To a girl, a hug can be a nice way of showing affection or sexual harassment. It depends on how it is done. Therefore, every man should know how to hug a girl to make the right impression. To ensure that your romantic gesture is not mistaken for a creepy move, follow these tips for hugging a girl:
Make a Girl Hug You Instead of Hugging Her
Girls prefer hugging men rather than men hugging them. Generally, men don’t mind surprise hugs from women. However, women are more conscious about their personal space. They are also wary of physical, intimate contact.
Know Your Relationship with the Girl You Are Hugging
Are you close to the girl that you want to hug? Do you have a romantic involvement with her? Basically, whether you are relatives, romantically involved or had a romantic involvement in the past should determine how you hug a girl.
Consider Her Signs
If a girl wants you to hug her, she will show it with natural signs. For instance, an open, relaxed posture is inviting you to hug a girl. When a girl comes close to you when you meet, she is giving you good signs that she is ready for your hug. Nevertheless, if she seems closed and maintaining a distance, she is telling you to keep off and be satisfied with a handshake.
Is it appropriate to hug a girl at the current moment? Hugging creates intimate contact. It is a sign of friendliness, affection, support and intimacy. Determine whether the situation allows for this before you give a smart lady of your dream a hug. If the current situation doesn’t allow, hold it off for a later moment.
There must be consent before you hug a girl. As a man, you contribute 60% of the hug. For instance, you have to keep your body relaxed and take a stance that shows the lady that you want to hug her. Open your arms to show invitation. The girl contributes 40% only by accepting your hug and moving closer to you. If you hug a girl without her consent, she can slap you or create a scene as she uncomfortably struggle to move away.
If unsure whether a girl wants your hug, play it safe. For instance, say goodbye while leaning shoulders towards the girl while moving towards her. Bring your hand from your waist’s side like you want to give her a wide handshake. The move will appear casual. However, it’s a smart and cheeky thing that you can do since the girl won’t be sure whether you need a hug or a handshake.
Mind the Position of Your Hands
This depends on your relationship with a girl that you hug. Nevertheless, it’s wise to keep hands on neutral places of the girl’s body. A gentle rub or comforting pat can be appropriate when done on the shoulder. However, placing hands beyond the lower back borders can earn you a slap.
There are other things that you should also observe when hugging a girl. For instance mind your hygiene and the duration of the hug. Nevertheless, it’s always important to make the girl want to hug you rather than just hugging her.