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Hi! Which terms of endearment can be used to talk to guys? Can i use "babe" or is it only used to talk to girls? Thanks!
 

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Hi! Which terms of endearment can be used to talk to guys? Can i use "babe" or is it only used to talk to girls? Thanks!

'babe' is used in at least two ways to describe girls/women; individually, as a personal term of endearment,

"Sure babe, you can watch some TV now."

or as a description of a group of "hot" ladies.

"Whoa, what a bunch of babes!"

I've heard 'babe' used often for men, as a personal term of endearment by their partner or good friend but generally, I'd that that it isn't used for men.
 

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"Babe" when used between two men is often very Hollywood fake-ish, and sounds fairly pretentious and insincere.

For men, words like "dude," "buddy," "bud" or "pal" work well as terms of endearment.
 
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