If you’ve ever been in love, you know how great it feels to walk with your loved one holding your hand.
You may not notice it, but this small gesture says a lot about your relationship and the stage you’re going through as a couple. We at Bright Side invite you to find out the real meaning behind different types of hand-holding. So which one is yours?
If you hold hands this way, it means your union is based on affection but not on passion. It also reveals that whoever places the palm facing downward has a stronger personality, often takes initiative, and is more decisive.
Interlaced fingers symbolize passion and a strong connection between two people. When holding hands like this, it is important that both of you hold the hand of the other person firmly. It’s not a good sign if one of your hands is too relaxed.
This type of hand-holding means that both of you prioritize your independence. Such couples know how to respect each other’s space and privacy. It can also indicate that the couple is going through a delicate moment when one of the two feels the need to go back to just being friends.
If you use “reinforcement” from the other hand, it usually means that things between you two are getting serious. Unfortunately, it is not always a positive sign: it can also mean you’re turning into that crazy possessive type of partner.
This handhold is often used when a couple is attending some social event. However, if they hold hands like this every day it means those who take their partner’s arm seek protection or feel a little bit insecure in their relationship.
This may indicate that the couple is not in the same place. Whoever pulls the hand tries to make the partner take decisions faster than he or she is used to. It can also be a sign that one of them is fed up with the routine in the relationship.
If your partner avoids holding your hand it may be a sign that he or she is just not that into you. However, it may also indicate shyness or a desire for privacy. Don’t make snap decisions, and keep observing other signs in your relationship. You probably have nothing to worry about.
Based on materials from Mujer Hoy