1. He won’t know how you value hugging unless you tell him.
Hugging is a common affectionate gesture in many relationships, and one you appreciate. You may want your boyfriend to hug you more than he does, especially if you are physically demonstrative and he isn’t. Getting your boyfriend to hug you without asking him to do so is useful because asking can be awkward. You want the affectionate components of the relationship to come naturally, and you can do so by helping him understand that you enjoy frequent hugs.