I'm one of those super touchy people who just loves hugs, holding hands, and any other form of physical touch, but these things aren't exactly COVID-19 friendly. I definitely can't hold a "Free Hugs" poster in Times Square right now, and I'm definitely missing it — the hugs, that is.
I was lucky enough to have lived with my boyfriend for a good four months during quarantine, but he has now left for South Carolina where COVID cases are rising and we are separated for what seems like an eternity. Physical touch forms a special connection and bond for both romantic and platonic relationships.
I miss hugging my friends, my brother, my family, and my boyfriend. Thankfully, however, I can still give myself and my dog a squeeze.
Here are all the touchy things I miss about pre-quarantine life, that I (and maybe you) took for granted:
1. Having a hand on my shoulder
2. Any and all high-fives
3. Kisses on the lips, forehead, arm – everywhere
4. Being able to share drinks and meals
5. Having a hand on my thigh
Bonus points if we are in the car and they are driving.
6. Tickle monster games
7. Holding hands
9. Booty taps and squeezes
10. Sleeping together and stealing all the blankets
11. Bear hugs
12. Having hands cupped around my face
13. Cuddles and snuggles
14. Just driving together
15. Having a hand on my waist
16. Playing footsie
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