If a guy refers to you as dude, take this as your cue. He is either not interested in you in that way or he has just come from a very long day of watching sports he doesn’t play, killing it at guitar hero, and eating HotPockets.
This week’s red flag may call for ownership on your part. You must also ask yourself if you are being called a dude because of something you are doing. Are you:
a) wearing Chacos with socks
b) holding your sunglasses on with a Karokee
c) accepting invitations to watch this guy participate in any of the above mentioned activities.
If you answered yes to any of these, you may have brought this on yourself.
**Disclaimer: Red flags are not always deal breakers. They mean to serve as a point in which you should stop and ask yourself, “Does this signify a deeper problem?” Red flags are also limited to things people choose to do, not things in which they have no control over.