How To Hug A GirlfriendApproach caringly, sometimes humorously, and smile. Close your eyes when hugging and think about how much you love your friend when hugging. Press as much as you feel like. Do not clap the hugged on the shoulders or such; its too masculine and some girls think you don't like them if you do it the guys way.Friend Hug (guys): Embrace strongly, and clap each other on the top of your backs. If it's an emotional moment, keep in the hugged position for a brief moment and do not clap each other's backs.