Love/ Babe

My boyfriend alternates between the two but, he started out by calling me ,Love, a few hours before asking me to be his girlfriend. The reason he,ll call me love is because, he truly loves me and has said that I,m his soul mate. It seems that we,ll use "Love" when it feels right and, "babe" on a more day-to-day basis. Of course, "babe" still means a lot and, makes me smile.