Hug day, which is celebrated every year on the 12th of February, marks the celebration of one of the warmest physical gestures in the world. Hugs are shared in sorrow and in joy. When words fail to express what you are feeling, a hug can go a long way. You can hug each other whether you are friends or just acquaintances or even complete strangers.
Believe it or not, there are different kinds of hugs and each can signify different things.
If you want to celebrate hug day doling them out to everybody and anybody, here is a great guide to ensuring that you don’t give out mixed signals.
New couples are found sharing flirty hugs where you will often find that their gaze is playful when their bodies meet. The hands wrapped around each other feel up the neck or the waist lightly without being too suggestive to the rest of the world.
The warmest of them all, this hug is meant for the ones who are closest to you. It does not necessarily have to be romantic. It is basically a tight hug but not a hard squeeze. When you love someone, even platonically, give a warm big-hearted hug with a huge smile on your face. You will find these big cuddle hugs mostly on airports and railway stations as they are often shared between people who have really missed each other or would be missing them.
A polite hug is shared between two individuals who are not the closest of friends but would definitely like to establish a casual friendship. Even close individuals who are not comfortable showing their rapport in public share polite hugs. It kind of breaks the ice and denotes peace. It ends within a few seconds and often has a small pat on the back or an air kiss.
Specially reserved for those who are feeling low in their lives, this little hug can change moods and is a show of true affection and care. If someone is feeling broken, sad or are in a bit of pain, give a long warm hug and let them have your shoulder whether they want to have a cry or just want to say nothing.
Intimate dance hug
A great way to show your romantic side, play some soulful dance music and set the mood with some candles. Couples hugging while dancing with arms wrapped around the shoulders and the waist with heads bowed into each other—this dance hug is the ultimate way you can make your partner feel special.