When you hug someone, you probably don’t think about whether you should lean on the left side of their body or the right. But subconsciously, the direction you go makes a BIG difference. Supposedly.
Researchers in Germany analyzed more than 2,000 hugs and they found that when people hugged on the left side . . . so your face is over their left shoulder . . . those hugs were more meaningful and emotional. Hugs on the right were more casual.
Why? The researchers think it’s because the right side of our brain controls our emotions . . . and the left side of the body. So when we’re emotional, we swing left.