Varieties of Dude Hugs & How I Interpret Them as a Single Girl Trying to Navigate These Mean Streets

Based on super official scientific research conducted only by me, who transferred from chem to geology whenever the option was available.
  1. 1.
    The Side Hug
    You consider me an acquaintance; you may be fond of me, but not enough to want me all up in your personal space.
  2. 2.
    The Bear Hug
    You consider me a very good friend. While physically close, a familiar bear hug often feels very pals-ish.
  3. 3.
    The 3 Pats On The Back Hug
    You consider me an enemy.
  4. 4.
    The From Behind Hug
    You want to have my babies.
  5. 5.
    The Space In Between Hug
    You consider me diseased.
  6. 6.
    The Off The Ground Hug
    You consider me a crush or just fun to flirt with.
  7. 7.
    The Lingering Gentle Hug + Mini Back Rub
    Bow-chicka-bow-wow.
  8. 8.
    The Rib Cruncher
    Ow. You're due for a good cry.
  9. 9.
    Fist Bump
    We're bros or something I dunno rejection clouds my hypotheses.