I Wish I Could Have a Real Hug In Place of a Virtual Hug

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    Dear Deployment

    Well, just a few months ago, I fell in love with a deployed soldier in Iraq. He was the best guy in the world to me. I fell in love and got married to him when he came back home. So here we are a few months later now and he is going to SF training which is Special Forces training...
    annacbennett20 annacbennett20
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2011

    Missing It

    i can barely recall the last time i had a real hug...i do get virtual hugs but they don't make much difference unfortunately..i do appreciate a lot the gesture from the person but i wish i could feel itsometimes i feel i would give everything just to be held in someone's arms..to...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2011

    It's Only Make Believe

    I would so love to feel my sweetheart's arms around me.  We are in a long distance relationship and for a number of reasons, are rarely able to be together in person.  We make it a point to say gm and gn to each other, we take lunch at the same time so we can chat, and we IM...
    geminigirl1975 geminigirl1975
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2012

    I Wish I Could.....

    I wish I could reach in and GIVE a real hug to my EP friends when they need one! Hugs say so much and a virtual one with a few words is good but there is nothing as comforting as someone's arms around you or yours around a friend saying, "I care".....so all of my friends out...
    SuzieA SuzieA
    46-50, F
    8 Responses May 19, 2010


                                  Not not a virtiual one, even though it would be better than not getting one at all, but I wish I could have a real hug....
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2009
    1rarechick 1rarechick
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    As Much As

    The virtual hugs happen from me they should convey the comfort and the warmth that is associated with them. So when I gesture my friends with a hug of what ever variety that it is, know that it is meant to be done as a real hug and hope it comforts you...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 20, 2010


    When my ep friends and people on here give me *hugs* it does mean a lot too me.. it shows that they care about me. They can never match up to really hugs though.. The feel of another persons around you holding you tight. I wish I could feel real hugs more often...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2009

    Real Hug?

    if anyone is passing through my area, i'll give you a real hug.  no strings, fancy pants, or other motives.... just a hug!  :-)
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    Need A Real Hug!!!

    other than my pillow, the last time i had a hug was, in fact i cant even remember the last time i had a real hug,it must be at least 2 or 3 years since my last hug or anything, i mean i have had countless number of "hug" gestures on here, and people...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Nov 14, 2009

    Virtual Hugs Are Nice But ...

    yah, i enjoy a good virtual hug just as much as the next person, but they still cant replace the feeling of someones arms around you and the heat emanating off the other persons body pressed in close. It also cant replace the feeling of friendship and love put into a good hug...
    Dragon8370 Dragon8370
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

    Goddess Knows We Could All Use One.

    At least today. I am a hugger. I love to be held close....and the small gestures speak volumes over the huge ones. Like wild flowers pick on the road side mean so much more than roses bought at the store. And a home cooked meal by candle light means more than a fancy meal...
    luckypickle luckypickle
    26 Responses Nov 12, 2009


     Consider yourself hugged.   It was a code between a special friend and I when we were in college.  When we parted and went our separate ways, we would put CYH on our correspondence just sort of a virtual hug in the days before the internet. I love getting...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2009
    kojack2014 kojack2014
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    It Would Be Nice

    Just to feel some human contact would be nice. For someone to hold me, let me know I am still alive..................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

    I Need A Real Hug

    My best (male) friend has some serious health issues and I am so frightend for him. I really need a big bear hug but he is the big bear that I get my hugs from. In the past year that I have known him all I have to do is ask and he is right there! Whether is be for a hug or to...
    1BrownEyedLady 1BrownEyedLady
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2011

    Why Not

    This could be very entertaining indeed!
    startinover1 startinover1
    Apr 13, 2012

    I Want A Bearhug

    Sometimes I just want a real, bearhug? Ya know? I'm not the kind of person who comes across as affectionate and willing for a hug. I'm not a big ball of sunshine and I don't show my emotions. But for once, I would love for somebody to walk up and hug me and hold me together. Then...
    Tryingtobepositive Tryingtobepositive
    16-17, F
    Mar 22, 2012

    Starved I Guess.

    I have this "internet friend", his name is Nicholai. He's amazing and wonderful and says all of the right things to me, that's how it usually goes with internet friends right? Anyways, he's been there for me through some pretty terrible stuff lately, and even though I don't tell...
    cedaliya cedaliya
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2011

    Love ended with you. Seeing you is like having

    a phantom limb, only it feels like my heart tears again. It nothing physical that its not. Its much much worse. I let you in where no one else has ever been. Now, you just haunt me. Day in, day out, you just haunt me. I miss you
    mayorMax mayorMax
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    Awww... This pains my heart!

    I wish these hugs were real.... I want everyone to feel my love transpire through my hug to them...I understand the hurt, sorrow, and pain oh so well.... I just want you to know that I love you and I'm here for you all! *BIG HUG* for everyone.., and a ☀️BRIGHT SMILE😊 for...
    Virtualhugger Virtualhugger
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    But I'll Take What I Can Get

    I have many friends online, most I talk with on MSN and we *hug* a lot. I rarely get physical connect like that. It is something I am missing a lot. I want to just be held for a few seconds.... I sound really pathetic now don't I?? Stuff it I don't care. I really want to be...
    Buffy19 Buffy19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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