I just feel so weird when he calls me dude it's as if he just sees me as his bud and doesn't view me as a romantic interest.
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How does he use the word with you?
There's a pretty big difference between the following uses:
"hey dude, how's it going?" (using dude as a name for someone)
"Dude, hell yeah! I loved that movie too!" (Using it casually in the middle of conversation, more so as a way to express excitement for something)2