A year of NO A-Frames...
A year without ANY Sideways Hugging... (it is not your friend. It is not even really a hug.)
You are no less manly for your lack of back-patting.
I am not a hot potato. You can maintain contact for a full second if you like.
Lifting people off the ground is considered impolite.
The important this is not to be afraid of the hug. A good hug is a confident hug.
Now go forth, to hug in peace!
(Happy New Year)