What Does it Mean When a Guy Calls You Honey?
It can be nearly impossible to tell what a guy means when he calls you a pet name like “honey”. It seems really cute, but does he mean it in an affectionate way or is he just trying to suck up to you? Some guys even do it out of habit and they don’t mean anything by it.
So you can see how it can be confusing to know just what a guy means by calling you “honey”. Luckily, I’ve talked to a few guys and gathered my own knowledge from many experiences when I’ve been called “honey”, and here’s what it could possibly mean.
- He’s hitting on you.
This is an obvious one if you’ve never met or seen the guy before. Some guys use this word as a way to show you they’re into you without actually having to say so. If he says something like, “Hey there, honey. How are you today?”, then he’s hitting on you.
- He does it out of habit.
Some guys are just sweethearts and call girls this name out of habit. I know a guy who does this often and it’s because he was raised in a southern household. It just means that he sees you as someone friendly to him.
- He thinks you’re sweet.
This is obvious. If a guy is calling you “honey”, then he thinks you’re really sweet and probably cute, too.
- He really likes you.
If a guy is trying to make a move because he really likes you, it’s likely that he’ll call you by this pet name. It just means he’s into you.
- They’re talking down to you.
Some people use this word in a negative way. They can say something like, “Oh, honey. That’s so wrong,” and it just means they’re talking down to you.
- They’re trying to be romantic.
Some guys just want to be a little romantic, so they’ll start using this word as a means to show you just how much they care.
- He forgot your name.
This is especially true for guys who seem like huge players. If he calls you “honey” along with a lot of other pet names, it might be because he just can’t really remember your name. He has too many other girls in his life to keep track of you.
It’s easy to want to think that all guys mean well by calling you “honey”, but that’s just not always the case. At least now you know what a guy really means when he refers to you by that sweet name.