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The Way You Hold Your Partner's Hand Reveals A Lot About Your Relationship

The Way You Hold Your Partner's Hand Reveals A Lot About Your Relationship

Surprisingly, there are also various kinds of ways in which couples hold hands and if you read on, you can find out more about what this seemingly innocuous behavior reveals about your relationship.

We often hold our partner's hand while walking down the street. You may have noticed other couples doing the same, but I'm sure you never really paid close attention to it. Did you know that the way you hold your partner's hand could actually say a lot about the kind of relationship you two are in? Surprisingly, there are also various kinds of ways in which couples hold hands and if you read on, you can find out more about what this seemingly innocuous behavior reveals about your relationship.

1. Hands that are firmly clasped

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You may have often seen many couples firmly clutching each other's hands and this symbolizes the raw passion that the two feel for their partners. This is especially the case during the initial stages of the relationship when people are just starting to know each other. The partner who tends to cover the other's hand could be expressing their desire to protect them and be there for them no matter the circumstances. Meanwhile, the other person subtly declares their willingness to make their partner happy no matter what. 

2. Fingers that are intertwined

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Among all the other kinds of handholds, intertwined fingers probably symbolize the deepest connection between partners. This happens when both are comfortable enough to let each other into the deepest, most personal parts of themselves. Allowing the other person to hold their hand so intimately and tightly shows a vulnerability in them. Through this you know, they have a deep emotional connection, which takes them to an almost spiritual level of love. 

3. Grabbing one's hand possessively

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As the name suggests, this kind of hand-holding reflects an almost jealous love from the side of the person who is grabbing their partner's hand. You'll know the type when you see it as it's almost aggressive. However, there's a tenderness that lingers around it too. Now, the person whose hand is being held may feel protected and loved by this. They could have a playfulness with which they approach their relationship rather than being intense and serious.  

4. Fingers that are casually intertwined

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This gesture usually symbolizes a long-term, stable relationship. The casualness shows that both know they have found "the one" in each other and thus trust one another to love and cherish them forever. Although their fingers are relaxed, their emotional hold is far too stronger than that. The passion that new lovers feel may not be visible in them but they have developed a deeper and enduring passion for each other that surpasses physical affection. 

5. The two-finger hold

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This particular hold often signals that both partners wish to maintain their independence despite being in a relationship with each other. People who love themselves as much as they love their partners, find themselves reaching for a compromise and promising to be with each other without being clingy, overprotective, or needy. It's evident that they're comfortable with each other and are in no hurry to define their relationship.

6. Fingertips that are interlocked

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This could signify the incredible desire both have for each other. Their intensely passionate love can be seen by the way they tightly grip each other's hands. Couples who hold hands this way match the desire they have for each other. They are also fiercely protective of each other. Thus, they could even embed their fingers into each others' hands letting them know just how strong their feelings are. 

7. The pinkie hold 

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As delicate as it looks, the gesture communicates a rather complex set of emotions between partners. Even as partners sense each other drifting away and feel hopeless about their relationship, they try to express the deep affection they still have for each other. This pinkie hold can also indicate a partner's respect towards another's autonomy as they are willing to give each other the space to be themselves without any hesitation. While the world may think they are barely sticking together, the pair knows their bond is stronger than ever. 

8. Grabbing the wrist

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There are many facets of the wrist grab and one of them is an expression of dominance in the relationship. The partner who holds the wrist of the other may be communicating that they will take up the responsibility of being the protective one in the relationship. On another level, it could also be a reassuring handhold where the person acknowledges that their partner needs them to be sensitive and considerate. It's an unconscious way of letting them know that they would never hurt them.

9. The one-sided two-finger hold

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As loving as it may appear, don't fall for it. This gesture is a subtle assertion of ownership in the relationship. Although it does express the lover's affection towards their partner, it is also a way of letting them know that they will definitely be offended if their partner steps out of line or flirts with someone. The person holding the hand demonstrates a certain degree of dependence on their partner. It indicates that they will always return to them no matter how far they wander off.

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