I would like to clarify a little something.
I love hugging. It is widely believed that I do not, but I assure you, it's one of my favorite things.
What I dislike - no - what I loathe is casual hugging. The "hey, how are you?" hugs. They're awful. It's like going to a Michelin Starred restaurant and ordering chicken fingers. Or going to an amusement park and standing in line foreverrrrr for kiddie rides. Total. Waste.
But going in for a "real" hug in every platonic setting would be...awkward. To say the least.
So for the forseeable future, I will continue to react like Rainman every time you jerks run up to me for a quick squeeze.