So, the story that I behind this question is that about a week or so ago one of my guy friends (that I like), well we actually started hugging for the first time. And one day after school we were playing Frisbee in the rain and after that I said he and his best friend needed I hug each other. which they did not do. So he starts walking towards me saying how his friend probably needs a demonstration and we hug. Well, a few days ago (and a few days after that) we were at a football game and like we hugged when we would randomly see each other and then when I left. And here'd the last part. So, Today we were at church hanging out (and its one of those casual churches) and well I hugged him once and when he asked why I hugged him I said it was because I didn't get a hug right when I saw him before. But later I said I had to go and (I forget whether it was him or me who started the hug...think it was him...) and I come back after because I didn't actually have to leave just yet. Then...We hang out and I finally have to go and I say bye and start to walk away but then he wants a hug so we hug and then I left. But I'm trying to figure out this...Does a hug mean anything at all? is it like a friend thing or like a 'i-like-you' thing? or both?
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Can be both for sure. In my opinion, when he said he needed a "demonstration" I would sondier that to be flirting. I may be wrong but it jsut seems to me that he went above and beyond to get a hug with you. The fact that he frequently has become more comfortable hugging you is also a postive sign that he may like you. As for me, I'm prettys hy and I almsot never initiate a hug, I usually leave that to the girl (especially when its just a friend) so I would sondier it a big deal to reach out and ask. This is jsut my opinion though. You would ahve to thinka bout a lot ,ore factors to get a better picture. Do you guys hang out alot? Do you feel comfrotable around him? Does he act closer to you than most other guy friends? The line betweenf riend vs. guy/gir friend cna be pretty blurry. I would try and "test" him, liek put him in situation to get closer to you or share certain thoughts etc. and see what happens. He may also feel nervous or shy so make sure if he doesn't respond that you give him a few more opportunites.