The nickname you call your partner reveals more about you than you think.
According to VICE UK, showing affection publicly through a nickname can tell you about a relationship.
In a 2017 article, the publication gave meaning to pet names like babe, soulmate, squeeze, and hubby.
First, VICE mentioned that many couples in movies and TV use nicknames as if they were pleading in a fight, and joked that it is highly likely that couples who call each other baby are quarreling.
If you call someone bae, you probably don’t have a defined relationship with them.
Publications say that couples who call each other best friends are lucky to have a happy relationship.
As VICE writer Angus Harrison said of calling your partner a best friend, “It’s such a blessing that the only people in the history of mating will consider your long-term sexual partner as their best friend.”
A 2018 Insider study found that couples who use nicknames in their relationships generally have healthier relationships.
When it comes to the term soulmate, Harrison thinks people who use it are either happy or joking about themselves.
“I’ve either found eternal happiness, or I’ve gone a little too far and I’m getting lonely again.”
Using the term friend or maiden to refer to your partner will be glad you settled in. But it suggests that you don’t want to make a big deal out of your love.
The nickname hubby should only be used if you’re married to a buff firefighter, and calling someone your press means you’re in the old joker mindset.
Nearly half of Americans in a relationship would like their partner to publish more “online PDAs” that could include some of the pet names mentioned.
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