Touching is one of the most essential parts of a relationship. Our skin is an extremely sensitive sens organ that needs stimulation just as much as eyes and ears. That’s why when we fall in love we want to do as much hugging and hand-holding as possible – it’s the way we connect with our partner and express our feelings toward him. Scientists from the Touch Research Institute claim that holding hands is one of the most powerful touches and can tell a lot about you, your partner, and the relationship in general. Feeling curious? Here’s what your hand-holding reveals about your relationship.
If you and your loved one like to interlock fingers while holding things, this means you are 100% comfortable with each other on all levels. There is passion, trust, respect, and attraction that surpasses mere physicality (although that is also present). This way of holding hands also tells that you aren’t afraid to be vulnerable with your partner.
You and your partner are like two playful kids that like having fun together. Your relationship is light-hearted and easy-going, with lots of room for experiments and adventures. Both of you bring out the inner child in each other in the best way possible, which means you are perfect playmates. The two of you like being with each other all the time – like best friends. But you share a deeper bond and have a lot respect towards each other. Just be careful – if the hold on your finger is a bit relaxed this means your partner isn’t invested in the relationship as much as you though he was.
Palm to palm
This is one of the most casual ways to hold hands, still, it can tell a lot about your relationship. The palm of the hand that is facing downward usually belongs to the more dominant partner. It is also a protective gesture guys often do without realizing it. So if he likes to grab you by the hand like this, especially when crossing the road or at the big crowd, it means he really cares for you and wants to protect you.
The finger grab
When a partner likes to hold just a few of your fingers, leading you like that, it means you aren’t too dependent on each other. Both of you are free-spirited individuals who really value their own space and alone time. You have various interests that don’t involve your partner or the relationship you have together, nevertheless, your bond is quite strong and at the end of the day you ‘re just happy that you have each other.
Linked arms indicate the two of you feel very strongly about each other. It might seem a bit formal, but if you have a habit of holding each other like that it means you feel very close – the rest of the world disappears when you’re together! I general linked arms mean that you have your partner’s back (and vice versa), but do mind that if his hold is too strong or too weak your relationship may become either possessive or insecure.
His hand on top of yours
When you’re casually watching movies or just chilling on the couch together he does this thing and simply covers your hand with his and stays like this. As simple as it may sound, it’s a very deep and intimate moment because it is like spooning, only done with hands. With this gesture he’s showing that he cares about you and wants to protect you.
Holds your hand while touching your face
Experts say touching someone’s face is extremely intimate and can only mean that a person is very much into you. That’s why when your partner holds your hand and touches your face at the same time – it’s the best thing in the world! Like that moment when a guy tucks your hair behind your ear and you simply melt inside… It feels great for guys, too!
Loosely interlaced fingers
This is one of those hand-holding positions that are not in your face and could mean two things: you are either in a public place where he doesn’t feel comfortable to do some heavy PDA or he’s just generally shy about taking things further in this department (and others probably, too). Most of the times, though, he does it to show everyone (in a subtle way!) that you’re together and he’s got your back.