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Where Do You Stand? Overusing Pet Names

Run of the mill pet names like babe, honey, or gorgeous are really sweet when they come from the love in your life, but since they are such standard terms of endearment, it's easy to use them with your friends, too.

For example, when a girlfriend of mine was dating her now-ex-boyfriend, he would always refer to her as sweetie, but he referred to her friends as sweetie too! To be honest it creeped me out a bit — if I were her I'd want that nickname to remain sacred between us — but tell me where you stand on the idea of reusing pet names with platonic friends.


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