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What Does It Mean When A Guy Calls You Baby In A Text?

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If you’ve ever had the dilemma of figuring out what exactly a guy means when he’s texting you, you’re not alone. Imagine you’re texting with a guy you know- friend, co-worker, acquaintance, or guy you just met last night at the social function -and he starts calling you ‘baby’. It’s an intimate enough of a phrase that it must mean something.

‘Baby’ is a pet name, after all, something that you usually call your significant other. But what does it mean when a guy calls you baby while you’re texting and you’re not currently intimately engaged? If it’s out of left field, you’re probably really confused as to what that guy is trying to get at.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Men are notoriously bad at communicating what it is they want, or what they are thinking. If you have found yourself in the situation of needing to decode a text from a guy, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place.

1. He thinks of you romantically

If you are texting a guy who is a close friend and you text back and forth together a lot, he may call you ‘baby’ if he’s testing the waters of getting together with you romantically. Maybe there’s some romantic or sexual tension between the two of you. If you’ve noticed it too, it’s probable that he’s starting to think of you as more than friends.

Since some guys tend to have some issues with communicating how they actually feel, he might just be dropping ‘baby’ in a text to be able to see how you’ll react. Sending a risky text is a lot easier for people than talking face to face. It’s easier to get rejected over text, after all. If you’re not interested, give him a gentle swerve. But if you are, you can mention that he’s started calling you ‘baby’ and how you feel about that.

2. He already thinks you’re dating

‘Baby’ is typically a pet name you give your significant other. So, he might be a little confused over the boundaries between you. Are you dating? Have you hung out a lot? Have you held hands, flirted, maybe kissed a little? If he’s calling you baby, he might already consider you two an item. Guys can be a little slow on the uptake when it comes to communicating what they think, even- or especially -when it comes to relationships and feelings.

If you’re interested in getting together with him, you should sit him down and make sure you get the relationship talk out of the way. If you two are on different pages about whether or not you’re dating, one or both of you could end up getting hurt. If you’re more interested in a little fling, nothing serious, you should most definitely sit down and have a talk with him.



3. He’s a player

If you don’t know this guy well, and maybe you’re just acquaintances, him calling you ‘baby’ could mean he’s more interested in what’s in your pants than what’s in your head. An easy way to tell if he’s just a player is if he starts calling you ‘baby’ right out of the gate when you start texting. You exchange phone numbers, and start texting and that very day he breaks out the ‘baby’.

If there’s no lead up to some romantic texts, he probably has a lot of girls that he calls ‘baby’, and his only interest in texting you is to see if he can get some action. If you’re totally into some strings-free fun, enjoy it. But if you’re the type to get attached, make sure you try and figure out if he’s really into you before going further.

4. He doesn’t know you name

I know, that’s probably a bad thought, but it’s definitely probable. If you met this guy at the bar, or the club, or just between some mutual friends, he very well could just not know who you are. ‘Baby’ is a safe bet. It’s a pet name. It’s cute. If you had a mutual attraction together when you met and exchanged numbers, it’s probably a safe name to call you. He’ll probably never admit that he doesn’t know your name.

He might remember your face, but it’s definitely probable that he can’t remember who you are. Your name in his phone is probably ‘Girl From Bar’. It doesn’t necessarily mean he isn’t a good dude, or that he’s a player, or he doesn’t like you. Maybe the bar was loud, or maybe he just didn’t catch your name while you were caught up chatting and exchanging details. Of course, it could also mean that your number is one of many that he’s collected and he just can’t keep them all straight.

There you have it

When a guy breaks out ‘baby’, it can mean all kinds of things. Some of them good, some of them bad. You’ll want to make sure what the situation entails. Make sure you take into consideration the context, and how well you know one another.

If you’ve been friends for years, a guy calling you ‘baby’ probably doesn’t mean he’s a player, or that he’s forgot your name. Likewise, the guy from the bar last name probably isn’t calling you ‘baby’ because he’s in love with you, or thinks you’re already dating. Even if you still can’t figure out what it means exactly, you at least now have some leads on what’s going on it that guys head.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been married for six years my husband always calls me Hunnie just recently he change Hunnie and now he calls me baby

    • It is possible that he decided that he wanted to change the nickname that he has for you. Take this time to determine what your thoughts are regarding the situation. There is likely no reason to put any more thought to the change of nickname. That said, feel free to speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Linda!

    • It is possible that he decided that he wanted to change the nickname that he has for you. Take this time to determine what your thoughts are regarding the situation. There is likely no reason to put any more thought to the change of nickname. That said, feel free to speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Linda!

  2. The love of my life often calls me darling, love, sweetie, sweetheart, precious, honey, however I really love it most when he calls me baby. I feel so loved when I hear him addressing me this way. Lol.

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Rossel!

  3. A friend on facebook who is also a brother to me, my village and there’s forbid each other from getting married because of the we are some how related but when ever we chat on fb, he normally addreses me using “My baby” he know too well that we can’t be on any intimate relationship or get married. But am confused by that name he calls me because he is a brother to me. Plaese admin help.

    • It is likely that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Due to social and familial reasons, the two of you can not develop a relationship with each other. If there is a biological reason that would prevent the two of you from having children, then do not attempt to nourish this relationship. If social concerns are the only problem, then determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Have a great day, Ifeoma!

  4. I have a concern I have bump into this guy who I really like and would like to get to know more about who was flirting a lil and offer to buy me my meal where I was working at didn’t ask for his number thought about it at the last minute.Then one day I bump into him while putting my daughter off on the school bus and him and I was very excited to see each other again we quickly exchange numbers we have been in contact via text and 2 calls so far for a week only known him for a week.He text me baby one time the first day we started texting and the next day baby the 3rd day sorry baby after that no more baby texts but answer and response back to when I text him babe or hey boo.I also notice that he only text me good morning every morning when he is at work but after work I don’t hear nothing from him unless I texted him after work. What’s going on and do he like me will we ever date?

    • It is possible that he is busy. He may have another reason that may preventing him from contacting you. He likely wants to spend time with you in person, if he wants to maintain a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Angel!

  5. I have a concern I have bump into this guy who I really like and would like to get to know more about who was flirting a lil and offer to buy me my meal where I was working at didn’t ask for his number thought about it at the last minute.Then one day I bump into him while putting my daughter off on the school bus and him and I was very excited to see each other again we quickly exchange numbers we have been in contact via text and 2 calls so far for a week only known him for a week.He text me baby one time the first day we started texting and the next day baby the 3rd day sorry baby after that no more baby texts but answer and response back to when I text him babe or hey boo.I also notice that he only text me good morning every morning when he is at work but after work I don’t hear nothing from him unless I texted him after work. What’s going on and do he like me will we ever date? Admin please help?

    • It is possible that he is busy. He may have another reason that may preventing him from contacting you. He likely wants to spend time with you in person, if he wants to maintain a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Angel!

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