February 15, 2018 11:09am CST
I have heard of age appropriateness in the way one dresses, but I never thought it would apply to terms of endearment as well. I was listening to a Valentine's Day program yesterday - and the host expressed surprise when an elderly lady referred to her husband as her Boo. He seemed to think that Boo was a bit "young" for the couple. In my view people who are in love - regardless of their age should feel free to address each other with whatever terms of endearment they choose. Of course , I doubt I would ever call my significant other - my Boo - but the choice is theirs. What do you think? Do you have a special term of endearment for your loved one?
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• Bunbury, Australia
I don't have a special term but surely people should be able to call their loved ones whatever they like. You can start off as a young couple with special terms for each other. At a certain age, are you suddenly supposed to come up with something more 'age appropriate'? That host needs to think things through a bit more.
• United States
I think it's fine whatever they want to call each other. It does seem like a very young generation right now that calls their boyfriend boo. It is not a term I care for so I don't use it. I call my boyfriend babe. I try not to use the same name for the guys I am with to the ones before them. My late husband I called hun. I don't recall what I called the others.