All guys are different.
Some guys prefer to be called babe, some prefer to be called baby, some would rather you didn’t call them anything at all.
However, after asking a bunch of different guys their thoughts on being called baby or babe, I have found that most guys are interested in being called babe if they’re looking for a partner.
Do Guys like to Be Called Baby or Babe?
Most guys looking for a serious relationship prefer being called babe.
This is mainly because “babe” is seen as a more affectionate term, whereas “baby” is seen as more childish and immature.
And if there is one thing we strive to be, it is mature.
4 Reasons Guys like to Be Called Babe over Baby
Let’s go over the most common reasons why it’s better to be called babe than baby:
Babe Is A Term of Endearment
Calling someone “baby” can come across as being condescending or patronizing.
Calling someone “babe” is a term of endearment.
It shows that you have an affectionate and warm relationship with the person you’re talking to, which most guys find attractive.
Babe Is More Commonly Used In Movies
There are many movies that use the term “babe” to describe the main characters.
There’s no movie I can think of off the top of my head that uses the term “baby” to describe the main character.
I guess you could make up a cheesy Hollywood flick called, “Where did my baby go?”
But I don’t think studios are gonna buy it.
And you may be wondering: “Do movies really affect the way people speak?”
The answer is yes.
I know that I’ve picked up on words that are used frequently in movies, just because I’ve heard them so many times.
So if you hear movie characters calling each other babe, it’s gonna make you want to call your significant other babe as well (or at least try it out).
And if this happens often enough, the word “babe” could potentially replace “baby”.
Babe Is Commonly Used In Music
Not only is babe commonly used in movies, but it’s also commonly used in music.
Babe is used frequently in music to describe someone’s significant other, or someone to who you are attracted.
This trend is more likely to be picked up by teens and young adults, who will eventually grow up to be the guys you date.
Baby Is Commonly Used By Moms
While it’s true that some people still refer to their significant others as “my baby,” it is mainly older generations like your parents and grandparents who use this term.
Younger generations (the ones you’re most likely to date) generally call their partners “babe”.
So why is this?
I asked some of my friends what they thought about this, and their responses were that “babe” is more common because it’s how parents often address their children.
When you call your partner baby, it reminds them of the parent-child relationship they have with their mother.
Babe is also used in lyrics to discuss women that are portrayed as being very attractive.
For example, in songs like “I Got Stung” by Snow Patrol, the band sings about a woman who is described as “Oh I’m your baby, you’re my babe.”
Should I call my boyfriend Babe or Baby?
If you want to be on the safe side, it’s best to call your boyfriend babe.
When in doubt, the safer route is to call him “babe,” and you won’t make him feel like he’s still a baby (which is something no guy wants to be called).
However, if your guy prefers being called baby then don’t call him anything else.
If he asks you to stop calling him something, you should respect that.
But if your guy asks you to call him “babe” then go ahead and give it a shot!
Just make sure that you never call him baby again.
In the end, it’s all up to how your guy feels.
If he says he likes it, then you should do it.
If your guy is looking for a serious relationship and wants to be called “babe” then you should go along with it.
And even if he prefers “baby” doesn’t mean that he’s not mature.
So, according to most guys, being called “babe” is definitely the more preferable term.
However, as always, the final decision is up to you and your boyfriend.
What do you prefer your significant other to call you?
Do you like being called baby or babe?
I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!
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