Those words trouble me.
They scare me.
They make me sweat.
They make me worry.
They imply obligation
They imply strong feelings.
But what if those feelings aren’t romantic? What if you just care about someone deeply? Is it still all right to use them?
How about if you are sexually involved with someone but not romantically? Can you still say those words, are you allowed to use them?
I don’t want him to use them. I don’t want him to call me sweetheart or babe. We are not romantically involved and I understand that, but we used to be. And I saw that as something special. Maybe I wasn’t as special as some of those other ones you still mention on twitter or tumblr. But I was still special. I am still special. Maybe not to you but to someone, I am. I just haven’t found that someone yet.