Before you say it, I will say it for you, 'I'm a hater!'. There, now we got that out the way, let's proceed. I cannot stand, the Honey/Babes. That is what I am naming 'them' for this post. The Honey/Babes are the couples, usually very new, but already in intense relationships, who refer to each other as Honey or Babe.
You know who I am talking about, 'Hey honey, where did you put the bottle opener?' or 'Babe, have you seen my socks?' Blah, blah, blah. Shut the front door! I never feel these couples are sincere or real. It always seems like a set up to imminent failure. Real couples, the ones I grew up around, the ones who have lasted into the double digit years, tend to use each other's real names, or maybe 'dear' as a pet name. That always seemed more endearing. Acknowledging the person and their wholeness, not creating some minimalist, sugary nickname. 'Sweetie, can you hand me the soap?' I see these Honey/Babes, and I think, you've got a long way to go. You have not even scratched the surface of real life love and romance.
Of course I want my own 'Honey' or 'Babe' (like soon); but I think I'll just stick to calling him by his given name. I will welcome him into my life, cautiously at first, then wholeheartedly if he shows himself worthy. I want to take him for who he is, not an anonymous, generic and fictitious man with no name. Got it babe?