Who do you hug hello? Everyone? A few people? No one? Do you hug your friends goodbye?
And how often?
I ask, because there's this mom of my daughter's friend who hugs me each time she sees me. It's nice. Weird, but really nice. We're not friends, our kids don't go to the same school, but each time we see each other, I get a bear hug from her.
I have two close friends I see almost everyday and if we don't see each other, we call. One I hug almost every other time I see her, the other one...almost never. I never really thought about it until I saw them both this morning and hadn't talked to them over the weekend or yesterday. One hugged me immediately, the other I didn't hug and didn't feel the need to. I think she must put out "don't hug me" vibes.
Are you a hugger? Are you put off when others hug you? Do you appreciate a big hug, but don't initiate?
For the record, I don't usually initiate. I used to have a friend who hugged me 2-3 times during a single conversation, and she broke me in--before her I think I might hug someone if I hadn't seen them in a few years.
Other people I just want to squeeze. And I do (the DMCA knows this). Other friends, I usually let them figure out the whole hugging thing, and then I know what to do the next time I see them.