“There are many women who don’t want to be referred to as ‘babe’ in any context.
Maybe they find it demeaning.” A 2012 study by supports Kerner’s hunch: The survey found that “babe” was the pet name UK women hated most—even beating out “Muffin,” “Pudding” and “Puppy.”If “babe” and “baby” are out, couples might want to get creative.
But more personal nicknames can cause trouble, too.
“Sweetheart” is one non-creepy classic: People have been using it as a term of endearment since the thirteenth century..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. I don't, but I've discovered some girls really do."I'm in a dress and heels, and he calls me 'dude? But does being called "dude" really mean you're just one of the guys? Like..he trying to subliminally let you know you're heading down the "just friends" lane? Another thinks when a guy calls a girl "dude," she's definitely in the friend zone. I'm not trying to give this much thought, but I'm a girl so overanalyzing is what I do best. Him referring to you as a dude could mean he's really comfortable around you (a total plus, riiight? It could also just be a word that he uses all the time. But if say a guy you're really into or you're "seeing" calls you "dude," wouldn't that stop you in your tracks?