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Who would you like to hug?

joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
edited 30. Nov 2011, 07:51 in Community Chit-chat archive
According to research conducted by Nivea, the average Brit enjoys 13 hugs every day, with 9.5 seconds devoted to each embrace.

That means that over a month we spend more than an hour hugging.

If given the chance to hug anyone, apart from family, these were the most popular people chosen in the survey:

Most huggable male celebs

David Beckham
George Clooney
Dermot O'Leary
Gary Barlow
Robbie Williams

Most huggable female celebs

Holly Willoughby
Cheryl Cole
Lorraine Kelly
Kate Middleton
Nigella Lawson

To me, you can never have too many hugs in your life.

Who would you like to hug ( apart from family ) if you got the chance :?:

Joan
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Do you wish you had more hugging in your life? 20 votes

1. Yes
60% 12 votes
2. No
5% 1 vote
3. Got enough
35% 7 votes
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Comments

  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi Joan,

    thought about this a bit and well for me... Nelson Mandela!

    hope you and Tommy re ok and hi to your oh as well. of course a ((((( ))))) for you as well :wink: Cris xx
  • tonesptonesp Posts: 844
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My only son Not seen him for over two years :sad: :sad:
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    trisher send her cyber hugs but never met and lots of my pals on here as never met them have never given them a hug (((((()))))) so a masive hug for all of you. also god he never gets one val
    val
  • daylilydaylily Posts: 641
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sir David Attenburgh for giving us all so much pleasure with his fasinating nature series and his sheer delight in everything he sees.
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Forget the celebs for me. Best hugger I know is my old mate, Colin. He hugs like he means it. I dislike airy fairy hugs.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    skezier wrote:
    hi Joan,

    thought about this a bit and well for me... Nelson Mandela!

    hope you and Tommy re ok and hi to your oh as well. of course a ((((( ))))) for you as well :wink: Cris xx

    Hi Cris
    Nelson Mandela is a good choice. He went for 27 years in prison without a single hug from anyone. Can you imagine how he kept sane in all that time without human affection :?:

    Tommy is going to the vet tomorrow to have his teeth cleaned, and possibly some extractions, so he will need lots of hugs after that!
    A big hug to you, Cris (((((( )))))))
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tonesp wrote:
    My only son Not seen him for over two years :sad: :sad:

    That's very sad for you, Tone. I hope that you will get the chance to give him a hug at some time soon.
    In the meantime, here's a big hug from me ((((((( ))))))))
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  • mellman01mellman01 Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    skezier wrote:
    hi Joan,

    thought about this a bit and well for me... Nelson Mandela!

    hope you and Tommy re ok and hi to your oh as well. of course a ((((( ))))) for you as well :wink: Cris xx


    Nelson Mandeela Cris!?? :lol: , my choice is Kyle all night long, GRRRRRRR!!! :oops:
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Val, I would love to give both you and Trisher a big hug. You are both lovely people who I'm so pleased to have met on here. ((((((( )))))))

    Daylily, I totally agree about David Attenborough. He really does deserve a big hug. He's opened our eyes to the wonders of nature so brilliantly.
    Here's a hug from me to you ((((((( ))))))))

    Sticky, I'm with you on disliking fairy hugs. You have to hug as though you mean it, or else you might as well not bother.
    Here's a big bear hug for you (((((( )))))))

    Mell, Kylie in your dreams :lol: Here's one from me to you ((((((( ))))))))

    Del, ditto Cameron Diaz :lol: A hug from me to you (((((((( ))))))))

    I would like to hug David Hockney, the artist. I've always admired his work, and he is a fascinating person.

    It's my birthday today, so I'm in a huggy mood :grin:
    Here's a special birthday hug for all my friends on here. I love you all :grin:

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  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    quite a few of my ex boyfriends. Most of them were lovely, I just didn't have room for them all in my life.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • traluvietraluvie Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'd like to give you all a hug..

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  • jillyb1jillyb1 Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Agree with rehab , hugs for birthday girl , Joan . Jillyb
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joan a big birthday hug for you

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    val
    val
  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    mellman01 wrote:
    skezier wrote:
    hi Joan,

    thought about this a bit and well for me... Nelson Mandela!

    hope you and Tommy re ok and hi to your oh as well. of course a ((((( ))))) for you as well :wink: Cris xx


    Nelson Mandeela Cris!?? :lol: , my choice is Kyle all night long, GRRRRRRR!!! :oops:


    :lol::lol: yep Mell Nelson Mandela :lol::lol: though you might lend me a time machine to hen he was a bit younger :lol: Cris xx

    hi birthday girl Joan,

    i have his autobiography and he is one hell of a guy..... shame about his first wife mind :shock:

    i was trying to work out a back up if he wasn't available and i can't think of one in the sense you meant. i do think Daylilly's could be a decent back up or your George Cloney but first off def Nelson Mandela (sorry Mell :lol: ) Cris xx
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Joan,

    In no particular order

    You, Lindalegs and Dream Daisy.

    I'd also shake hands with rehab44.
  • cloud9cloud9 Posts: 385
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's not a celebrity. It's a chap from San Francisco who I met on the Adults/teens with clubfoot page on facebook. He has the same disability as me and I have struck up a friendship with him. I've been having some pretty low, difficult times lately and he's always there, night or day to listen. I adore him and wish I could have a real hug rather than the cyber hugs we've got used to. He's married, as am I and it's just a genuine and lovely friendship! His name there is Willy Kiyotte but his fantastic real name is Notumbus Bumbus!!!! He looks just like Father Christmas!
    Sue (Cloud9)
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ichabod! :shock: Really? Wow. :oops:

    I was going to put that I am completely happy with just hugging Mr DD ('cos I am) but in truth the list is a long-ish one as it includes quite a few from here as well as other people I know. As for Mr Ichabod and me - well, why stop at one? :wink: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Ichabod! :shock: Really? Wow. :oops:

    As for Mr Ichabod and me - well, why stop at one? :wink: DD

    Now now, Dreamdaisy, don't be too greedy :wink::lol::lol:
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  • CJHunterCJHunter Posts: 1,038
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Evening Joan and all,
    Well for me it would have to be the friends i have made on here, who have been so supportive to me.

    Thanks all and lots of (((()))) to ya.xx
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  • liesaliesa Posts: 821
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    this evening especially i would like to hug Jean, DD Salamander and Toni
    also those whom i have made friends with on here xxx thankyou xxx
    love and hugs
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  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Rehab,

    I'm up for the pint and I could bring some pies.
    Location?
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello DDDDD,

    A little while ago we held hands; now we are hugging;
    what next?
  • elnafinnelnafinn Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Today, Julie (Julie47) because of what she is going through at the moment.

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,189 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tkachev wrote:
    quite a few of my ex boyfriends. Most of them were lovely, I just didn't have room for them all in my life.

    Elizabeth


    Cheeky girl :shock: l love it Elizabeth!!

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • CJHunterCJHunter Posts: 1,038
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well today i would like to hug Cris 'and wish her well for this week', & Poppy 'hope fever has subsided'

    Two lovely ladies going through the mill at mo.xx
    Clare xxeyeore-1.jpg
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