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What Does It Mean When A Guy Calls You My Love?ByLakeisha Ethans-June 15, 20177286641
Pet names and nicknames are a staple in a lot of relationships, both romantic and platonic. Girls have been known to call their girl friends babe, and or men calling their group of guys anywhere from dude to bro. Shorthand names and terms to refer to people youre close to is one of those endearing human quirks that the only species who has mastered language has. Its sweet, no matter who youre saying it to.
Some terms of endearment can cause confusion, however, especially if youre not sure what they mean or what your relationship with the person is. My love can be a confusing pet name to figure out. What does it mean when a guy opts for using my love rather than, say, baby or babe or sweetheart?
Women across all the lands and sea have turned to the internet to help decode what guys are trying to say when they call a woman my love.Like most things, it all depends on the context in which the phrase is being said. Is he a new boyfriend? A long-term partner? Are you just friends? Dont worry, this will help you start to figure it out.
1. He loves you
If youre in a bit of a long-term relationship, at least six months deep, hes probably saying that he loves you without saying that he loves you. Men can have trouble communicating their feelings, and nicknames and pet names are an easy way to show that they feel close to you and enjoy the intimacy.
Saying I love you can be a big step for guys, so they might start to show it in little ways before actually taking the plunge and saying the big three words. My love is a close second. To figure out exactly what hes trying to say, you can always sit him down and have the big talk. If hes in love with you, itll be a relief if you bring it up first so he doesnt have to do it.
2. He likes you, but my love isnt a serious pet name to him
If youre in a relationship thats still in the budding stages and he says my love, it could be a pet name that hes used in past relationships, and it doesnt necessarily mean that hes in love with you. My love doesnt always mean that the guy who says it is hopelessly head over heels in love with you. Its also a popular term of endearment in many different countries and regions.
When he says my love to you, it could mean that he likes you quite a bit, but that, colloquially, the term doesnt carry the same weight as saying I love you. Maybe he even heard it in a movie and thought that is sounded nice. If its still a new relationship, I wouldnt worry about it too much. Try playing a game to see what each others favorite pet names are. Itll likely turn out my love is at the top of his list.
3. He uses it for everyone
If youre just friends and a guy calls you my love, it probably means that its a casual nickname that he uses for all girl friends. He might be from somewhere that saying my love to your casual friends. Observe how he is around his other friends the next time youre hanging out in a group.
If he uses my love with some of them as well, he probably doesnt mean anything heavy by the term. So, if youre trying to figure out if one of your guy friend is secretly in love with you and trying to communicate that, you might have to decode something other than his casual use of the term my love.
There you have it
Guys can have a plethora of reasons for all the things that they do that women cant seem to figure out. Nicknames can be one of the hardest mysterious to uncover. Its always better to ask what it means rather than worry over something that might not be a big deal. But, at the same time, you dont want to dismiss something important to him without meaning to.
Your long-term boyfriend might not be ready to say I love you, or he may just be picking up an endearing pet name that he heard in a movie or in the numerous British television shows hes been secretly watching on Netflix. If anything, you can start saying it back and see how he reacts.FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppPrevious articleWhy Guys Play Mind Games and How To Deal With ItNext article15 Saddest Songs About Saying Goodbye to Someone
Lakeisha EthansThey say life is a roller coaster ride, so Im here, trying my bit (virtually of course) to make your ride worthwhile. Ups and downs are inevitable, but how you perceive things is what matters. Im just your next-door neighbor, ripe from experiences of life, here to tell you what it really means to live! Take your drink, kick back and relax, were just getting started!