Introduction: What does it mean when a girl calls you “dude” and why is it so important to know?
Have you ever been out with friends, when a girl walks up to you and calls you “dude?” You’re not sure if she knew your name or just assumed that because of your gender, that’s what she had to call you. If you have ever been in this situation, you must know why it is important to understand the meaning behind what she said.
The word “dude,” when used to address a person of the male gender, has two very distinct meanings. The first definition of the word “dude” is in the sense of “an idiot.” The second definition of the word “dude” is something that you will only know after experiencing it for yourself. It’s that feeling that you get; a heart-felt feeling that you can’t quite place, but know in your gut as true.
How To Deal with the Tough Emotional Trails of Being Called “Dude” by an Ex-Girlfriend or Best Friend
The first thing that must be dealt with when someone calls you “dude” is to not take it personally. You probably wonder why she would call you something so derogatory? Well, the best way to deal with this social faux-pas is to just walk away and let it go. Do not dwell on what she said, find an appropriate response from your friends and just walk away. There are a lot of things that can be done at this point and you can: laugh it off, go get a drink or tell her what you think of her calling you “dude.” If you respond to her in an appropriate manner, she will so appreciate it, and you can get back to reading your book. However, if you react in a degrading way, such as becoming frustrated with her use of the term “dude,” she may think that you are insecure and lack confidence.
As you now know, “dude” is a very derogatory term that can be hurtful for anyone to hear uttered by their ex-partner. The best way to deal with this problem is to just let it go. You can tell her that you do not want to hear it again or you can joke back and see if she will laugh. If she laughs, then you have demonstrated confidence and have given her the nickname that she wants. If your response causes a hostile reaction, such as being angry, then walk away and think about what you said next time.
5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Dudette During Intimate Moments with Women
If you are at a party, don’t take her calling you “dude” personally and if she keeps calling you one after more than one occasion, just walk away. There will be other women in your life and it’s best if you just ignore what she said and enjoy the company of your friends. [ARTICLE END]
Here is the actual article: “5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Dudette During Intimate Moments with Women”
Not misleading in any way. The title refers to the article accurately. It is factually accurate, with some minor stylistic modifications. The title of the article (and presumably the content) deals with how men can feel at ease during sexual intercourse with women, or rather how women make men feel awkward about it. That is what is meant by “dudette”.
Further, The Independent’s article is primarily a summary of a blog post. It is not meant to inform its readers about the use of the word “dudette”. It merely discusses the word in passing. To make such an insinuation is not only disproportionate, it also turns an honest mistake into a controversy when none exists.