Let's just take a moment to reflect over how creepy it is that "baby" is considered a sexy nickname in the English language.
What are some terms of endearment in your country? Common, funny, creepy whatever
>cracker (pick up line: "sup' cracker, standing here crumbling?")
>old woman (literally, but translates to sweetheart)
We use old woman too, its usually only married couples though.
We say kindness, little one (only to women), my love, and more that are localized and I just don't know because no gf.
I call my wife kid or kiddo in the "here's lookin' at you, kid" way. Baby has never struck me as weird, just personally unappealing (especially babe).
The really freaky English ones are from the 70s; little sister and hot mama.
Gross and oddly specific.
>mon/ma chéri(e)/ chéri(e)
My cherished one
My flea (yeah sounds better in French) used for girls and women
Tons of others desu I'm too lazy to list em all