Fellas, we appreciate the terms of endearment -- but they aren't that endearing.
I can't speak for all women, but when it comes to pet names, I've never been much of a fan. i feel like sometimes pet names can be forced and unnecessary. If you want to call me something -- call me by my name because I'm not your baby and I'm definitely not your wifey.
Most women find being called pet names cute and it supposedly shows that their appreciated -- or does it? I mean what does being called bae really entail? I mean it's a popular term and you might feel like you got the juice if your man is referring to you as bae, but if he's not treating you like 'bae' does any of that really matter? Probably not. The idea is cute, but secretly most women hate pet names, at least I do -- especially these five.
an affectionate form of address, typically for someone with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.
Just something about the word babe always takes me back to the Chris Noonan film about the pig. I just can't seem to grasp the romanticism affiliated with the word -- unless you're trying to tell me something I don't know.
a condescending way of referring to a man's wife.
Every since the 2000 single "Wifey" by Next hit the radio, I've never quite been too fond of the word. Why be someones wifey when you can be someones wife instead? If I have the title, I want the official title. No such thing as half stepping when it comes to love.
sexually attractive or exciting.
This word is pretty self explanatory. It's not a compliment. I rather a man call me beautiful or gorgeous before uttering the words 'sexy' from his lips. I don't find that flattering. Save all that for the video vixens you lust over.
Examples Word Origin
Slang. an affectionate term used to address or refer to one’s girlfriend, boyfriend, etc.:
I love you, bae.
The fact that anyone is called bae these days, doesn't even begin to make the word attractive. If any chick can be bae, why would I want to fall under the same category? Supposedly the acronym stands for "before anyone else" which is clever, but let's be realistic -- the word is not cute.
Boyfriend or girlfriend
Can you handle me? If you can't you ain't gonna be my boo.
Yet another so called pet name that honestly doesn't fit the bill. Is it even a real word? First thing that comes to mind is the little girl from the Disney movie Monsters Inc. or Casper.