The "Ass-Out Hug"-
Culprits: Cheerleaders, Sorority girls, and J-Lo.
The "High or Low Hug?"-
Culprits: Any two people who are roughly the same height, and midgets.
The "One Armed Squeeze"- Typically found during celebrations or used to console someone in a time of need. This hug requires the participants to be side by side and sometimes in a seated position. The "One Armed Squeeze" can be done jumping up and down, and can occasionally be seen by a raised beer or foam finger in the air.
Culprits: Your Pong partner, your middle school soccer coach, and anyone standing beside you in the stadium when your favorite team wins the game.
The "Rub" or "Pat"-
The "Jump-Hug"- They spot each other across the party, a moment later she is in his arms with her legs wrapped around his waist. The "Jump-Hug" is reserved usually for those couples who cannot keep their hands off one-another, or the seven foot tall basketball player and his five foot tall .
Culprits: The touchy feely couple, your last hookup, and your next hookup.
The "Handshake"- You go in for the hug, arms wide open ready to embrace your other half, when there they stand, their hand extended, and the look of pure business on their face. Everyone around you is watching to see what will unfold, so you calmly regroup, shake hands, and drive off with his daughter.
Culprits: Your girlfriend's father and future in-laws everywhere