What does it implies when a girl calls you bro? Does she befriend you or does she actually have feelings for you, but is she hiding behind this universal term? Today you’ll learn everything you need to know about the “bro” phenomenon, so stay here.
One thing is certain. It’s something special if a guy or a girl calls you bro. It is a connection that cannot be broken. It’s a connection that has no limits but sometimes it’s much more than that!
Guys are called bro because they really mean it. They really feel the deep connection between them as if they are brothers and, most importantly, best friends.
And they act that way. Of course, they won’t call every guy they meet on the street, bro, because saying bro has a deeper meaning – it’s only for close friends.
Although there is an exception to the rule. Sometimes co-workers call each other bro and not because they are so close but because they see each other every day, then the bro call becomes something that often happens in the work environment. .
In the office, you all have the same or similar issues, so it is easy to connect with each other.
But if you look at a deeper level when someone calls you bro, it feels more like a sacred bond between two men who feel like they’re meant to be brothers, but sadly they’re not.
The same goes for a man and a woman or even two women (especially if they are legitimate tomboys like me) because “bro” has become a universal name for the people you care about.
A brief history of the word Bro
The word bro crept into the English language in the 1660s, only as an abbreviation of the word “brother.”
The same goes for “sis”, short for the word “sister”. Back then the meaning of the word bro was limited to a brother, but slowly in the 1970s bro started to mean something completely different.
Bro went from a brother to a male friend. By the turn of the century, bro gained more meanings.
A man was otherwise known as bro or brah, or bruh which has become synonymous with young man, the true male type who partied and had fun almost all the time. (I bet I know what you think if he calls you bro now, lol).
But you don’t have to worry, because calling someone a bro has become a universal name for the people you like, love, and respect – people who mean a lot to you.
Okay, now that we have established the origins of the word bro and why men are called bro, let us move on to the big question: why do girls call men bro?
It’s so confusing because when you look at her you don’t know if she likes you and wants your attention.
It’s not strange that you get confused after being called like that because in most cases you have a crush on this girl and she uses ‘dude’, bro or even brother can really prick and you may feel like you’ve just been bro-zoned.
It is quite possible for a girl to call you bro because she calls all of her friends like that, it’s just what she calls the people she loves but in most cases, she does call bro has a different meaning or she just doesn’t love you romantically and sees you as nothing more than a friend, a bro if you will.
What does it implies when a girl calls you bro?
There are many reasons why a girl calls you bro. She might zone you out as a friend, seek attention, or hide her feelings for you. However, things are not that simple. There are other possible meanings besides these, so let’s see!
1. She does it to everyone
I know a girl who calls everyone bro. Her friends are bro, her mother and father are bros, her sister is bro, she calls her boyfriend bro and even her cat is bro. (Well that’s a LOT of bros for sure.)
So if she calls everyone bro or “dude,” then you can surely be sure that she is not trying to bro-zone you.
What’s even better is that you can be sure that she likes you because you wouldn’t call anyone that if you didn’t like her.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean she loves you romantically. It might not be a big deal, but it’s definitely better than just being a friend.
From that point on, try to push your relationship in the direction you want her to go and that takes her on a date to see where she’s going. Maybe this bro is turning into something more personal.
Verdict: attention seeking possible
2. She trusts you
If a girl calls you bro, it means that she is comfortable with you. She wants to converse with you and tell you her problems because she really thinks you can help her.
She needs a shoulder to cry on and she don’t have a boyfriend.
I’m sorry to say it, but this all screams the friendship zone.
If this bothers you, you should be honest and tell her that you don’t want her to call you like that, but you should know that she will probably take it the wrong way and get angry and not let you down. will not speak for days.
She may even realize that you love her and stop all contact with you because she is afraid of what she has done.
You have to understand that doing this can be extremely risky as you could drive her out of your life forever.
Verdict: Definitely amizoning
3. She hides her feelings for you
When a girl calls you bro, maybe she is doing it to hide her feelings for you. The point is, she probably loves you but is afraid to do something about it and as long as things are platonic she feels safe.
Maybe she thinks you’ll reject her because you don’t like her, or maybe she’s just afraid of rejection in general because she’s had a bad experience in the past.
So, to make things less suspicious, she calls you bro. It’s always wise to try and read your body language as these signs never lie, so it’s best to check them out before you do anything.
Remember, there’s always a risk that you’ve misinterpreted her behavior and it turns out that she doesn’t like you that way. Then your friendship is over.
Verdict: attention seeking
4. She only sees you as a good friend
Okay, this one is pretty obvious. She doesn’t want to involve with you romantically. You can get this from the way she acts around you.
If she’s like one of the guys, if she answers your texts with short messages, pats you on the shoulder, tells you about guys she likes, then I’m so sorry but you gotta find another crush, man, because you got badly broken.
Don’t even try to think about having a romantic relationship with her because she probably thinks of you as her best friend.
If your feelings for her are too intense, the best thing to do is to tell her how you feel before you stop seeing her.
Make sure she knows why you can’t date her anymore, as it would be unfair to leave her hanging out just because you’re not on the same page.
Verdict: Definitely friend
5. She doesn’t know what she thinks of you
What if a girl calls you bro? It could mean that she is afraid of falling in love with you. Maybe you’re the sexiest guy she’s ever seen and she feels she doesn’t deserve you – it exists, you know?
Maybe her self-esteem isn’t that high, maybe she’s run into some assholes and fuckboys in her past and doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice.
Be careful with the vibrations you send, as it could pick them up the wrong way.
Don’t be too strong on her if you see that she has unresolved issues and if she is unsure of the bigger picture.
That is why she calls you dude and spends a lot of time with you but don’t have a boyfriend. That’s why she text you at midnight with the excuse of being bored.
She feels safe texting you, double texting you and talking to you on the phone, but when you’re together she calls you bro and acts like you are nothing more than just friends.
Verdict: secret attention seeking
6. She has different feelings for you
The usage of the word bro now a days, is getting more and more. Everyone is called bro these days. But, when a girl calls you bro, I understand. It puzzles you and makes you think.
As I said before, there are several reasons why she does this and each of them has a very good explanation.
I’m sad to say, one of those explanations is that she really loves you, that she takes care of you, but you don’t want her to.
She really sees you as a brother. Maybe she’s never had a sibling and you’re the closest thing she’s ever had.
In these situations, forget about any kind of relationship except friendship. This love cannot be undone or transferred to something else.
Verdict: Definitely amizoning
7. She’s interested in someone else
This girl spends a lot of time with you suspiciously. On the one hand, any guy would think the girl is interested in him.
When women call guys bro, a lot of guys think they want something more than being friends.
His call leaves you perplexed because, conventionally, it’s not the usual nickname you give to someone you love.
In this case, she may be spending time with you because she loves someone else, someone close to you. The truth is, at any given time, a girl can have multiple crushes and suitors.
Pay attention to her behavior and whether she insists on going out with your friends or a specific friend. If so, don’t hope because she isn’t in love with you.
Verdict: definitely a friendship with a hidden agenda
8. She jokes and is playful
Sometimes girls call you bro to flirt with you. Now you are probably thinking to yourself: SERIOUSLY? Do girls call guys dude even when they’re playful? How am I supposed to know the difference between a “friend-zoning” and a “playful brother”?
Well, you also have to pay attention to the tone of his voice. Does she say it in an affectionate or neutral way? I am sure you can tell the difference.
(If that sounds even more confusing, below is a mini guide on how to tell if a girl has linked you.)
Here is an interesting story from one of my male friends. The other day he told me this: The first time a girl I love called me bro, I thought she made me a friend. She even sent me a meme friendzone. Then, a few days later, she told me that she was literally afraid of how much she loved me.
I guess that’s a trend with girls who for some reason are afraid of their feelings for someone. If she’s one of those girls, don’t expect her to tell you “I love you” so soon, but give her some space and time to sort out her feelings.
Verdict: secret attention seeking
9. She takes care of you
When a girl calls you bro, it can mean that she is protecting you. Now don’t get me wrong. She doesn’t think you are incapable of taking care of yourself, but she does feel the need to protect you.
She probably thinks of you as her younger brother. I can relate very well to that one because I have a younger brother and the Lord knows how protective I am towards him.
Anytime he has a problem with something or someone takes it for granted, I immediately go into rescue mode and do my best to help him. Maybe this girl feels the same for you.
She cares about you, but not romantically. If you secretly love her, that might be a problem for you. If you’re not happy being her bro, consider letting her know how you feel about her.
If you want to be her boyfriend rather than a friend, don’t let her treat you like her little brother.
Still, no one can guarantee that things will change once you admit your feelings. Things could go south too, and she might pull back if she doesn’t see you as a potential romantic partner.
Coldplay’s lyrics have never been truer: but if you never try, you’ll never know … (Fix You)
Verdict: Definitely friend
10. She is mad at you
I’m one hundred percent sure you’ve never assumed that part of the reason a girl calls you bro is because she’s mad at you. Well, this mainly applies to those who are in a romantic relationship.
Here is an example worthy of my friend. The other day he told me this: Last night, I was so confused when I texted my girlfriend on Whatsapp and she called me BRO. Why would she do that?
Well, the first thing that came to my mind was: Do you think for some reason, she’s mad at you?
He thought about it for a while, then it hit him: I think she’s mad at me. I haven’t been a great boyfriend lately. I can’t remember the last time I surprised her with any of those unique romantic gestures boyfriends do for their girlfriends. So she probably feels like I’m her bro and not her boyfriend. Damn, that makes perfect sense now!
So if your girlfriend ever calls you, think about what you could have done wrong. It’s that simple.
Verdict: attention seeking
How do you know if a girl has contacted you?
Besides calling you bro, there are many other signs that she befriends you. One of those signs is that you are not his priority.
When a girl calls you bro, it does not necessarily mean that she is deporting you to the “Friend Zone” country. You should also watch out for other signs that are crying out that she just isn’t in you, bro:
She constantly finds excuses as to why she can’t spend time with you
She either has to walk her dog, see that old friend she hasn’t seen in a while, wash her hair, go to the gym, etc. Whenever you invite her for a drink or for a walk, she immediately thinks of a perfect excuse to avoid spending time with you.
Wait, why would she do that? I have a confession to make. A few days ago I did the same to a guy I had a friend with. Every time he asks me out on a date, I tell him how busy I am right now.
I’m doing this because I don’t want to hurt his feelings or sound bitchy for rejecting him. I am doing this in the hope that he will understand the hint and realize that he is related to a friendship zone and I do not want to give him false hope. I bet that’s what every girl does when she’s not in love with a guy.
“She is not ready to be a couple”
She tells you that she “finds herself”, that she doesn’t have time to engage with anyone, that she needs to work on herself, and to do whatever she has to. need, she must be alone.
I know other girls know it and Lord knows that when a girl says something like “I’m not ready for a relationship right now” it means she isn’t interested in YOU but if she likes it. really the guy, she would jump into a relationship without questioning it.
Of course, sometimes a girl is really not ready to be in a relationship because she hasn’t left her past and similar relationship. Well, you’re gonna have to learn to tell the difference between the two, bro.
She talks to you only when she needs something
Have you noticed that the only time she talks to you is when she needs something from you? Does she always come to you for advice or vents on things that bother her and the like?
If she only talks to you when she wants something or needs your help, then bro, you are officially in a friends zone. She clearly doesn’t care how you feel and isn’t interested in the things that are going on in your life.
She sees you as her male friend who she can come to when it suits her. Do you agree with that? And I meant it.
She tells you about other guys she loves (secretly)
If a girl tells you about other guys she likes, you can be one hundred percent sure that she likes you (unless she’s trying to make you jealous).
If she doesn’t know if you like her, she might try to make you jealous by talking about other guys she “likes”. Girls are complex beings (I understand).
If the majority of the signs echo with you, then you don’t need to question it because you are deep in the friends zone, bro.