When it comes to how you feel, actions speak louder than words. If you know anything about human behavior, you know that much of our communication is nonverbal. Body language can say more about how someone feels about you more than anything else. Holding hands is one of the most common forms of nonverbal communication between partners. To make it even more interesting, the way you hold your partner's hand could have a far deeper meaning in your relationship than you think.
1. Not holding hands.
No matter how you slice it, if your partner prefers not to hold hands, it's not a good sign. The most likely reason this happens is because your partner just isn't that into you, or has a serious issue with displaying public affection.
2. Interlocking fingers.
If both partners grip firmly, this is a sign that passion is abundant in your relationship.
3. One-finger grip.
This could be a good thing or a bad thing. One-finger grip suggests that both of you value your independence in the relationship. On the downside, that could mean that your connection is fading.
4. Linking arms.
Linking arms instead of holding hands could be a sign of insecurity in a relationship. Holding the entire arm makes you feel more secure.
5. One partner leading.
Pulling your partner along while holding hands could mean that you're in a rush and you simply need to move faster. If there is no hurry, this could mean that one partner wants the relationship to progress faster than the other.
6. Holding your partner's hand and arm.
This form of hand holding with the reinforced arm grip is a great sign that things are getting serious.
7. Palms down.
This means that you have an affectionate relationship with your partner. The partner whose hand rests on top is likely the more dominant.