Have you ever noticed this?
This is just an observation.
Guys call everyone either "Man" or "Dude". My boyfriend, in saying something really exciting, will say even to me something like, "Dude, you're never going to belive this!" It kind of makes me laugh... Then I realized... Girls are even worse.
Girls tend to chose pet names for everyone- Especially other girl-friends! Girls like to use names like "Love", "Girl", "Hon", "Sweet girl/boy", and "Lady" (as in "Hey, Lady! How are you?":). Now that I recognize it. It makes me laugh. Confession: Sometimes I catch myself even doing this... not often- but sometimes.
I'm okay with it.