Hi, Pookie: Why Women Nickname The Men They Date

By

angel face heart candy
The secret significance of pet names.

So, it turns out there are several reasons why women give nicknames to the men they date: to make talking about the men easier and more identifiable for your girlfriends; to guard your heart until your guy becomes a fixture in your life; and as a term of endearment.  

One last word on the subject: Never tell the man you are dating what his nickname is. The word combinations you create to capture a man's essence may seem descriptive or sweet to you, but he might not see it that way. Avoid any unintended insults by keeping those creations between you and your girlfriends. I didn't tell my husband his nickname for over a year ... and you never have to reveal those clever monikers at all.

If you or someone you know is struggling to find love, I am ready to help with expert dating advice and coaching. You can get more tips by downloading my FREE book 5 Big Turnoffs That Drive Men Away. And if you want to ask me questions directly, join the Inner Circle and call in on the first Monday of the month. My goal is to help you find love with the right man as quickly as possible and avoid the many potential pitfalls along the way.

Article contributed by

Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan

Dating Coach

The Dating Coach for Women Over 40

Get my free book 7 Dire Dating Mistakes Women Make That Keep You Single here.
Author of MANifesting Mr. Right, Why Can't I Find Love and How to Sizzle Vs. Fizzle Online

Location: Milford, CT
Credentials: CCC, MBA
Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support
Other Articles/News by Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan:

It's A First Date, Not St. Patrick's Day — Stop Drinking

By

Everyone gets a little nervous on a first date. That's why many singles think a drink seems like a good idea. A little alcohol can steady your nerves and give you a shot of confidence. But as a dating coach for women over 50, I wonder if drinking too much on a date can be keeping you from getting more second dates. According to a new study conducted by ... Read more

Spot A Pick Up Artist — Before He Seduces You

By

There is a whole underground movement focused on how to pick up women. Some men have actually formed clubs and called themselves Pickup Artists (PUA). They study methods to pickup women and seduce them. The goal is to have their way with countless women in order to boost their ego and gain power. As a dating coach for women, I want you to know about the ... Read more

This Batman Day, Find Your Caped Crusader

By

Today has officially been named Batman Day because it is the 75th Anniversary of the beloved DC Comic hero. Do you remember watching Batman on TV? A big Kabam...Zap...Pow! to you! As a dating coach for women over 40, I started wondering…is that how you feel about dating? Every time you meet and are disappointed by a new man, you get the ... Read more

See More

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.