Sunday, October 24, 2021


How many people have you physically touched in the last two weeks?

Most of us are self-isolating, doing our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. What that means is that we’re in contact with only a small group of people, in most cases one other person.

Humans are social beings, so touch is important to us, and the lack of it can be very stressful and even harmful to our mental health.

But, for now, given the dire situation we find ourselves in, how many people have you actually physically touched in, say, the last two weeks? Don’t count yourself, just others where you have made physical contact.

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Here’s another poll you might find interesting. We asked this yesterday: For self-quarantining couples, how are you getting along? See the responses and comments.


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1 year ago

Husband and our handicapped son

1 year ago

Wife and daughter. Thinking about it – I really don’t go around touching people anyway. They taught me that in sexual harassment classes.

1 year ago

My wife and one granddaughter that insist on a hug whenever she sees me. Hard to deny that.

Al Lefeusch
1 year ago

Same amount of people I’ve touched in the last few years…. none!

1 year ago

Wife, daughter, son-in-law, grandson. We see each other several times per week.

1 year ago

Only my partner. I haven’t even gotten to see my parents for two months.

1 year ago

Cuddle with my wife of 40 yrs and elbow bumped our daughter on Easter Sunday.

1 year ago

Have not touched another human being since I visited my husband in memory care on March 12th. Just have my dog to touch which is better than no one.

Jo sine
1 year ago

I cannot add pic so imagine pic of a minature baseball bat..about 12 in long..can send later..hetr is the story
Baby host in park had big white. bucket w sign that sais QUIET, BABY I stoped..tiptoed up and hanging frm a cross tos were three of THESE..i said shi- and their trailer erupted ..i bowed and stopped off..

Tom Gutzke
1 year ago

I’m now a widower [since November 29th] and wish i had someone to hug or give a good-night kiss to. However, I am very glad she does not have to deal with the COVID situation.

Jan Fish
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

Tom, please join us on our RVillage. Someone might be looking for that kiss and hug. I have been widowed twice. If you have had a great marriage you definitely will be looking for someone to share with you. You are never to old.

1 year ago

Just one, my wife

Wayne Caldwell
1 year ago

Wife, daughter, son-in-law, three grandkids. And two doggies.

1 year ago

Touched fingertips when handing a CG worker money to pay for washing our rig. Freaked me right out! Also my wife of 33 years for our usual 1 minute hug and the rest. 1 minute hugs are guaranteed to change your marriage!

Pat G
1 year ago

Only my husband of 62 years..I would really like to hug my great grand daughter…but I won’t.

1 year ago

I kiss my wife in the morning and before we go to bed every night,and we have been doing it from the very start. I also tell her I love her as well, even more so now just in case.

Alan Wood
1 year ago

More than 10 because I was working through last Thursday

1 year ago

I personally have only touched one (my wife); however, I have been to the dentist last week who actually touched me….but with gloves and mask on. I did not touch him.

1 year ago

Some respondents from the U.K. have likely touched at least one other person.

1 year ago

We have 7 living in our house…

1 year ago

My Wife