Because we have a name.
And it ain't "baby" any more than yours is "tosser".
Because it is ingratiating and insulting. They are not babies, but adults.
Well for me it's kind of like when some guys call girls 'shorty' like 'ay shorty'. It's like dude, I'm 5'9 -_- and most importantly I have a name and it's not shorty. You could simply say Exuse Me.
Because they're insecure...
Because, in my opinion a woman who was confident in herself could be called by any term of endearment without getting wierd about it. I think that it's a sweet term, and I wouldn't mind it at all... But I've hung around in industries primarily run by men, so maybe my attitude is not the modern norm for women.
its generic....we like to feel special...
It is a term of endear meant to be heard from a romantic interest, boyfriend, husband,etc.. not just random strangers...When a stranger calls me baby it feels like they have overstepped my personal boundaries..I am a 100 percent faithful, submissive wife and the only one that calls me Babe or has the right to call me Babe is my husband..
Think of a baby-helpless, innocent and vulnerable. Not exactly traits I want to be depicted as! Especially on the job.
I don't mind at all and I am far from being a baby anymore. I get called babe or baby.
women are very picky about what you call them. probably an insecurity thing. ..now some insecure woman will be mad cause i said that.
its not just baby, some dont like to be called ladies, some DO want to be called girls, they are just picky and very individual.
Well it doesn't have a particular reason but baby doesn't sound as endearing as dear, sweetheart, honey, sweety, love and etc. As the words beautiful, adorable, gorgeous, cute are more appreciated by most women than sexy, hot and so on.
Haha happy to help :) And I'm happy that there are guys that care about that anyways! :)
I live in the south- a die-hard feminist would never make it here. Everyone calls everyone "Sweetie", "Baby", "Darlin", "Honey", etc. If they don't call you that, they don't like you very much.
i never understood why they don't
I get called baby and I call my partner baby too