    16 posts

    I’m not big on hugs except ones from the boyfriend or little kids. A few months ago I met part of my biological family (I’m adopted) and as it turns out they’re huggers! They hugged me as they were introducing themselves. We went over to my bf’s house afterwards and his family was laughing at me because all I could say was that they were huggers lol.

    Post # 7
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love hugs, but I don’t give them usually. If someone wants to give me one I will give one back, but I do have a sense of uncomfortability. If it is from family or people I know I am ok though. My family I am DEFINITELY ok with 🙂

    Post # 8
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like hugs but only from certain people. I don’t like to hug strangers but once I feel comfortable, I’m fine with them if they’re genuine. A wack/weak hug is the equivalent of a limp handshake for me. Don’t even bother lol

    I just love bear hugs from a big guy 🙂 I’m a chubby chaser so huggability has always been pretty high up on the list lol

    Post # 9
    3585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Twyla_Smith:  hugging is stupid, I don’t like it. There is no reason for it. Just stop it, you people!!!!

    Post # 10
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My family isn’t touchy-feely but we occasionally give each other a hug.  Since Darling Husband is so affectionate, it has caused me to be hug-friendly, too.  lol

    Post # 11
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Dude, I give hugs to everyone!  I’m from the rural midwest though where it’s pretty common to hug everyone.  First meeting, I’ll shake your hand, after that – you get hugs.  It was definitely a bit of a shock when I moved to the DC area and not everyone did the hugging thing.


    Post # 12
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @RunsWithBears:  LOL me too! Mine and FI’s families looooove hugging, so I’m fine with it. I hug tons of people. If I don’t really know/like you, I don’t really want you touching me (certain family members, a coworker’s daughter, coworkers), but some people are fine–I just met one of FI’s coworkers who’s helping me with my resume and networking, and he gave me a hug the first time we met, as did a friend’s new girlfriend.

    Post # 13
    3215 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I HATE HUGS! I will only hug my SO, my mom, and every dog ever. I try to hug cats but they usually resist.

    Post # 14
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Twyla_Smith:  I think it depends on your ‘Love Language’

    My main one is ‘physical touch’ – I hug friends, family, acquaintences – I hold hands with my sisters, girlfriends and Fiance. I used to do this ith my Dad and brother but not so much anymore. I sit very near to anyone who is special to me – cousins, grandparents etc and usually we are holding hands on our laps. My family is very close in this respect. Its not even weird for me and my sisters or female cousins to ‘cuddle’ while we watch a movie or nap or whatever. I knwo in some instances people might think we are really weird lol

    Some people aren’t as into it and I respect thier space and try not to invade if they send ‘the signal’ – but in the same respect – if someone is not open to this then we are communicating differently and do not usually end up as ‘close’.

    Post # 15
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I only like to hug my fiance and my best friends when I see them. I hate hugs from anyone else, including parents. Especially from in-laws. RESPECT MY SPACE PEOPLE. None of this hug, kiss on the cheek crap when I arrive AND when I leave. We will see each other again soon. I am not affectionate, I don’t like being touched.

    Post # 16
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love hugs! There’s probably nothing I love more than a hug from Darling Husband on a bad day. 

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