USING PET NAMES ‘STRENGTHENS’ ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS
The language of love is rich, personal, and wrought with nuance, that is, if you’re discounting pet names. “Sweetie,” “mufin” and “baby” are just some of the trite monikers loved-up couples give to one another, and while sceptics will deride them for it, it turns out the earnest sweethearts are having the last laugh, because research suggests using pet names actually makes your relationship stronger. According to a survey of 1,026 adults conducted by Superdrug Online Doctor, using pet names increases relationship satisfaction by 16 per cent in the US and 9 per cent in European countries.
The survey revealed that using pet names can be beneicial because it fosters a sense of intimacy between partners and boosts emotional connections.