Imagine you are at your favorite coffee lab and a dude approaches you and share his feelings about you. But before you could understand what is happening, the guy calls you "babe". What should you do when a guy calls you babe? Should you feel shy? Should you be offended? What is the best way to respond in this situation? Keep reading to discover yourself.
What Does It Mean When a Guy Calls You Babe?
There is no single answer to what it exactly means. It basically depends on the guy and his real feelings about you. It may mean he really likes you but that may also suggest that he does not take you more than a friend. There are certain things to consider here. For instance:
Know if he calls others in the same way. If the man calls others "babe" frequently, you may not want to take it quite seriously then. He may not mean anything by it, and it is better to ignore it.
It is a different story if he only calls you babe. If he does not use that word that often, it may be because he has special feelings for you only. Some men use this word to their girlfriends or to girls they are flirting with. Still, you may not want to take it that seriously unless he shows some others signs of having a crush on you.
What guys say about this
"One simple way to tell if he uses the word "babe" often is to notice if he calls you babe from the start or uses later during the conversation. If he did not use it from the start, the chances are he has some feelings for you. It may also mean he likes you in a special way. However, I believe that when a guy calls you babe, it does not always mean that he wants to date you. If that is the case, men will use other cuter terms rather than sticking with the clichéd ones."
"It is my habit to call girls babe. By calling this, I mean that I care about you, I find you attractive, and I want to be around you. It sometimes also means that I am looking for a way get into a relationship (sexual) with someone. It may also mean I will be around when someone needs me. I believe it is a good thing."
And here's a man talking about what it probably means if a guy calls you babe after 1st day of dating:
What girls say about this
"When I hear someone say "babe", it makes me believe that the man is interested in me "sexually". I hear men call me babe all the time and I do not over think it because I know they just show sexual interest in me. If they want to show some affection, they could simply say, "baby". I also call men babe if I only look at them sexually. I sometimes call my boyfriend babe during sex to spice things up a bit. It may be different for different women, but I take it in that way only and know that someone wants me more than as a friend when they call me babe."
"When a guy calls you babe, it means he is showing some kind of attraction, affection, or interest. I have many male friends who call me by my nickname, but if someone is interested in me, he calls me babe. Baby, honey, and terms like these are too "relationship" – babe sounds more neutral, at least that is what I think."
How to Avoid Being Played
They pretend to catch your feelings quickly
They may be too much into you right from the start. They will text all day, call every night, and keep talking about all sorts of things. It is obvious to feel flattered but know that is just a trap. Once you become used to all this, he will start maintaining a distance and make you feel as if something is missing. This is when they know they can use you in whatever way they want. Do not let this happen to you. Make certain that you do not let phone conversations go beyond an hour, and if he pushes it hard, walk away.
They give you nick names
The chances are high that you have met a player when a guy calls you babe. They will be quick to find nicknames for you to make situations cute. Players are usually sweet talkers, so do not start trusting someone too quickly if they call you "honey bunches", "babe", or "cutie pie".
They compliment you a lot
It is okay to think that you are the loveliest girl in the world, but do not take things serious if someone tries to spoil you with compliments. Only players work this way. They know every girl wants others to praise her, and they take advantage of that feeling.
One more thing to note is that they may ask a lot about your sex life, which is a sign that you have just been hit by a player who is interested in you sexually rather than emotionally.
They talk a lot about their lives
Players usually try to impress you and gain your affection by making up stories of their tragic past. They will make you believe that they have been hurt by others in the past just to get sympathy points. Even if their story is true, do not let them use it to win your love and trust. Once you try to comfort them and get attached to them, it becomes very difficult to leave once you know their reality.
They do not want to make their relationship public
If someone you met online is playing with you, the chances are they will avoid being seen in public with you. That is not because they are scared or shy, but that is mainly because they may bump into their other girls. They may not talk about you openly on Facebook or social media where they have other friends like you. Know that a guy who really wants you will be open about his relationship with you.