Ok well I wan't to get closer to a guy I like, but I don't want to have one of those awkward hugs where you don't know what to do. Do I put my hands around his neck, or like another way like this: link or like this : link or this : link , except without the mobile phone
also for the second pic, like that was an example, in a real situation where would I put my face (if I was not going to kiss him or say something to him) would I just sort of rest it on his shoulder?
First one's only for dancing/dramatic effect - Second one's only for when you want to say something really important to them, or things get really awkward really fast, you'd be like "well uh... hello there. You're um... taller than you look." - Third looks kind of slouchy... I'd suggest going under the arms and giving him a nice, friendly hug. No awkwardness, and lots of love. 'course, it all depends on how close you are to him.
how close are you with him right now?, Because some of those could be ackward depending on your current situation, a universal freind hug is in the update you put up, the rest are at differnt points in relationships.
Just put your arms where you feel comfortable. Around his shoulders is fine, but you shouldn't worry about that so much. What will tell him more is where you put your head. Trying laying your head on his chest/shoulder. He'll get the idea. If he likes you too the hug will probably last a little longer than usual - there's your sign that you can be a little more aggressive with other things. Hope that helps!
when I hug my friends, girls and guys, I have one arm around their neck (above their arm) and another on their back (below their arm), and they do the same, but opposite. with my boyfriend, or someone I wanted to be my boyfriend, I would have my arms around their neck, they'd have their arms around my waist.
the first one keeps the feeling more 'buddy buddy'
the second makes you seem more feminine and can make him see you as a possible girlfriend easier.
If he's significantly taller than you, go for the a hug like the link you added most recently. My boyfriend and I have a 12" height difference and that way eliminates the awkward bent over hunch factor :)
Use the guy-hug. That's what I do with male family members. Lean forward, chest barely touches his, wrap one arm around his shoulder towards the middle of his back and go *PAT PAT* then move away after like 1 second. Friendly hug, physical contact, zero awkwardness ^_^