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Luke
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Hi Chelsie,

He may be continuously calling you bro, dude and man because he doesn’t want to overthink where he is at with you in terms of romance.

In essence, he may not be entirely sure about where all of this is leading. This may be why he asked you about what your intentions were regarding him.

You replied that you were just seeking friends at this time.

Hence, his relationship with you feels very ambiguous and unclear.

On the one hand, you will make sexual jokes at him but on the other hand, you tell him that you are just seeking friends.

He uses words like bro, dude and man because he figures that those words are platonic enough and he wouldn’t be drawing any attention to any romantic inclinations that he may have for you by so doing.

At this juncture, he may not even know enough about how you see him to even try to mask his own emotions. In other words, he doesn’t know if you like him romantically.

Being that he already hasn’t had any luck with women for a few years, he may not want to allow himself to believe that he should start liking you romantically if all of this is just going to end in disappointment with you telling him that all you want is friendship.

So, to some extent he may have his guard up when it comes to you.

Being that you are looking for a good friend and possibly maybe a fwb, it would be best to tell him exactly what it is that you are looking for when you meet him on this date.

This will give the both of you a lot more clarity in terms of how to go about treating your relationship and will also help you both to stop overthinking.