Which gender craves basic physical touch more?

I am not referring to sex, but basic hugs, hand holding, and affectionate touch between people.

MEN crave basic physical touch more.
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WOMEN crave basic physical touch more.
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Most Helpful Guys

  • Women, hands down, since you specified "not sex." Women are always reaching for an arm or a hand when you're walking with someone. Can be someone you just met. Hey do you know where this store is? Yeah here let me show you, then she'll grab your arm and hold on while walking with you to where you're going. Or just say "hey can you help me with this" when you're putting something on or lifting something heavy/cumbersome. I handed some small dowels to a lady at Lowe's (hardware/lumbar store) because I had to rebalance the bags of rocks on my shoulder. I hadn't planned on getting them so I didn't get a cart, but they were on sale and I needed a couple. She's all quick to be like sure of course let me help you, and while I'm rebalancing the bag she has to run her hand from my shoulder down my stomach to grab the dowels she has leaning against her. Why? Because subconsciously she was helping to stabilize me and it is just natural to a woman to touch, to have her hands on someone, to connect in that manner.

    Asking for help with my armor from a man and a woman are completely different outcomes. The man will make as little physical contact as possible for as short a time as possible, whereas the woman, with cause to do so, will maintain her hands on a man until it is clear that it is no longer needed. It is the difference between undertouching and going back if necessary and overtouching to make sure the task is accomplished.

    Go to grab coffee at work with a woman and she's holding your arm on the walk over there. Go out to dinner with a woman and her friend... the third wheel is going to move to the other side to grab your other arm and bookend you between the two. Two guys go out with a woman and at least one guy is just going to have his arms hanging by his side. In a conference at work, women are far more likely to touch your arm/hand while making their point. They aren't socialized to be taught that touching is wrong. It's a basic way to connect. Watch younger women/older girls hanging out with their peers. They touch each other far more than men the same age do.

  • Most guys rarely get any attention whatsoever. Things would probably be a lot better if guys were given a bit more attention

    • @jacobjordan. I absolutely believe men crave more physical touch than women, but I am curious to see how the poll goes and how each gender answers.

Most Helpful Girls

  • People crave a touch, not gender. People are different. Some like it more, some less. Add to it people with oversensitive skin or the opposite condition, with autism and sensory overload or any other condition... Variables and factors are countless.

    • Wbu?

  • Humm... what about changing with age? I'm much more touchy now than I was when younger. Not that I was cold. I had ocd in my teens which prob plays a part and contaminates my reply.

    • @dustybiker2. That's fair. Also, women with young kids state they are 'over touched" and often deny their husband contact. Age and stage of life does matter.

    • I don't know. My friends from childhood are a big group of men. I'm trying to think back when their kids were small. The men were much more touchy than their wives, back then, now I think about it.

    • @dustybiker2. I agree but it's likely their wives told them to buzz off.

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  • I say it’s fifty fifty. However when it comes to dogs (animals) I say it’s the female. My dog gets upset if I don’t pet or scratch her enough

  • I'm honestly not someone that craves physical touch so much. I will never say no to it and I do like it though. And if my partner wants physical touch from me, I'll give them all they want

  • Women.

  • Maybe women a little bit more than men but we both crave it

  • Men get less of it so they are going to keenly crave it.

    • @juxtapose. I agree with this.

  • Women lol

  • I would argue both sides are prob equal just in different ways.

    But women are more emotional, so may lead to a slight increase.

  • If it's not sexual, then I think women craves basic physical touch more than men