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Are most people alright with hugs?
If there is someone who I know who I am not very close with like an acquaintance, would most be alright with a hug?
- The First DragonLv 71 month ago
The majority are okay with a civil hug, but not everybody. I knew one person who was very uncomfortable with casual hugs. Now, I would not want to make somebody uncomfortable so I am usually more reserved until I know whether it is okay. Technically, it is rude for a man to hold out his hand to shake hands with a woman; she must make the first gesture for it to be polite.
Well, you see it is tricky. I'd watch the person's response and decide whether it is okay.
- susanLv 72 months ago
No. It might have been acceptable to many before 2020, but unsolicited hugs are completely unacceptable now, and I don't think that's going to change back, even after the pandemic subsides.
For strangers and acquaintances, it is polite to stay 6 feet/2 meters distant, physically. If it is someone you are very emotionally close to, ask first, and maybe they would hug you. I'm guessing you feel kind of starved for a hug after all this time or you wouldn't be asking. Tell a good friend how you are feeling.
I sincerely hope you will get what you need very soon.
- momLv 72 months ago
before we had this virus, I loved hugs but not anymore because of the virus
- RobinLv 72 months ago
No it’s lockdown so don’t do it
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- bluebellbkkLv 72 months ago
Hugs are for family and close friends. They are not for acquaintances, and most certainly NOT while there's a pandemic going on.
- AnonymousLv 52 months ago
I love hugs. I'm on my own now and do miss them. Tho, I do not like being hugged by a total stranger. That's creepy.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
it dont bother me but i get shy about hugging people back
- dripLv 72 months ago
Not after last year. And the pandemic still going on. This is going to change casual hi hugs and even handshakes.
I would rather not hug friends, let alone an acquaintance.
I would say for most people they would rather not hug an acquaintance.
- Anonymous2 months ago
With a pandemic going on - fist bumps is really the most you should be doing now. But once it passes - just ask first. And don’t be offended if they say no. Most likely a quick hug is just fine. It’s that some people might have been abused so it’s good to ask first.
- sunshine_melLv 72 months ago
If you're not close, you've never previously hugged, and they've not initiated a hug - don't hug.
(Also until the pandemic is over - don't be hugging anyone you don't live with...)