If a girl recently hugged you for a long time then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why she might have hugged you for a long time and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl hugs you for a long time? If she also hugs her other friends similarly then it would suggest that she considers you a friend. If she only hugs you for a long time and she shows other signs of attraction then it would be a sign she is attracted to you.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl might hug you for a long time and there are a number of things that you can consider when trying to figure out the exact reason.

Why a girl would hug you for a long time

Each of the different reasons why she might hug you for a long time will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and the body language that she shows.

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a girl will hug you for a long time, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she hugged you for a long time could have been that she was showing attraction to you.

This would be more likely if she did not hug her friends for a long time as well, if she hugged you more around the waist and if she also hugged you tightly.

If she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being attracted to you when she is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (peoples pupils become dilated when looking at someone that they are attracted to)
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Watching you when you are around other girls

There are more signs of attraction that a girl might show around you and I have written about more of them in this blog post.

She considers you a friend

The reason that she did it could have been that she considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she also hugged her other friends for a long time, she hugged them in a similar way as with you and if she shows similar body language around them as she does around you.

If she does hug her friends for a long time then it could still be the case that she is attracted to you. If she is then she would likely show some signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t around her other friends.

She was feeling sad

It might be the case that she hugged you for a long time because she was feeling sad.

This would be more likely if she did it when she was alone with you and if she did it after talking to you about something that made her feel sad.

She might also have shown other signs of being sad such as:

  • Having watery eyes
  • Speaking with a flat pitch
  • Looking down a lot
  • Slouching

She thought that you were feeling sad

Alternatively, she might have hugged you for a long time because she thought that you were feeling sad yourself.

This would be more likely if you were talking to her about something that might make you feel sad or if you seemed sad at the time.

She might also have done things to reassure you as well by patting you on the back or saying reassuring things.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out how she feels about you and why she hugged you for a long time it would help to consider how she reacts to seeing you.

If she noticeably changes her body language, when she sees you, then it would make it more likely that she has particularly good feelings about you.

So, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Facing towards you
  • Seeking eye contact with you

Then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you.

Consider how she interacts with her other friends

It would also help to compare the way that she interacts with her other friends with how she interacts with you.

If she also hugs her other friends for a long time and she shows similar body language around them as she does with you then it would make it more likely that she hugged you for a long time because she considers you a friend.

Whereas, if she doesn’t seem to hug her friends that much and her body language is different around you then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you.

Consider multiple body language signs

When trying to figure out what her body language was suggesting it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

People will often show single body language signs for a number of different reasons. This can make single body language signs unreliable on their own.

Whereas, if someone shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would make it more likely that they are showing them for that exact reason.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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