My girlfriend finds it very patronising when I called her "babe, honey, darling". She hates when I call her it. I really don't see the problem. What do you think?
Most Helpful Girl
Individuals vary in terms of what they like. If your girlfriend doesn't like being called those things, you should respect that.
Me personally, I don't mind being called any of those by my boyfriend, but hate when anyone else uses those names for me.2
Most Helpful Guy
It really depends on the context but they can definitely come across as patronizing.
Its usually bitchy girls who use those words in patronizing context.0