If a girl recently called you dude then you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will help you understand why she would call you dude and why other girls might call you dude in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl calls you dude? If she also calls other people dude then it would be likely that she says it naturally. If she only calls you dude then she might be trying to show you that she is not attracted to you or she might even be doing it to see your reaction. It would be necessary to consider the body language that she shows around you to get a better understanding.

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Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might call you dude it is important to consider the context of how she does it and the body language that she shows.

Reasons why a girl will call you dude

Each of the different reasons why a girl will call you dude will likely come with a number of clues in her body language and in the way that she says it.

Below, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a girl will call you dude, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She likes you

It could be the case that she is actually attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she only calls you dude and she shows positive body language signs around you.

If she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show it in her body language by doing things such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you when you’re around her
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Touching you more than she touches other people
  • Asking you more questions that she does to other people
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than she does with other people
  • Laughing a lot at the things you say
  • Tilting her head while talking to you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Glancing at you a lot and smiling or quickly looking away if you notice
  • Sitting or standing more upright when she sees you

She naturally calls people dude

The reason that she calls you dude could be that it is something that she naturally says.

If that is the case then it would be likely that she would call her other friend’s dude and that she would show the same body language around them as she shows around you. That is unless she is also attracted to you in which case she would likely show signs of being attracted to you when she is around you such as those mentioned above.

She considers you a friend

The reason that she calls you dude might be that she considers you a friend and it is a sign that she is not attracted to you.

If that is the case then it would be likely that she would not show signs of attraction around you and that she would interact with you in a similar way to how she interacts with her other friends.

With that being said, if a girl wanted to show that she is not interested in a guy it would be unlikely that she would choose to call him dude. With that being the case, it would be more likely that she calls you dude naturally as opposed to doing it to show that she is not attracted to you.

She wants to see your reaction

It might be the case that she is attracted to you but she is not sure about the way that you feel about her.

This could have caused her to call you dude to see the way that you would react. If that is why she did it then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction when around you.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why she calls you dude and the way that she feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she noticeably changes her body language and behavior, when she sees you, then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you depending on the way that she changes it.

If she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Standing or sitting more upright
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Holding eye contact
  • Having more dilated pupils

Then it would be likely that she is attracted to you especially if she shows other signs of attraction when she is around you.

Whereas, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Tightening her lips
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Furrowing her eyebrows

Then it would be more likely that she has negative feelings towards you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

When considering the possible reasons that she might call you dude it would be helpful to consider the way that she interacts with other people compared to how she interacts with you.

If she often calls other people dude and she shows the same body language around other people as she does around you then it would be more likely that she says it naturally.

Whereas, if she only seems to call you dude and she shows different body language and behavior around you then it would be more likely that she does it because she considers you a friend, she likes you or because she is trying to show that she doesn’t. It would be helpful to consider the way that she changes her body language around you to get a better idea of why she says it.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

When trying to make sense of what her body language might be suggesting it would be helpful to consider a number of body language signs at a time.

This is because a single body language sign might have multiple different meanings making it difficult to accurately understand its meaning.

Whereas, a cluster of body language signs that all suggest the same thing would be more likely to be there for that exact reason.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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