How he responds to your taking of his hand, your hand on his shoulder, leg, or neck, can tell you all you need to know. Some guys are claspers instead of interweavers when it comes to hand-holding (for the record, I'm an interweaver).Other guys think that holding hands is cheesy, or embarrassing, and they're more likely to go for an arm-link.
There is no moment, at least outside of the bedroom, potentially more devastating than when you go to grip his hand, touch his shoulder, or kiss his neck, and he moves away.
Especially when all is new, and you are taking a risk. When is the right time to start the touchy-feely behavior, and how much is enough, too much, or not enough?
When things are starting off, and we're not sure where we stand, a touch can mean, and change, everything.
Here's why: Drunken make-out sessions aside, I am very reserved when it comes to PDA.
It's not that I wasn't into her, but I definitely wasn't ready to hold hands.
I realize this is going to sound really messed up, but for me holding hands can be more intimate than sex.
They're both physical acts, but sometimes sex is purely physical, with no emotional attachment.
Last weekend one of Angie's friends was talking about a guy she had started seeing. This got me in trouble a while back, when a girl I'd been dating for a month or so took my hand while we were walking down the street.
They were taking it slow—spacing out their dates, waiting to have sex, holding hands… I quickly put my hand in my pocket—she claimed I reacted like she had one of those electric palm buzzers—and a pretty tense discussion ensued.