What Does It Mean When A Guy Calls You, 'Dear'?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
When a guy calls a girl, 'dear', it can have a number of different meanings.

In most cases, it's a term of affection or endearment - but doesn't necessarily imply sexual attraction.

What does it mean when a guy calls you, 'dear'?

Tone of voice and context will tell you a lot about what a guy means when he refers to you as 'dear'. If he says it in a casual way, it could just be that he is being polite.

On the other hand, someone who uses the term 'dear' in a more affectionate or personal tone might be trying to get a message across to you.

The term 'dear' is often used by parents and teachers when speaking to children - so it is even possible that a guy could use the word 'dear' in a condescending or sarcastic way.

How will I know what a guy means when he calls me dear?

The best way to figure out exactly what a guy means when he says something is to take into account three magical factors:

  • Context
  • Tone of voice
  • Body language
If you think about these three things the next time a guy calls you 'dear', you may be able to work out exactly what he's thinking when he says it.

Alternatively, you could always be a bit more straight-forward and simply ask him what he means by calling you 'dear'.
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Anonymous answered

it's patronising.

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