If you have ever been in love or have seen two people head over heels in love with each other, then you might have heard such awkward baby talk, pet names, and sweet nothings exchanged between two lovers. It’s cringy and it’s easy for outsiders to scoff at people who use such language, but for those who have been smitten and know what it feels, they would understand that these intimate conversations actually help break down barriers of uncertainty and improve the strength of their relationship. The cheesier it gets, it shows just how open and vulnerable two people are with each other, which according to some researchers might indicate where they are in their relationship. To be comfortable around someone enough to not care whether you look or sound silly to them, is one way of gauging the bond that two people have developed for each other. But still, why does the language have to be so cringy? Chi Luu of Jstor explores this language of love life in her article.
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