Q&A: Casual Physical Touch

Q: My primary love language is physical touch. I am not currently in a dating relationship, and I live far away from my family. How can I best seek out fulfillment of my primary love language in a casual or platonic manner?

Gary: A lady once said to me, “You know why I go to that church? Because people hug me there. It’s the only place all week long that I get hugs.” And I do believe the church is a good place to be hugged. I mean this in a positive way. Christians are loving people, often reaching out with handshakes and hugs. If you’re going to a church that doesn’t, I suggest you look for a different church. I believe the church is one of the best places to meet the need for love in a casual relationship.