Until recently I hadn’t dated women in their twenties. It was usually thirty years old +.
Also, most women I knew in their twenties were either just relatives of mine, or more often, assistants at work. So the context was definitely a more formal one. They would call me ‘Uncle David’ or ‘hi Boss’ etc.
What was interesting is that when I started dating 20 year olds in a social context they started calling me ‘babe’. At first I was shocked that someone younger would call me that, with that much familiarity. But I guess if you are sleeping with someome it’s ok. I got used to it, and now I actually like it.
One thing I never, ever liked being called is ‘hun’. I don’t care who calls me that, I just will never like it!!