Am I the only one who thinks it's weird for a 33-year-old man to call his mother "Darling"?
That's how my bf refers to his mother. It's "darling" this and "darling" that. I thought maybe it was odd that I call my mother "Mama", but "darling"? Seriously. It's strange, right?
Is he from the South? I have a group of friends from New Orleans and they call EVERYBODY darling!
Ya, that's strange, OP.
Is he obsessed with old movies? It sounds like an eldergay cinephile affectation.
Dated a guy who called his mother "Mommy." When we broke up, after he'd leveled the fourth or fifth nasty comment to me, I told him how weird it was that he did that.
Yea it's weird. Who knows? His mom may make him do it. My mother never had me call her anything as odd as darling but I could never call her mom. I always had to call her by her first name.
Sounds like some shit out of Grey Gardens.
It depends. Is he a Gabor sister?
Pretentious? Hell yes!
I think a person should be able to call his mother whatever s/he wants and you should mind your own God-damn business.
If a person said, "I think gays are weird," you'd be starting threads on how that person should be banned.
He needs a good, hard spanking.
[quote] I think a person should be able to call his mother whatever s/he wants and you should mind your own God-damn business.
So you call your mother pussylips then?
What about Mommie Dearest?
Noel Coward did it. Perhaps he thinks it's sophisticated.
Wasn't there some celebrity son who did that? Kate Winslet's maybe? Seems weird. Maybe some kids start calling their mother what she calls them and then it turns into a habit?
I guess it's not that strange, I had a British boyfriend who called his mother "Love".
Elvis called his mother "Satiny". I had a mother until I was 45 years old, but she was just my mother, not my lover. She and I did not have any pet names for each other.
Yes, deeply weird; but then I'm put out by anyone past the age of 10 or 12 who refers to his or her parents or grandparents by cutsey names. There comes a point when elders should be addressed in more adult ways.
Not long ago I heard a woman in her early 40s say "Mom Mom" repeatedly (in speaking to other adults - not to a young child.)
no, what i personally have a problem with are people who call their parents by their first name. now, that's weird.
[quote]I had a British boyfriend who called his mother "Love".
In Brit-speak that's the equivalent of "dear" ... which is not the same as "darling," at least when referring to a parent. OP's bf is either a fantastically flamboyant faggola imported straight from the '70s to bedazzle and entrance us, or he's simply trying too hard.
I'm a glam-ma.
NeNe Leakes, of the Leakses of Los Angeles and Atlanta
That's weird at any age.
DL just finds it odd that he doesn't call his mother 'cunt.'
Break up with him OP if it bothers you so much. Dick.
That's not odd. Men who allow their mothers to do their cleaning or laundry are weird. Men over 25 who live in an apartment owned by their parents are weird. Men who give dating or marital advice to their mothers are weird.
Men who advise their mothers on matters of clothing and good lighting are ok.
Have you askd him what her real first name is? Maybe it's "Darling".
[R19] Thanks for your input, love.
Weird shmeird. We're all Weird, darling. ALL OF US. I'm a 43 year old female who calls her mother "mommy." I am good looking and cool enough to call my mother whatever I want without worrying about what others think. I'm perfectly aware that others might find it odd, but my mommy is a mommy to me me.
R3 is exactly right.
One example is Cary Grant calling his mother "Darling" in "North by Northwest"
OP's friend is trying to be Cary Grant.
He's channeling Tallulah Bankhead.
He sounds like an uber queen.
I call my daughter "hon" once in a while, she is 25. Is that weIrd?
There was a character in an Agatha Christie novel who did that, and he turned out to be the murderer.
Be very careful, OP.
I call mine Mumsy.
Fuck off OP
Does he have an unusually large collection of dolls, OP?
Yes, OP, you're the only one.
I suppose "darling" is better than "wrinkled old cunt"
Unusual - yes.
But, who knows why he calls her that. For all you know, it could be some inside joke from his childhood.
Now weird would be if he used multiple, different interchangeable romantic terms of endearment in addition to "darling" which would suggest a wacked out relationship.