Why do men like to call women all these sweet nicknames?

I have no problem if someone I like call me with sweet nicknames, but I start to feel annoyed by men calling me sweet nicknames when I just know them or when I don't even know them at all. I often get called sweetie, sweetheart, babe, baby, hon, and even buttercup. This guy who I recently meet keeps calling me sweetheart, sweetie, and baby since our first phone call. And this other one called me hon out of nowhere. I mean, I can deal with sweetie and even sweetheart, but isn't baby and hon a bit too much when I don't even really know them that well? I personally would not want my partner to go around and call others sweetheart, baby, or hon unless they are talking to kids. Is that something men do as a habit?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • They may be trying to hit on you in a somewhat passive/aggressive way. Don't read too much into it and just say, I'm not interested or I have a boyfriend.

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What Guys Said 3

  • Sorta. They might be hitting on you or just Southern. I don't know.

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  • Gives us a feeling of ownership, sad but true. We like to feel like we are in control of things and that is one way to feel like you are ours.

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What Girls Said 1

  • Cause they like it? That would be my guess.

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