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I Would Hug a Stranger

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    I was out at a bar with the hubby

    and we were chatting some folks up for the night. After a chill conversation of laughs and such when it came time to leave I gave hugs. Like, the handshake half hug bro style. I dunno. I like to hug!
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    Big Squishy Hugs!

    A hug for me is like a handshake to others.  Of course I would hug a stranger, I have and will continue to do so.  I hug everyone who enters or leaves our home ( excluding repair men, all though I did hug the guy who fixed my washer).  I have to be careful not to...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    Random Hugs: Wouldn't It Be Great

    wouldn't it be great if there was some kind of networking site that got people together to give free hugs. You would get on the site, find a person closest to you, arrange a public meeting place, meet, hug, then go about your merry way. (Random Hug Project)
    ultrareality ultrareality 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2010

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    This Is My Idea

    I want to make a t-shirt that says "FREE HUGS" on the front and wear it for a day, and give anyone who wants one a hug. Kind of like the sign, but a lot more easily transported ;-) I think every town should have a "Free Hug Day." We all need someone to hug...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Of Course I Would! Xd

    I love hugs a lot, so I have a tendency to hug everyone I meet:P I've made a few friends that way and I dont think there's anything wrong with that.:] I'm really short though (5'2") so hugging tall people is a little harder 8-) but I still try anyway. I don't know... I just like...
    CapriSun123 CapriSun123 13-15, F Jul 26, 2011

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    Free Hug Day!

    Like people have said before, I'd love if there were a Free Hugs day in every place around the world. It must be a really great experience, just hugging thousands of people you don't even know, and knowing you can make their day and they can make yours..
    Krayons Krayons 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    I need to buy a shirt

    that says "free hugs". But then everyone would think I'm lame :(
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Group Hugs! :-d

    I have hugged strangers! I love hugs! So, when I meet a kind person, even if I've known them for just a few minutes, they get a hug from me! ;-) Recently, I have started group therapy... I've only been to it twice, so far. But I enjoy it! All of the women there are so kind and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    FREE Hugs!!!!!

    i would luv to be one of those people who stand out with the big FREE HUGS signs lol as soon as i seen it on tv that Juan Mann was doing it i wanted to join lol =] i'm gonna join the free hugs campaign!
    shadowfairy shadowfairy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    Free Hugs!! :D

    It gets to be a bit of a ritual on scout/explorer camps really, everyone does free hugs... I love it! I just love the feeling that I may have just made someone's day that bit better, all just with a hug! :D
    VolatileTigerOfEarth VolatileTigerOfEarth 16-17, F May 19, 2013

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    Sure Would

    If they looked really unhappy and not overly menacing I get the urge occasionally. Most of the time I don't follow through with it but I can on occasions go right ahead. Depends on my mood at that very moment in time.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 28, 2008

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    KwenB KwenB 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Namely from Omaha Nebraska, but anywhere else would do
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    well i wish that social medias or hell even here... when you want to select an emotion or how u feel... to be able to insert new feelings if what i feel isnt an availible option...
    LipstickTaser LipstickTaser 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I would love to have naked friends
    BillyBollox BillyBollox 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Everyday I would hang out with her,go walking and just explore shops.I'd get lost looking into her beautiful blue eyes and gaze at Her lovely red hair. I knew we had a thing for...
    Jaiweston Jaiweston 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I try to smile at strangers is more like it. Sometimes, people "creep" me out, but I try.
    tfrg150 tfrg150 51-55, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Over the years i have seen a dramatic change in my personality, and it is in my opinion kind of good. Let me explain...When i was younger i used to be really impulsive, loud and...
    Acewulf Acewulf 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I just got back from a family vacation. My husband, children, mother in law, father in law and sister in law were all there. It was nice overall, but after spending that much time...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I need a hug from my dad he was always there for me loved me protected me didn't let nobody touch me I was his little princess his baby he would of done so many things to find a...
    BabyBlue1987 BabyBlue1987 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Actually, I have a friend who's SO immensely huggable it's like you can't NOT hug her. :3 She's petite and shorter than me and her laugh and skirts and everything about her...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was at a bar and two girls were giggling with each other, they both looked so beautiful, I offered to buy them a drink, after getting a bottle of champagne brought to a booth...
    allevan allevan 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Somehow this site ended up thinking I am transgender... Freudian slip, I guess. Strangers are the best. They don't know you. Do you know how free that makes you? I could be anybody...
    atticusfinch5 atticusfinch5 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I am going to ask women for hugs to day why becouse i like women I like hugs I like giving them I like getting hugs.so take that cruel world haha!
    magicrabbit magicrabbit 51-55 6 days ago

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    A Letter to A Customer, I know you're busy. So am I. But I wanted to take a moment to let you know that caught your daughter climbing the shelves in my department yesterday. Her...
    BabyRottie BabyRottie 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have always considered physical actions to be the best way to express your emotions. And giving people hugs is something that I do very often to show how much i love my friends...
    charicealpaca charicealpaca 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's nice talking to strangers especially if they are from other countries or cities because you can discover and share many things just by speaking to them.
    Mindlha Mindlha 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Couldn't be anymore happier he's my world and I wouldn't change that for nothing I love you babe I can't wait till u come and see me so I can get all your hugs even tho u said u...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hug would be great today! Just saying.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish ppl would read my profile before adding me or trying to chat with me. I am not trying to sound like an EP snob or come off as rude, but I have mostly all the information...
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 22

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    I love being hugged and to hug someone else it gives me a warm feeling inside I feel loved and appreciated in my long live people didn't hug so much I'm glad times have changed and...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M Aug 22

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    Who wouldn't love those things? Even a girl usually smiles when they get kissed, hugged, or flashed.
    cuise cuise 36-40, M Aug 21

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    I simply hate when people crowd my personal space. Don't get me wrong I love being touched and am a very hands on kind of person. But with strangers stay out of my way.
    IrishBlush IrishBlush 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Met online on the last nite I ever had sex with my ex. He left me crying in bed. Again. But the Stranger, he had something. Funny, cute, smart, understanding...same situation with...
    wiggs42 wiggs42 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Hugs help me feel better, but I'm also really selective about who hugs me. I really love the hugs I get from my BFF. He's taller than me, so he towers over me and keeps all of me...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    with strangers you can always go wild because you will most likely never see me again so i go all out. I like to break beds ;)
    lonleygal lonleygal 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Hugs are one of my favorite creations from humans. I can hug someone and not want to let go for hours. It's like I can feel them in those moments and get lost in it
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 16

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    Nice things to whisper while hugging someone: - you smell different when you're awake - soon. - you have lovely skin, I can't wait to wear it. - tonight..... You...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 16

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    It was getting dark and I was growing weary. I had paused just moments below to let out some tears because of my frustration. I was tired and I realised then that I had...
    Jadelight Jadelight 26-30, F Aug 16

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    I'm don't have that smiling face like others for a stranger but I always smile back when some one smile at me. yes, I feel the power of a hug, I like it when someones hug me...
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I get so happy when a stranger smiles back at me :)
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15