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What Does It Mean When A Girl Hugs You Tight


Hugs can end up meaning a lot of different things. We as humans are one of the few species on the planet that actually hug one another. Hugs are actually derived from the Norse word hugga and that translates into ‘comfort’. Which is exactly what a hug is. It’s a form of comfort. Why? Because it has actually been proven that hugs release hormones like oxytocin, which are the hormones that make you feel love and pleasure. Hugs have also been known to lower blood pressure! They have all sorts of benefits. Which is why it isn’t so strange to receive one. They are pretty common worldwide.  However, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t left confused by them from time to time. Like when a girl gives you a certain kind of hug in a certain kind of way. It can leave you scratching your head and wondering, ‘What was that all about?’ Especially if you haven’t dealt with anything like the sort prior.

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It can make it even more difficult to figure out if you are not sure what your relationship with this girl is. Why would she be hugging you in this certain way? And by certain way we meaning hugging you super tight. That is why you are here, isn’t it? To figure out why a girl would give you such a tight hug. Of course, you are used to get quick hugs or long hugs maybe, but not super tight hugs. What could this possibly mean?

Hugs can signify so many things that it can be hard to tell which kind means what. Luckily for you we are here to help you figure out the different types of hugs there are when it comes to this subject and the reasons that she might be giving them to you! Keep reading to find out more.

Different Types Of Tight Hugs and What They Mean

Half Arm Tight Hug: This hug is a very common type of hugs done between friends. And, yes sadly it is usually only done between friends. You won’t really find someone who romantically likes you doing this type of hug often. Instead they will try much harder to get in more one on one contact. A half armed hug prevents too much contact, but still shows support and care. It’s a hug that can also signal sympathy from the giver. More than likely she is giving you this hug to tell you she feels for you or supports you in whatever situation you are currently going through. It may also be done if the two of you haven’t seen each other in quite awhile.

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Long Front Tight Hug: Think about what you were doing before she gave you the hug. Has it been a long time since you have been around each other? Did you just do something crazy awesome? There are many reasons that she might give you a normal front to front hug, but do it tightly. Usually this tells you that she has missed you in some way or another and is very excited or happy to see you again. She may also give you this hug because she was concerned for your safety for some reason. Remember, when trying to figure out why she is hugging you this way it is important to think about what was going on at the time of the hug. This is going to let you know why she is doing it!

Jumping Wrap Around Tight Hug: This is a much more rare hug to receive from someone. Especially so if the two of you are just friends at this point or if you barely know one another. This can be a tricky one to figure out. It’s usually done by girls who are in a relationship romantically with the person that they are hugging this way. This is usually done when someone is extremely excited to see you. They cannot contain their energy about it and tend to jump and wrap their legs around your waist without thinking about it. They might even follow up with a kiss or tell you that they have missed you greatly. You can be certain that if she is giving you this tight hug she probably has some pretty strong feelings for you.

Quick Tight Hug: This is a front to front type of hug that usually lasts under a minute. It is a hug that shows someone is trying to comfort you. This is definitely a friend or family type of hug and shouldn’t be associated as romantic by any means.

From Behind Tight Hug: This hug can be super confusing, especially if it is coming from a girl, but it does happen more often than you would like to think. This is definitely a romantic hug. It is done by her coming up behind you, placing her face in your back or her chin of your shoulder and she will wrap both arms around your midsection or  your waist. This is a hug that shows she loves you and that she feels protective of you!


  1. The long tight hug if it goes past say 10 seconds is a sign of being attracted. She may or may not act upon it but it means at the very least she is past seeing you as strictly a friend.

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, S!


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