history of these terms at home and from around the world is often fascinating (at times hilarious). But there comes a point where I can't see past the cheese and/or weird anymore and I do not want to be with these people any longer. Shallow? Perhaps. But it's a very individual thing, isn't it? We all have our personal favorites. As well as the ones that just, for whatever reason, grate on that last nerve. So. I'm curious as to your favorite terms of endearment? Does darling or babe do it for you? Or are you more of a pumpkin/poppet sort of person? And, please, if you've ever given up on a story or couple because you just couldn't take one more cringeworthy exchange, let me know? Maybe then I won't feel so bad for jumping ship.