Dating advice and call
Not in use so much for the younger generations, but still a solid nickname with a lot of mileage left.Unless you’re a 90’s R&B artist, ‘boo’ is a risky move: high on the cuteness scale, certainly, but simultaneously in danger of entering ‘get a room’ territory.Whenever I call my mom, the conversation ultimately turns to dating — not because she pries, but because she's been happily married for nearly 30 years and I figure she knows what she's talking about when it comes to relationships. She reminds me that the little details I get so hung up on (He's an inch too tall/short to kiss comfortably!He bikes everywhere and it's August and he's sweaty! And she points out actually important issues that I might not think about otherwise.If you’re new to the whole relationship thing, or you’re just a little uninspired when it comes to conjuring up cute names to call your boyfriend, fear not; below is our definitive guide, written by an actual human man!A nice easy one to kick us off – there is nothing divisive about ‘sweetie’.Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
As a term of endearment that’s been used for decades, it has a genuine sense of affection to it.Usually, however, calling someone ‘sugar’ in public is a bit like wearing double denim – it seems like a much better idea in your head.