Boyfriend in a grump? He probably just wants a hug! Research shows modern men like cuddles as much as women
10/25/2013 12:25:00 PM
Modern men enjoy a hug as much as women do, according to new research.
A detailed study found far from being macho characters who hide their feelings, most men are now happy to admit they frequently need a cuddle amid their busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules.
Other things which men now turn to in the hour of need are music, fresh air and a get together with friends.
As well as also indulging in the above, women also admitted they reach for a cup of tea when they are glum, while chatting to a friend on the phone and watching their favourite TV programme also featured highly.
Overall the figures show we are more likely to flick the kettle on than opt for an alcoholic drink to cheer us up.
Psychologist Donna Dawson, said: 'Little things mean a lot in life, and many of them are free: walking outdoors or listening to our favourite music both work by calming us through using our senses of sight, sound, smell and taste.