Maybe that person is you, maybe it's your friend or maybe it's your SO and you hate it it. There are many reasons why people feel it's necessary to be clingy. It depends what your relationship is like. If you're "kind of" in a relationship, you don't want to be that person who's clinging onto that person who really doesn't want much to do with you. Independence is attractive. People love other people who can share time with them but not have to be together all the time.
Chances are you don't have much of interest in being the clingy one in a relationship. It comes with a whole slew of negative connotations — worst of all being jealousy. You might not want to be dating someone who's clingy either. Why are people sometimes overly clingy in relationships? According to Toronto-based dating coach Christine Hart, a lot of it has to do with how the person feels about themselves.
What a bunch of BS! That advice is a bandaid to make things more convenient for the other person. But this should be about you! It should be about you feeling secure and safe! Keep reading!