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What you think of "free huggers" ?

Discussion in 'Burning Issues' started by Roàa_Naffaar, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Roàa_Naffaar

    Roàa_Naffaar New Member

    I'm a actually a little too interested in it but my family thinks it's ridiculous, silly and "overrated". I think it just makes people happy especially the huggers themselves :ROFLMAO:
    What you girls think ? :D
  2. Margit

    Margit Administrator Staff Member

    Aaah, I love it. What a wonderful way to show the world that there should be more fun and friendliness!
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  3. Trellum

    Trellum Member

    I like it. I have come across a free hugger only once in my life, it was a bit odd at first, but afterwards it was nice.

    As a girl I received little to no affection from my mother, so that kind of contact was odd for me. But it turned out nice, some physical contact is nice.
  4. Zynni

    Zynni Member

    It can be a little awkward. I'm not against hugging, but I do find it a bit off putting when a complete stranger gives me the kind of hug I expect from someone I've known for years. A quick hug, I'd probably just deal.
  5. Seffiata

    Seffiata Member

    I experienced that once, it felt a bit awkward because it was the very first time it happened, but at the same time it felt nice. I think the girl belonged to a christian church or something like that, it might sound silly, but I heard a woman is making a living off hugging people! So yeah, apparently there are people out there who enjoy being hugged and cuddled, I think this woman offers a cuddling package as well. She is from the US, can't remember which state tho...

    So as you guys can see... there is a market for cuddling and hugging! Hard to believe, but I read about it in a web site some months ago. I thought it was brilliant, after all there are some really lonely people out there who might be in dire need of a hug.
  6. Zynni

    Zynni Member

    I heard about that too. I have to say, it is rather brilliant. I could have made a fortune if I had thought of it, lol.

    I do think it's a bit... weird, at the same time. I'd hate to think that people actually have to pay someone to hug them. Warm, gentle, human contact is so important though. I guess they are getting what they need.
  7. Gabriellea

    Gabriellea Active Member

    This maybe a culture thing, but hugging is quite personal and I don't hug anyone unless I know them. Even then it has to be someone I am comfortable with. Being British, not that many hug, unless you know them or have met them before. Some people are more comfortable doing this than others, but I don't think people should assume everyone wants a hug, even if they need one.
  8. Nieris

    Nieris New Member

    I'm with Gabriellea. I'm not totally comfortable hugging my friends, much less strangers on the street!
  9. Zynni

    Zynni Member

    Yeah, I have to admit, I'd be a bit put off by a hugging stranger. I'm friendly, but not that friendly, haha. I mean, I'm happy to talk to people and such, but I'm not big on having strangers touch me, especially just a random encounter. I have had people ask if they could give me a hug. It kind of puts you on the spot.
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  10. Nieris

    Nieris New Member

    Doesn't it, tho!? It's frustrating, to me at least, because I have no clue how to say "no" without sounding rude or offensive. It's not that I'm unfriendly, I just don't think "friendly" requires excessive bodily contact!
  11. Zynni

    Zynni Member

    Right? I can be friendly and still retain my personal space. I don't want to be rude either, so I usually end up giving one of those quick "half hugs" and moving on.
  12. KelsieDee

    KelsieDee New Member

    I personally wouldn't do it because people are weirdos. I wouldn't feel comfortable hugging strangers. You don't know what everyone's intentions are so you have to be careful. I just don't think it's a safe thing to do.
  13. GoSenseless

    GoSenseless Member

    I'm very uncomfortable around people, especially strangers. But mostly because I don't know how to approach them and I always second-guess myself and then deem the whole deed not important etc. However, free hugs are a clear statement, and I'd probably feel less anxious giving them away without discriminating than trying to start a conversation with someone on the street!
  14. SassyPrincess

    SassyPrincess Member

    To be honest, I love hugging and cuddling with my friends and family so I don't mind those "free huggers" that much :LOL:. BUT it does feel kind of uncomfortable sometimes.

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