Did you know, the way you hold on to your bae when you’re in public, discloses the most intimate details of your relationship? Because when you can’t put your emotions in words, you express them through your body language — raising your eyebrows, biting your lips, tilting your head or leaning towards the person while talking… the list is endless!
Radhika Daman, psychologist, shares that one of the most potent ways to understand the kind of relationship you share with your partner is by identifying the way you hold hands. Says Radhika, “While sex is often viewed as the height of intimacy, in today’s era of casual relationships, hand-holding is actually more intimate because the entwining of fingers is so much more charged emotionally. Though it’s a simple gesture, it symbolises the feelings and thoughts you have towards your partner.” Apart from signifying that you are romantically involved, it also sends out the message that you are proud to be with that person. She adds, “The next time you’re taking a walk, notice who initiates the hand-holding. Usually, the partner who is less secure reaches out. These hints might not always necessarily be entirely true, but they often give an insight into a relationship.”
Find out what your relationship is like:
The wrist grab
On the surface, this gesture may look like you are aggressive, assertive and always want your partner to listen to you. But ironically, you are not only intertwining your hands, but also touching the bottom half of your arms. This shows intimacy and passion and the ‘need and urgency’ to be together.
The over-the-shoulder hand
As intimate as tightly interlocking fingers, this slightly awkward position involves you wrapping your bodies around each other. Apart from the fact that it shows how close a bond you share, it also signifies protectiveness and means that you aren’t afraid to showcase your love in public. Bravo, you are proud of your relationship!