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Where Do You Stand: Being Affectionate With Your Girlfriends

There's really nothing better than having a best friend — it's that unbreakable bond that makes for such a special relationship. But if you're a cuddly type, is being affectionate with your gal pal crossing the line of friendship?

Lindsay Lohan and her BFF Samantha Ronson might take it to an extreme, but last weekend Michelle Williams was photographed holding hands with her co-stars at the premiere of Adoration in Cannes in an endearing, supportive sort of way — something that I found very sweet. Now I know some people feel uncomfortable with PDA, but where do you stand on being touchy-feely (in a friendly manor) with your girlfriends?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
Everyone wants to read something more into a perfectly innocent situation.I don't know why people have to try to make a hype over this stuff. It's not sexually improper or immoral to hold hands last time I checked . It's just affectionate behavior not any sort of dirty indiscretion. If we all payed more attention to ourselves and worried less about what other people are doing we'd be better off. I've held hands with girlfriends before. It's a sign of love, support and closeness. If two friends have more than that going on so what. If someone thinks that a friend crossed the line by hand holding or a hug maybe they should see a psychologist. Sometimes I've seen girls get kissy kissy huggy huggy to eachother in bars as a means of pandering to men's sexual fantasies and I think that's sort of pathetic.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
My friends and I aren't really that affectionate. We hug when we greet each other and say goodbye to one another, hold hands when we are in a crowd or mosh-pit (lol), or sometimes rest our heads on each other's shoulders when we're sleepy. We definitely don't kiss each other.
j00j j00j 9 years
my friends and i hold hands and cuddle all the time. it brings us closer!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
i'm not really that affectionate with most of my friends (or maybe because they're not really like that) but my best friend and i are really close. we link arms all the time, hug, hold hands for certain circumstances (like making our way through a crowd), and even throw our arms around each other's shoulder or waist at times. but we have never kissed, nor will we ever, because we're just friends lindsay and samantha are together, i'm sure of it
emalove emalove 9 years
None of my friends or I are really "touchy-feely" type people. We hug when we haven't seen each other in awhile (or when we've had a few cocktails), but we generally aren't overly affectionate with each other.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
It depends on the friend and the level of comfort. Some of my friend I'll kiss on the cheek, or hug, or hold hands others are a little bit more formal. And um yeah Lindsay Lohan is dating Samantha - there is a big difference between girl friends and girlfriends.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
Every time I see my best friends we link arms and hug constantly because we barely see each other anymore and are excited. But with any other friends, we only hold hands when we're drunk or trying to stay together in a crowd.
grys grys 9 years
yeah I'm a pretty affectionate person with my group of friends and all them are the same as well so it's just natural for us to hold hands, hug, kiss hello- goodbye, cuddle while watching movies, it's no big deal
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I like my personal space. But I'm okay with hugs from a select few close friends and family members. One time I worked for an art show and this European lady who was one of the heads of this thing kissed me on both cheeks. Not air kisses - actual contact. I was surprised but I didn't make a fuss. It was kind of nice, but I wouldn't want people to make a habit of doing that with me.
Jules1976 Jules1976 9 years
It depends on the friend, of coure, but my two closest girl friends and I are very touchy-feely. I've never "made out" with one of them, but we snuggle up when we're watching tv, always hug, do cheek and quick kisses, etc. We don't think anything about changing clothes in front of each other, either--we've known each other so long we're like sisters. There isn't anything we don't know about each other already, so why fake sudden shyness?
Joelgasm Joelgasm 9 years
some people think me and my best friend are lesbians. We are very affectionate, we hold hands, hug, kiss(not on the mouth), and sometimes I give her piggy back rides. But I'm like, really, really close with her. My other friends I only hug and hold hands, and then it's like, for support or something.
miss-jaxx miss-jaxx 9 years
I am NOT touchy with my girls. I dont want to cuddle with my best friend. Im not into that.
designerel designerel 9 years
Same with the other posters. Linking arms and hugging. Holding hands if we're walking around a crowded place or something. Not so much the kissing unless we are drunk haha.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
we sometimes walk arm in arm (especially if its cold) or I hug them (if they let me)....actually one time my friend and I were walking arm in around past a religous crazy dude and he started screaming at us about Jesus... it was really weird! lol it wasnt untill after we past him we realized why he was shouting at us because he thought we were lesbians. Liho and Sam are def together. I believe Liho is going through a phase, poor Sam is going to get hurt in the process.
kythera kythera 9 years
I agree with a lot of gals here, I hug my friends, but it just depends how close the friendship is. I never kiss my friends. Btw, Lindsay and Sam are a different story. It's called a relationship. 8)
cruigao cruigao 9 years
haha... i'm a really affectionate person, and thank goodness, so are most of my really close friends. we link arms all the time, hold hands when clubbing, hugs, arms around waists, etc. i don't know. it doesn't feel awkward for us so i guess it's to each her own.
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
im mildly affectionate i guess.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 9 years
I consider myself a pretty affectionate person, but I do not nuzzle and canoodle with my friends! We hug, occasional cheek kiss, maybe even link arms but nothing more than that!
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I haven't had close friends in years, so I probably have been "affectionate" with female friends since high school. However, holding hands, linking arms, kisses on cheeks, hugs are okay with me. Of course, most of my friends have been pretty reserved, so kisses on cheeks only happened with a certain circle of friends. Making out with female friends...Hmmm...I'm going to say, NO. Just in the same sense that I wouldn't want to make out with male friends just for the hell of it.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I'm gonna have to say that I'm pretty sure everyone has figured out that Lindsay and Samantha aren't just friends...
mlen mlen 9 years
hugs hello and goodbye or kisses on the cheek. linked arms when walking sometimes. hand holding usually only if drunk lol. or fighting through a crowd.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I only hold friends hands if we're snaking through a crowd or something. I hug, perhaps an occasional kiss on the cheek. I haven't really considered any policies on the matter though.
lavieboheme lavieboheme 9 years
No liplocking or anything like that but hugs and air kisses is basically the extent of it
Marci Marci 9 years
I hug my girlfriends, but the lip locking is reserved for my guy.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I'm fairly affectionate with my friends and sister. It's natural for me, as I do care about them. I would hug, pat the arm or shoulder when we're talking, especially if we're having a heart-to-heart conversation. For instance, if a friend told me something significant, I would touch her arm, look her in the eyes, and say,"Really??" That's the extent of my physical contact or PDA with my friends.
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