- Manhug -
MARK: OMG, Steve and Joe are gay just because Steve hugged Joe on his BIRTHDAY.
Given at the right time, a man hug will often markedly brighten a woman's day.
A "girl to girl" hug is usually less effective.
When a woman is particularly "blue," she sometimes, upon seeing a (male) friend, will smile widely and nearly jump into his arms for a man hug, throwing her arms around his neck to bring him to a more comfortable height. The man should squeeze tightly (not too tight!) and put his chin on her shoulder. Soft, contented chuckling from both is normal.
Woman: "Oh, look! It's James!" skips over to him with a broad smile and throws her arms around his neck.
See also: embrace, glomp.