How Touch-Starved Are You?๐Ÿค—

Are you longing for the warmth of human connection? Do you find yourself yearning for physical touch and feeling a sense of loneliness?
Don't worry, you're not alone. We all have a natural desire for social interaction and the comfort that comes from physical contact. Discover where you stand on the touch deprivation scale! This test is an opportunity to gain insights into your level of touch hunger and, hopefully, find reassurance that you're not as touch-deprived as you might think.
Let's dive in and explore the importance of touch in our lives.

  • 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 that you would get hugs from?
  • 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, just getting out of bed?
  • 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?

Comments (52)


694 days ago
I crave affection but flinch at sudden affection. I wish someone would just hold me and not let go.
697 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!
707 days ago
tfw your bsf is your crush but they're across the country
718 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...
758 days ago
Wow.. lot of people here touch deprived than expected-
805 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. ):
814 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 itโ€™s a religious choice for me as we arenโ€™t meant to have ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ or romantic relationships until marriage. I mean itโ€™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 weโ€™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 Iโ€™ll find that truly special someone โ˜น๏ธ
870 days ago
I crave love and affection and yet I fear it
884 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 :/
894 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!
957 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.
965 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
1002 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
1005 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*
1006 days ago
i took it again and well, i guess iโ€™m not ok! anyone else feels those phantom touches or just me? i guess i really am touch starved if i melt from someone even just barely tapping me lol
1007 days ago
I was taking the quiz because I felt touch starved and then my crushed asked me if i want a hug tomorrow when i meet them...I- what
1012 days ago
I just want a hug from one of my crushes... I can only hug one of them because he's real but the rest are all anime characters ๐Ÿ˜ข
1013 days ago
wow it asked me if i was ok (lul iโ€™m not, but i mean... wow)
1040 days ago
Bruh, Cov!d has made it so hard to see my s/o and it makes me sad. I just want a hug or smt.
1047 days ago
Only thing i got from this quiz is more depression