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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!

The undoubtable meaning if a guy hugs you tight

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. This guy he hugs me but it’s like those full hugs. one time he pick me up and hug me. Every time he hug me like a boyfriend hugs their girlfriend. But he looks at me as a friend

    • It sounds like he could like you, but there is no way to know for sure just yet. At the very least, he must view you as a really good friend to give you that type of hug. Get to know him better and see where things go. Best of luck, Angie!

  2. I met this guy about 6 months ago. He was a team member in lab group. The first time we met, he gave me a very casual hug. Overtime, we became good friends. But then once school was over, we were almost texting everyday. I started falling for him but didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to weird things out in case he was into me. A month went by & then we met for his birthday and as soon as he saw, he opened his arms and hug me really tight, at the waist and it lasted a little while. He’s a lot taller than me but even then he bent to hug me. Our bodies were touching all over. even my boobs felt squished. I’m not too sure what this means. Are we buddies or is there more between us? I don’t want to weird him out by asking

    • His hug is a reflection of his emotional and social connection with you. It is likely that he has similar feelings for you. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him a chance to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Sage!

  3. There’s this guy, my big sisters boyfriends friend. He told me he likes me but he wanted to get to know me more before things got serious mostly because he likes playing around with other girls. He wanted to settle down more before we got involved. But he has this particular girl he claims he only slept with but they’re not officially dating but she keeps going to see him. Other than her he has reduced the number of girls he messes around with. I really really like him and we’ve made out twice already but I’m confused about what he really wants from me because he doesn’t really talk to me when my sister is around because he’s scared she’ll be over protective of me. He’s really honest and I like him for that but what’s his deal really. He hugged me really tight today and buried his head in my shoulder.

    • It seems like he is really used to playing the field, so getting him to settle down might be difficult. He might naturally be afraid of your sister’s anger because your sister is unlikely to want anyone to hurt her little sister. It is good that he is open and honest with you, but I would definitely be cautious. It can take some people years to realize that they want to (and are able to) stick to just one person, so guard your heart!

      • Thanks admin. And you’re supposed to tell me to have a great day? Lol seems like my response is the only one that doesn’t have it. Have a great day!😀

  4. He is my best friend but he hugs me too long long and again hug i have asked him why at a time to many hugs he said he dont want let me go but we are only friends.

    • He feels a strong emotional connection with you. His numerous hugs are signs that he cares for you. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. If you want to develop a romantic relationship with him, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Manha!

  5. Okay, I’m not dating this guy or whatever and we had never hugged before and I asked him to hug me and asked me why. I hugged him waiting for him to hug me back and he did. His hands were on my waist and he was hugging so tight that there was no space between us. And we stayed like that for hours, and he kept whispering how our hearts were going to sync. I didn’t want to let him go plus I felt vulnerable. He kept pushing me closer to him. When I tried to let go he kept holding my waist.

    • You told him that you wanted to hug him. He hugged you back. The two of you shared a strong emotional experience. It is clear that each of you want to maintain a relationship with each other. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Strengthen your relationship with him by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Tesa!

  6. I met this guy in our workplace at first it was a casual hug saying goodbye but days goes by he hugs me numerous times really tightly ..on his last day on our workplace he gave me numerous hugs again like really tight hugs … And then he told me he take time to visit me .. what could that mean?

    • His behaviors may be indications that he feelings a strong connection with you. It is possible that he is interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. If you want to nourish this relationship, then spend additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Dew!

  7. I am dating this guy and he doesn’t talk much but when i hugged him, he hugged me back tightly and it lasted a while and we looked into each others eyes and smiled, does this mean he likes me a lot because he doesn’t talk a lot and is happy to hold my hand and looks at me a lot , have a great day 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • His behaviors are clear indications that he cares deeply for you. He is interested in nourishing your relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and nourish this relationship by spending additional time together in person.


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