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I think a dead giveaway is when people hug from the hips and stomach instead of the head and shoulders. Also, when there's caressing involved and generally when you're like pushing the girl onto you so as to have the most surface areas of your bodies in contact as possible.
Also when the arms and hands cross more intimate lines. Like instead of going around the arms and shoulders, the arms go below the shoulders, around the hips, etc.10
Friendly hug usually only top half of the body makes contact, and arms high up around the shoulders.
Romantic hug usual has more body contact pressing genitals together, also tend to have my arms lower on the person around the back or around the waist, with gentle back rubbing.
Also a boner it a dead give away 😂0
I find it a guy huge you in a romantic way, his arms will be closer to your neck and if it’s a friendship hug, the hug is closer to your chest or belly.0
What Girls & Guys Said
Friendly hugs are usually...
-Hugs that are very brief
Romantic hugs are usually...
-Hugs that last longer than a couple of seconds, that linger
-Hugs that involve additional touching/kissing
-Hugs involving straddling/jumping into anothers arms
Friendly lasts about 1/2 a second without pulling anybody in. No hanging off people or getting faces close together. If your SO’s friends try anything more, it’s real bad form and a very bad look.10
Romantic/horny His hands are on your hips and arse, he has a hard on and it's tight and last a long time with doey eyed eye contact, friendly more around the upper waist, it's briefer and you can't feel his knob against you...0
Its usually arm placement for me. Like friendly hugs are around the waist. If I'm hugging someone in an intimate way then I automatically put my arms around their neck.0
A friendly hug, I have no feelings towards him. A romantic hug I want something more.
I'm trying to get out of the habit of predicting someone's else's behaviour. What I feel matters more.0
A romantic hug is often accompanied by two fingers in the pink and another in the stink.10
We have a hug culture here, we hug friends and family a lot and the one thing you never notice with a friendly hug is a boner.0
Hugging is still platonic. Kissing however brings it right into the romantic and sexual territory.0
A friendly hug does not usually involve grabbing your ass0
You feel it by the aura if its friendly its quick or too strong the romantic hug is a perfect hug0
Damn, I can't! Always was bad with signs... I have been mistaken in this before.10
I don't typically differentiate. I only hug people I love, and most of those are not romantic. Anyone with hugging is worth hugging well0
Ass out…friendly. All up in there between opposite sexes or if he hugs you from behind then yea it’s leaning romantic.0
I can’t explain the difference but you’ll know for sure1
It’s hard to tell I guess if he holds you long enough0
The amount of time spent during,
Where the hands are,
It's usually the ass grab that has me knowing the difference0
Friendly is hands above the waste, showing respect.2
Romantic hugs tend to be more sensual and tender. Trust me, you should be able to tell.0
Wow the guys sure have the answers on this one. Seems like they're the experts on this. Spent a lifetime making moves and thinking about how to do so. Plus, they prefer body language over verbal.
Listen to them, asker. Good answers here.