He Hugged My Goodbye on First Date - What Does This Mean?

DEC 08, 2022 AT 12:58 AM

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Have you ever wondered what it means when a guy hugs you goodbye after your first date? Is it a sign that he is interested in you, or is it just a friendly gesture? Decoding his body language can be difficult, but understanding the meaning of his goodbye hug can help you better understand the feelings that he has for you. 

A goodbye hug on a first date can tell you a lot about his feelings, from if he is interested in a long-term relationship to whether he just wants to be friends. By paying attention to his body language and the context of the hug, you can easily decipher his intentions. Let us take a closer look at what his goodbye hug on your first date really means.

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What Does a Goodbye Hug On a First Date Mean?

You hug a lot of people in your daily life: your best friend, your roommate, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your mother, your father, or even the mailman. Of course, the hug between you and your mailman will be different than the hug between you and your boyfriend. 

The goodbye hug is a special kind of hug that is given and received between two people who are interested in one another but are in the early stages of knowing each other or dating. A goodbye hug on a first date means that he wants to continue to see you, but also wants to keep things casual and not become too serious too soon. 

If a guy hugs you goodbye on your first date, then it is likely that he wants to see you again. After your first date, he will want to end the date with a hug. If you hug him back and the hug lasts a little longer than expected, then this might be a signal that he would like to continue seeing you. 

If he hugs you with a short and quick hug when he is not too close to you, meaning he kept a distance between you two, then it could either mean that he is not interested in you or he is shy. His behavior during the date will be crowned by his hug when it is time to go home.

The way you feel during and after the hug at that moment may also shine a light on your next step. If you feel butterflies and funny in your stomach, then he too might be feeling the same. The first date usually tells you if you guys might be a match, therefore if he added the icing on the cake with a hug, you have every reason to feel special because it shows that he enjoyed spending his time with you. If he did not hug you, then maybe he did not enjoy the date, or he is a shy guy.

Different Types of Hugs

  • A Friendly Hug

A friendly hug is a quick and casual gesture of affection between two friends. It is given when a guy wants to show that he appreciates your friendship and has no romantic or sexual intentions toward you. If your guy friend gives you a short and quick hug after your first date, then his hug is likely one that is meant to show friendship. He may not want to send the wrong message to you so he keeps it fast and he avoids a lot of physical contact, like holding your back.

  • A Passionate Hug 

A passionate hug is given when a guy is very much interested in you and would love to turn your first date into a second date. A passionate goodbye hug is a sign that your guy friend is very much interested in you and wants to continue dating you. It is a tight hug that is entwined with deep eye contact. If your guy friend hugs you passionately after your first date, then his hug is likely one that shows he is interested in taking things to the next level.  

  • A Lingering Hug

A lingering hug is given when a guy wants you to stay in his embrace a little longer than usual. If your guy friend gives you a lingering hug after your first date, then he wants you to stay in his embrace and he is not ready for you to leave. 

A lingering hug is usually given by guys who are very interested in you and would like to take you on a second date or to even take you to his bed. It means that you have him hooked and he wants more of you. If your guy friend gives you a lingering hug after your first date, then his hug is likely one that shows he’s interested in taking you out again, and it might show that he is hoping to have a sexual relationship with you. 

How to Read His Hug 

  • Look At His Body Language 

Look at his body language while he is hugging you to see if he is giving you any signs that he likes you. Is he holding you close, or is the hug very casual? Does he have his arms around you, or are his hands awkwardly at his side? Is he looking you in the eyes, or does he have his head turned away from you? When you hug him back, does he hold you close, or does he give you a quick and casual hug? All of these things will help you better understand if your guy friend is interested in you and wants to date you. 

  • Observe The Context 

Observe the context of the hug to see if it is more passionate or friendly. If you are in a more romantic setting, then his hug will be more passionate. If you are in a public setting, such as in a coffee shop, his hug will be friendlier. 

Conclusion 

The goodbye hug on a first date can be a confusing moment for many. Is it a friendly hug goodbye or something more? Are they trying to show their interest? Is this hug a sign of good luck or a sign that they don’t want to see you again? 

Trying to decipher his body language can be a daunting task, but understanding what his goodbye hug really means can give you a better understanding of his feelings. Everyone expresses themselves differently, so it is important to pay attention to the different vibes he is giving off, from his facial expressions to the way he holds you in the hug. 

By decoding his body language, you can get a better idea of his true intentions. The way he hugs you can tell you a lot about how he feels toward you. By paying attention to his body language and the context of the hug, you can understand if he is interested in dating you or if he just wants to be friends.

You should however remember that people are different, and a guy might have felt a connection to you but is too shy to hug you, or a guy is open to hugging and therefore does not find it hard to hug you on your first encounter. By understanding this, you might have to learn about this guy during the date, and if he is shy, you can make it easy for him to interact with you by telling stories or doing something that will help him ease up.

We hope you now understand the different scenarios that might be happening with your guy after your first date and he ends up hugging you. Just enjoy each moment that you will share together. If you like him, hug him back tightly and you can also let him know that you loved the date.