(Original post by Anonymous)
I can only assume that she’s upset because I wouldn’t talk to her? Do people get upset if someone doesn’t confide in them? Is that what this is all about?
Any advice on how I can get out of this mess and back get things back to normal?
Thats what I reckon mate, even if you didn't mean it as such, she may very well have been reading it as "I don't trust you enough to talk" or something equally as dramatic
Would suggest you try talking to her and behaving normally yourself... sounds like you've been playing just as many games as she, you ignore her and she's probably gonna assume thats the way you want it and ignore you right back. Take a step toward her and see where that gets you for now
Dude means she considers you as a friend I think. It's an American thing (even today), and lots of American kids I know use it to address people they consider as friends/acquaintances, but not people they're interested in romantically. That's the impression I got but I might be mistaken.
Like you are totally over reacting, dude! Chill man!
On a more serious note, i call people dude all the time, its kinda one of those things i do, i would not mind if my girl friends turned around and called me dude, i would take it as a compliment tbh, i take dude as someone with utmost respect and like a cool guy, so if a girl calls me a dude then cool. We will forget about the whole beach bum/hippie part of it LOL!
(Original post by SamTheMan)
If you live in the US, then why not. I used to hear it every day when I lived there. "Dude", "Buddy"... but in Britain, unless you say it as a joke, it just sounds dumb.
Unless you're a member of my boatclub, obviously (or various other people in my college). For whatever reason, it's used quite a lot, either just as a general term of address, or a minor expression of affection.
It's just a local thing though. And I think that the OP is overanalysing the use of one word!