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 duckie60
Joined: 3/21/2006
Msg: 1
Why do guys say "baby" - "honey" - "sweetie"Page 1 of 7    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
I have a first name and rather be called that then - baby - sweetie - honey -
I have a first name so why don't they use it ? Especially the ones I haven't spoken too or even exchanged emails. I guess these are considered words of endearment and I don't get this at home.
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 crazylilting
Joined: 8/11/2006
Msg: 2
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:30:58 PM
I don't know its one of those things that don't make sense at all. even the way it sounds bothers me. i met someone who called me baby too and it irked me, would be interesting to find out why people do that
 TopekaBluez
Joined: 7/9/2006
Msg: 3
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:38:42 PM
Anyone can call you by your name... however pet names are used by those that feel they have a particular closeness to you that others don't have. It's not meant to irk you, but to let you know verbally where you are in their heart.

But, if it bothers you, asking them nicely not to do that should keep them from doing it in the future.



Bluez
 crazylilting
Joined: 8/11/2006
Msg: 4
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:40:35 PM
Understood,
I was married for 17 years, and had pet names etc... this is about when you don't know someone really well.

Loveisgone
 psssst
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 5
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:43:32 PM
Personally, I don't mind being called by a pet name... not only does it make me smile, it sounds so much more endearing than my given name...

I've lately even gotten used to being called brat as a term of endearment...
 Honey_Kisses
Joined: 6/10/2006
Msg: 6
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:47:02 PM
When I`m in a relationship with someone, I love it when he has a pet name for me. I just hate it when men I don`t know do it. I work as a cashier and I cannot count how many times I get called "Honey" or "Sugar" by strange men. It annoys me, but I think most of them are just being friendly so I try not to let it bother me too much.
 *Flavia*
Joined: 7/22/2006
Msg: 7
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:48:11 PM
I don't like being called "baby", "honey", "sweetie" by people I don't know.

That is soooooooooo creepy!!!!!!!!!!
 Mustang065
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 8
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:50:09 PM
Practice for the times when we have to beg....
 TheMarchHare
Joined: 8/9/2006
Msg: 9
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:53:31 PM
It's okay baby, all you have to do is say the word and we'll stop. Okay honey?

Thanks sweetie,

Jon
 Racer71
Joined: 12/8/2005
Msg: 10
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:55:41 PM
I really don't use any of those words...
 ClassyVixen
Joined: 5/15/2006
Msg: 11
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 6:59:37 PM
Yeah i get alot of those pet names as well but i have a couple that i really like and one i ve stuck with .... ive been called Angel and my fav is Babydoll ;0)
 ubkobalt
Joined: 5/7/2006
Msg: 12
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:06:58 PM
I want to. But not being used to using pet names, it's kind of awkward.

But, I DO enjoy hearing it...even if it's from a stranger. (And then I might question where they grew up.)
 certainnow
Joined: 9/13/2005
Msg: 13
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:13:12 PM
MAYBE they forgot your first name....just wondering.....
 certainnow
Joined: 9/13/2005
Msg: 14
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:14:26 PM


although , there is something quite special about being "baby", "honey"..
 kathy411
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 15
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:20:31 PM
As long as they don't start calling me 'mother' I'm fine with most ... well except maybe 'honey' ... sounds whiny to me for some reason.
 Coastergal
Joined: 7/24/2005
Msg: 16
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Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:32:12 PM
So you can't get all pizzed off when they call u... JULIE, LIZ or whatever their ex-girlfriends name is!!!!!
 Bubbles1979
Joined: 7/5/2006
Msg: 17
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 7:47:14 PM
Personally I love it. It is creepy from a slimy stranger though! LOL But from a boyfriend, husband or even someone I do find attractive in the mall. LOL Either it makes me feel cared about or it's just a way of flirting. Either way, I don't mind...
 BOT TAK
Joined: 8/4/2006
Msg: 18
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:07:24 PM
If a man couldn't remember all the names of his ex g/f, wives, etc -- it's so easy to call everyone - honey, sweetie, baby

It's how I feel...............so if they call me something but my name, I just explain very sweet how it would be nice if many guys call on my cell and I don't have to recognize the voice and just would answer: "hi honey" they get the point right away.......usually
 footballpenguin
Joined: 6/23/2006
Msg: 19
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:14:48 PM
i like terms of endearment, both receiving and using. even after our breakup, my ex and i often exchange "words of endearment." for example, she often refers to me as The World's Biggest As*hole...it pleases me greatly she feels i am the best person on that planet at something, and it warms my heart she thinks of me so dearly.
~Football "hugs & kisses you f#ck!ng b!tc#" Penguin
 wayne
Joined: 5/9/2003
Msg: 20
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:26:08 PM
I don't use a pet name until I have gotten to know the person. Okay Mamm! Yes Mamm! I got that Mamm!
 Leeanne
Joined: 10/14/2005
Msg: 21
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Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:27:13 PM
I love being babe or baby - I use that term as well - any term of endearment I love.

BTW that would be between people that I care for and that care for me.
 hapeenurse
Joined: 5/5/2006
Msg: 22
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:44:05 PM
if anyone other than my boyfriend at the time calls me any of those names, I'm irritated.

it's worse if you hardly know someone , or as we all know ,those people who call everyone "sweetie" ugh fugh!
 lady is waiting
Joined: 8/16/2006
Msg: 23
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:50:21 PM
I have found that Darlin is one of the most used with me and when i ask i was told that way you dont get mixed up with who your chatting with or talking to how do you guys keep us straight?
of course just to be fair i have used sweetie alot myself
Linda
 alwayspensive
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 24
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 8:58:08 PM
I rather those than Ma'am. Even though I know it is a term of respect, I feel like it's one used for OLDER women.
 tiredofheadgames
Joined: 8/6/2006
Msg: 25
Why do guys say baby - honey - sweetie
Posted: 8/24/2006 9:25:23 PM
I love being called by terms of endearment....if a gal calls me Honey etc. it ROCKS in my opinion.
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