How Touch-Starved Are You?🤗

Do you sometimes feel lonely and/or have a yearning for the physical touch of another human? It's totally normal and very common to crave this kind of interaction. Take this 'Touch deprivation quiz' and find out how touch-deprived you really are (or hopefully, are not).

  • 1
    Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
    Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
  • 2
    If you do have a significant other, how often do you see them in person?
  • 3
    When is the last time you experienced physical touch from someone you love?

  • 4
    How many friends do you have?
  • 5
    How many siblings do you have?
  • 6
    What are/were your parents/guardians like?

  • 7
    What is the first thing you do when you go on your phone in the morning?
  • 8
    Do you enjoy leading people on just for their attention?
  • 9
    Where would you enjoy being touched the most?
  • 10
    How often do you listen to music?

  • 11
    What's your general mood?
  • 12
    How long do you take to get ready in the morning?
  • 13
    Do you have a pet or pets?
  • 14
    What's your favorite thing to do when you are alone?
  • 15
    Do you enjoy being alone?

    (Last question of the 'Touch starvation test')

Comments (38)


70 days ago
Almost 30 and never been touched. People tell me they Love me but they don't. No one ever invites me anywhere. When I'm swimming in the pool they tell me to wear shorts. Can't show too much cleavage because no one wants to see it. I can't stand romance movies can't stand romance songs. It hurts too much to live sometimes. Me own touch just isn't doing it anymore. I just gave up.
164 days ago
I guess I'm touch starved because I always imagine my partner, of which I don't have, touching me, and it doesn't even have to be sexual. I just like being touched, and also all the love languages out there. I also like back hugs, and my partner touching my waist, thighs, head and face, even though I haven't experienced those things yet. I just like to imagine or visualize occurrences like that, but I do know that that will happen to me through time; I just need to be patient.
174 days ago
I mean- I guess in touch starved? I have to be the one to initiate the hug and I only get one hug a day. I constantly think about needing cuddles so...yeah
226 days ago
great quiz!! did this quiz with my friends and they love touching me in sexual places!!!!
250 days ago
I'm trying to figure out why I DON'T feel touch starved but anything I google brings up what to do if you ARE. The only regular contact I have is with my dog and my cat. I am sociable at work (as in I will talk to people) but I don't text them and I don't see them outside of work as I don't want to. I enjoy reading and will do so for up to 8 hours a day. I will go so far as to say I am addicted to reading, as I want to get back to reading whenever I am pulled away from it by bodily needs (sleeping, eating, working, pet care etc) ASAP. Yet I have no problems with being touched and I don't feel antsy or upset. I haven't been hugged in oh, 5 or 6 months? I can reciprocate easily if someone else initiates but I am not comfortable with starting stuff and I can just as easily skip it if someone else feels the same. Do I have a psychological problem? I have been told that I may be partially sociopathic but I do have a sense of right and wrong, and I certainly feel guilt (especially if I accidentally step on my cat who is constantly underfoot - I will break out in tears if I cause harm to any animal. Ecept bugs. Bugs can die).
250 days ago
I literally get so excited when someone holds my hand, and everyone just looks like they're living a better life than I am. I'm just craving affection honestly, because I haven't been getting any and probably won't be getting any for a long time at the rate I'm going. I just want a hug :(
253 days ago
I crave affection but flinch at sudden affection. I wish someone would just hold me and not let go.
256 days ago
The last person who touched me consistently was my mom and she's been dead since 1986. I'm married and rarely get touched. American society is fubar, and that's the way it is now!
Greed and self-centeredness has taken a toll on our society!
266 days ago
tfw your bsf is your crush but they're across the country
277 days ago
Genuinely, anybody. ANYONE. I'd do anything even for something as simple as a handshake. So alone. So very very alone. Years. Can't remember the last time I was touched...
317 days ago
Wow.. lot of people here touch deprived than expected-
364 days ago
The quiz seems to think I "get physical affection", yet I haven't had ANY in almost two years.

Imagine all the nerves in your back periodically telling you that you're in immense pain, and there's literally nothing you can do to alleviate it. That's what touch deprivation feels like at the two year mark; completely random and debilitating pain that can only be relieved with physical contact, yet there's no one to touch you. ):
373 days ago
Wow we really are a bunch of lonely ppl huh. Ig my situation is a bit hard cos I honest
Y want someone romantically to just come up and hug me and kiss me and say that they love me. I have a bunch of family and a great relationship with everyone but I want ROMANCE. The thing is it’s a religious choice for me as we aren’t meant to have 😏😏 or romantic relationships until marriage. I mean it’s a great rule because it really brings more good than harm. Like it prevents so much hurt and hardships. But I still feel so lonely so,etimes. I have a crush on this boy and I think he likes me too but we’re both of the same religion and we r both quite practising so we would never do anything atm. I definitely understand why the rule is there and I can only hope that one day when I really am ready for marriage I’ll find that truly special someone ☹️
429 days ago
I crave love and affection and yet I fear it
443 days ago
How Touch-Starved Are You?
Hey, are you OK? You really seem to need someone in your life to show you some love. You probably forget what it feels like to be held in someone's arms. I am so sorry. But it will get better. Keep trying to find someone. You will feel loved one day. You will be happy. And you're not the only one in your shoes - a lot of people have trouble finding someone compatible who'll treat them well. You got this! Good luck.

Yeah not surprised :/
453 days ago
i don't get hugs, people holding my hand or anybody touching me alot and the last time someone did was my mom when she squished my face like a month or two ago and i feel really awkward asking for physical contact but i really enjoy it and when i read a book with it in sometimes i cry because i feel so happy yet sad that it isn't actually me and i try hugging pillows in the day and the night and sometimes ill put a heat pack (the bag with beads inside that you put in the microwave) on my waist or somewhere so i can simulate the feeling of being hugged. I know it's sad but that's what i do. Oh and i also spend a lot of time in my room and took 5+ tests and turns out i'm severely depressed (hence the username) anywho done ranting. Have a good day and night, sweet dreams!
516 days ago
I get told A LOT by my older cousin that I'm touch deprived because I have like 39 waifus and I freak out when I get touched like I'll actually jump, like you know how you jump when you get scared in a horror movie, yeah that's me. For example my cousin tried to hug me but, I backed away slowly, as if I didn't wanna be touched but, I really wanted a hug. I guess it's just my anxiety acting up, like I don't want to be touched but at the same time I do, soooo yeah.
524 days ago
I'm not realy alone I love my mum see her evry day love my siblings see them most days
But this morning my boss (male so Am I not gay )
Touched me on the nose for a yoke
I melted inside tingling feeling all over

Wich was wierd but welcome feeling it reminded me how much I stil mis some handshake or normal business interaction

So I cant imagine how it must feal for somone wi truly is alone works from home not close to hope that tis will be over
561 days ago
i need a boyfriend i miss my magnus
im adopted and parents hate me i hate them so..... i need to be loved by sombody i would take a girl even if i am straight
564 days ago
It's been so hard becuz of the pandemic and now I almost kissed someone and Ive realized how touch starved I am like someone hug me pls *crying*