Why Do We Use Pet Names in Relationships?

2938151720_0351137d4c_mPumpkin, sweet pea, honey, sugar, bear, tiger, kitten… names scholars have long known that the terms of endearment couples use for one another in private (and in public) come from a wide range of semantic categories.

However, as reported in “Scientific American,” the intimate names partners use may also reveal a lot about their relationship.