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I Like Meaningful Hugs

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    Meaningful Hugs

    you know how sometimes, you meet someone new, or even your great-grandmother, and you go in for a hug, whether its to say hello or goodbye, and they do this weird barely-touching-you while-patting-your-back thing... and all you feel is awkwardness and disconnectedness and the...
    rylnn rylnn 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Hugs

    I love the feel of a sincere hug............the warmth and safty it makes me feel from within
    Candyapple1234 Candyapple1234 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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    Only

    Only if they are meaningful. Fake hugs are gross.
    musared musared 16-17, F Aug 23, 2009

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    It was a romantic evening

    and I hugged my girlfriend Anita tightly in the rain. Anita looked into my eyes and said, "Hug me once more like that, and I am yours for the rest of my life!" I retorted, "Uhh, thanks for the warning!"
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    The average length of a hug between two people

    is 3 seconds. But researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere hug produces a hormone called "oxytocin", also known as the love hormone. This substance has many...
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F Nov 26, 2014

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    A Big Hug After A Big Cry.

    One of the things I love more than anything in the world is for someone to hold me after a big long cry. Sitting in someone's lap, embraced in their arms, sometimes letting the final tears drip down your cheek and onto their shoulder. I feel that "warm fuzzy" feeling engulf my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2012

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    For me when I achieved a position secondary to

    the one I went for (the rejection came at a bad time and left me in years in front of this person) and I mentioned my success in achieving said position to aforementioned person presuming as it had happened before the weekend she would know and she didn't and she got excited and...
    logorithm logorithm 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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    With Meaning Please.

    I never did understand Hollywood Hugs.  You know the ones, they're kinda like air kisses.  Not for me, thanks.When I take someone in my arms, or when they take me in theirs, man, woman or child, I want to feel everything about them.   I want to 'feel' their heart and soul and...
    roughNready roughNready 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    The only meaningful hugs to me are the ones I

    get from my best friend. I don't actually tell him this but; I like our hugs a lot because I like listening to his heart beat. It soothes me to know that he has a beating heart for some strange reason.
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Sep 5, 2014

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    Alleviating Me Emotionally

    The hardest part about graduating from my University is bidding farewell to my campus ministries that I've been involved in. As I was bidding farewell to them over a sloppy joe dinner, there were several I enjoyed meaningful farewell hugs with. Most of them I enjoyed having some...
    gmckdude711 gmckdude711 22-25, M May 5, 2012

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    Always Remember This Hug.....

    I have a co worker who is like an aunt to me. I have looked after her kids for years and we aren't as close now which makes me sad. Really sad. I do question at times if she even cares about me as sometimes her behaviour says otherwise. There have been good times though and this...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jul 19, 2011

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    Say So Much More Then Words.....

    I am 27 and have a mentally ill younger sister who is 18. My parents are in denial so I am struggling to support her alone. She recently attempted suicide and I dealt with it all on my own as well as trying to deal with the aftermath. I haven't told anyone as am single and have...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Fun fact: Hugging a person

    for over 20 seconds increases mutual trust.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I Love Them

        i love meaningful hugs they are so lovely
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Skip the small chat and get down to the real stuff... Push the boundaries of comfort. I want to have a deep meaningful conversation with someone who has something to say.
    js246 js246 22-25 56 mins ago

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    I'm married and I sometimes don't feel like a wife, I feel like a roommate and half the people in my life are flakes - just looking for someone to have a conversation with that won...
    arv19 arv19 26-30, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    my mom left to the airport an hour ago. on a flight to Chicago. she gave everyone a hug. and started crying giving my younger siblings hugs. then gave my 16 year old brother a hug...
    cia977 cia977 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face".
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not the type to just hug people but whenever someone hugs me I get all cozy and safe feeling and I feel important.
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know it sounds weird, but hugs make me feel safe &... loved 😊 My uncle is just like me! Sad or happy, a hug is all I need!
    MyNameIsNotKnown MyNameIsNotKnown 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Was in a library. Lonely has bitten lately. So many people there. But no hugs. Why go. To distract my brain from pain. Yet find pain there. So why keep going...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
    MentalDarkness MentalDarkness 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My friends and I got together the other day (it's funny considering that they don't even know each other), they bonded over making me feel bad about my decisions. When I'm just...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Ten Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning. Also apparently...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Cool! I'm gay 2 hur is mah ****" This is not a meaningful conversation.
    EgoSumProdigiosum EgoSumProdigiosum 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Finally Am I dead yet? Have I finally done it? It still hurts; my heart aches too much. I feel like I'm drowning in darkness. I never thought a time would come when I’d be...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel that a hug can make anyone feel better when they are down. Which is why I love to give free hugs!
    gigglekitty gigglekitty 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Pompeii by Bastille I was left to my own devices Many days fell away with nothing to show And the walls kept tumbling down In the city that we love Great clouds roll over the...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I love hugs, and I want some right now.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    That is how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men cruel. Batman Vs Superman.
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. Hunger Games.
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    <<<< HUGS>>>> to anyone who needs one right now x
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I really love hugs and they call me a PANDA cus in 5 8 and they always hug my chest and I love it especially when I hug smaller girls it's so ADORABLE ! I was told I have good hugs...
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M a week ago

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    I love hugs..I love people who always give me hugs!!
    love7078 love7078 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hugs are comforting. Even if they are virtual. They are equally helpful!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses a week ago

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    i just broke up with my bf.. it was a long distance relationship and may-december love. i thought that it was doing pretty well. i was happy and he told me that he want to spend...
    empire28 empire28 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 23

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    http://themindunleashed.org/2015/07/the-people-of-this-isolated-tribe-kill-anyone-approaching-their-island.html On an isolated Indian island lives a tribe that has never had...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    it is hard to find people who you can have meaningful conversations with. This is why I hold on to my close friends and show them how much I appreciate them often.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I tried to do free hugs once lol. Didn't work very well.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    MentalDarkness MentalDarkness 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I know life is hard, and I saw several posts where people seemed pretty down so I just wanted to send out *hugs* to the people having a rough time today!! <3 <3 <3 Life...
    Darcie5 Darcie5 18-21, F Jul 22

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