In short, no, cuddling alone will not make a person fall in love with another, but it can contribute to the process. During cuddling, the love and bonding hormone, oxytocin, is released. The more you cuddle with a partner, the more this hormone gets released, and the more comfortable and intimate you feel.
Is cuddling with a friend okay?
Get comfortable with how you feel about making the request first… and remember, there is nothing strange about wanting physical intimacy with someone in or outside of an intimate relationship. You are allowed to want to cuddle. Its totally fine and normal.
What does cuddling mean to a guy?
Cuddling, especially with someone you like, gives you a sense of closeness and relaxed intimacy thats difficult to find in other activities. If you feel comfortable with the other person, it kind of just lets you relax and not have to do much physically.
Does cuddling cause feelings?
Oxytocin is released during sex, but its also released by physical contact such as cuddling, kissing or hugging. When those feelings of calmness and overall happiness become associated with a certain person, it can be hard not to feel attachment to the cause of that association.