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What Does It Mean When A Guy Hugs You Tight?


Hugging is one of the most common interactions that happen between two people. Strangers do it, lovers do it and friends or family do it with you. There is no limit to who might try to scoop you up into a hug. It’s just something universally done and that probably won’t ever change. That is why it can be difficult to tell what a hug means when it comes from someone you may have feelings for. It’s even more difficult to tell what a tight hug means, among other kinds of hugs. You might drive yourself mad by wondering what meaning each type of hug holds. However, that is why this article is here. To help you out. We are here to help you identify just exactly what your hug meant. Of course you want to know what a tight hug means, but first let’s discuss a few different types of hugs and what they mean. This will help you understand in the future what is happening when he goes to give you another hug!

First we will talk about what a one armed hug means. One armed hugs are some of the most relaxed type of hugs to give. They usually are half-hearted and come majorly from friends or acquaintances. You will especially see it given when someone is saying hello or goodbye. So, if a guy is giving you this type of hug, try not to overthink it! He’s just being super friendly towards you.

Secondly, we can discuss bear hugs and what they mean when he gives them to you! This is definitely a more personal type of hug and it isn’t usually given by someone you barely know. Have you ever gotten a big ol’ bear hug from you grandpa or your father? They give those out to show you that they care about you deeply and will do anything to protect you. Yup, you’re just that precious to them! A bear hug means almost the same thing coming from a guy. He wants to protect you or make you feel better when you are feeling down.

Third comes the spin around hug. This could also be called the pick up and twirl hug. This is a hug done by someone that you haven’t seen in awhile. If he gives you this kind of hug after being apart from you it means that he has missed you dearly! There’s a good chance that he sees you as someone extremely important and he is happy that you have returned to his arms. How cute, right??

Fourth in line is the long hug. This is the kind of hug that you wish would never end and it almost doesn’t! It seems to go on and on. This is a great type of hug to give and to receive! This is a romantically intended hug. Well, it is not always romantic. That’s usually only the case because family members tend to also give long hugs to you. However, if a guy is doing the long time hugging, he probably likes you as much more than a friend. That’s great news! It means that he loves holding you and doesn’t want to let you go.

Fifth is a hug around the waist. This is definitely an intimate way to hug someone and usually is done by people who are in a relationship with one another. This will be done as a sign of lust. There is usually some sort of neck kissing or kissing involved as well. It is safe to say if he is giving you this hug, he is physically and possibly emotionally attracted to you.

Last, but not the slightest bit least we are finally going to get to the hug you came here for! The tight hug. Tight hugs are not only just given out by worried parents! Nope, they are actually commonly given by friends, family and people in relationships with each other. You have to be careful with this hug, because it has a few different meanings behind it. So, what you will want to be keeping an eye out for is what his body language is telling you while he is giving you a tightly gripped hug. Did he pull you close to him? Are your torsos and pelvic areas touching? If so, this tight hug is more a lust-filled hug than a sweet hug. He is likely to have felt a strong urge to have you close to him and pulled you in tight.

When he gave the hug was he upset or angry about something? Did he pull you close, but leave your pelvic areas and torsos apart? Did he lay his head on your shoulder? These are all signs that he is giving you a tight hug, because he emotionally needs one. That means that he might have been having a bad day or has a tough life decision to make.

There you have it! Several different types of hugs and what they really mean, but most importantly what a tight hug means! Hopefully now you are equipped to identify what his next hug could possibly mean. Good luck!


  1. A tight hug from a man that is your “friend” means exactly that, they want more, however some will come back with-“look what you made me do!”, when you did nothing & that is the old saying from every abusive man I’ve heard of… Especially when they know what you been through!!!!

  2. One guy month ago, gave me some sort of combined hug. He pulled me close, so that even our sides of faces touched, it lasted pretty long too. And then he gave me a kiss on a cheek, so I don’t kbow if that means that he liked me as nore than just a friend? 🙂

    • It is likely that he feels a strong emotional connection with you. It is possible that he wants to continue your relationship as simply friends. It is possible that he wants to develop a relationship with you. Continue to spend time together, as it will help support the development of your relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Ana!

  3. This guy I like gave me a combined hug it was somehow between a side hug and a bear hug since he pulled me as I was saying hi to him with a hug since he told me a long time ago “I like hugs too”

    • It is likely that he feels strongly toward you. He may be attracted to you and he may have a strong emotional connection with you. If you want to nourish your relationship with him, then attempt to spend additional time with him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Pratty!

  4. havnt seen him for 7 months since we broke up .. Walked in the door wrapped his arms around my waist & wouldnt let me go kissing me for 5 min… after dinner walked behind me hugging all the way to the car talking to me… BEST FEELING EVER…

    • He is happy to be in a relationship with you again. Your discussion was what he needed to feel comfortable with sharing his emotional attachment with you. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to nourish a new relationship with him again, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Carol!

  5. I barely know this guy. I went to help my bf’s friend (alone) and he gave me a super long hug when I arrived, as well many super long, tight hugs throughout our day together. He asked if it were ok to flirt and I said yes, what we were doing was ok but no kissing. I accidentally reached for his hand while we were walking side by side, and he held my hand while we were sitting. When I was saying goodbye, he gave me another super long, tight hug, pulled me close and pushed his hips to mine. It felt awkward cuz of the height difference. I felt his hands moving up and down my back pulling me closer. It was nice and I didn’t want him to let me go. This day has been on my mind since it happened and I wonder what his intentions are. Side note – my bf and I haven’t been on the best of terms the last 8 months. The bf actually broke up with me a week before this hugging incident but we reconciled a few day later. We have been arguing again so I’m thinking we’re on the way out. I do have waves of guilt for hugging his friend. I didn’t initiate, but I also didn’t stop him or me. I also have a lot of warm fuzzy feelings about that day. His friend doesn’t know about the fighting. And since I don’t know the friend that well, I’m not sure if the guy is just playin with me or if he likes me. I’m confused.

    • You are currently in a relationship. It is clear that you are not emotionally attached with your current partner. If you want to end your relationship with him, then do so. At that time, you may choose to attempt to develop a relationship with this new person. Speak directly and honestly with your current partner about your thoughts and feelings. You will also want to speak with this new guy about your thoughts and feelings as well. Have a great day, Heidi!

  6. I am a submissive….My first Dominant and I are not real close any longer…but we flirt and stay in touch daily…he has a woman living with him that I didnt know of…I asked him a home improvment question and the next second he offered to do it for me….Sweet and wonderful!!
    He came to my home and did what he offered to do…not alot of flirting…i said a few things sexy to him….he didnt seem to flinch….he told me about his girl…and he walked behind me in passing…he rubed himself against me on purpose…i grabed his ass later while he was on the ladder….When he went to leave he said he would like a hug for payment…I gladly went to him and hugged him….He put his head low and held me tight…tighter then i thought he would….he breathed deep and sighed into my ear….he held me that way foe more then five minutes…i closed my eyes and enjoyed his strength…I am whirling…I juat dont know what it meant.
    Help a girl out please.
    I never want to ask him for more then he has to give.

    • He is currently in a relationship. Do not attempt to damage their relationship at this time. If his current partner is interested in having an open relationship, then he may want to develop a relationship with you at this time. Do not reach out to him at this time. If he reaches out to you, then ask him if he has spoken with his partner about his thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Liz!

  7. I have been seeing a guy for about a month. Last night we were in a somewhat intimate situation and he held me pulled me to him so that our bodies were touching all over and then he hugged me very tightly and for a very long time. It was incredible and I have it back. We are both very physically affectionate. He works 2 jobs and we don’t see each othe a lot. Is this his way to show me he is serious about where our relationship is going?

    • This is a sign that he is strongly attracted to you. He likely feels a strong emotional connection with you. He is likely extremely busy. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him. If you do, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him the chance to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Perry!

  8. we are chatting for 1 month n talk less over the phone.he is too busy with his work.we met for the first time some days before.i am the extremely shying girl he knows that…but when he saw me looked at me deeply.n when we were talking suddenly he tried to hug me but I couldn’t because I was shocked and nervous also……then after some moment he wanted to drop me my home and talk with me less.did he be angry with me?why suddenly he wanted to hug me………after reaching home even he didn’t talk with me properly…what does he really wants?

    • It is possible that he is interested in developing a physical relationship with you. It is possible that he is concerned that you are not emotionally interested in him. Whatever his reason for his actions, they are inappropriate. You do not need to continue to develop this relationship. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Have a great day, Borsa!