show of hands, how many of you guys actually like for your girlfriend to call you by a nickname in public?
oh right. can’t see your hands. then here you go:
i’m going to go on record and say that for the most part, nicknames make me want punch babies, kick puppies and machete rainbows. i’m not talking about the occasional “hun” or “baby” used by
me long term couples. that’s fine. even expected. i’m talking about cutsie names that spontaneously initiate the gag reflex of everyone within ear shot.
it’s like verbal excessive PDA. you may as well be prone on a picnic table for as comfortable as you’re making everyone.
Craig and i have only ever used them for when we either a) think it’s funny or b) are actively trying to annoy someone.
but if you must….here are the rules for nicknames:
1. only speak them in private. please and thank you. nobody else wants to hear you called Sugar Bear or Studly Pants or Mr. Kisses.
2. the cuter it is, the worse it is. if your nickname for your girl could be used on a Carebear, for the love of God, keep it to yourself.
yeah, that’s all i’ve got. i really, really don’t like adorable nicknames.
maybe you do. that’s fine. just be aware that for the rest of us, you may as well be licking her face in public.
have you ever been called by a nickname by your girlfriend/boyfriend?
if yes, what was it and how many swirlies have you suffered as a result?