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Normal for teen boys to say ‘love you’ to make friends?

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lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:29:57

Ds 2 heard ds one say ‘bye love you have a good time at the match’ tonight when he was signing off from Xbox live. Ds 2 said he heard him say it the night before and died it mean he’s gay? I told ds 2 it’s none of our business if he is and it’s ok to be gay anyway but it has me wondering. Do straight lads commonly say this or not? I don’t have any problem if he is gay but I’m just curious I suppose!

BellsAreRinging1 Thu 06-Dec-18 22:35:52

Girlfriend? Slip of the tongue? In joke? I wouldn't say straight teenage boys would say it seriously.

Munchkingoat Thu 06-Dec-18 22:37:46

My teenage boys say it! I think it is a thing "love you, bye!" Is often heard

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:38:36

No definitely a boy, I haven’t heard of this either. There was a group of them playing not just him and the other boy.

bexcee Thu 06-Dec-18 22:39:02

No way would my son say it to a friend! Maybe he misheard??

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:39:32

Munchkin thanks good to have another perspective I was wondering if I’m just out of the loop a bit with teen sayings!

Harrykanesrightsock Thu 06-Dec-18 22:41:06

Do they listen to radio one maybe? It’s a long standing joke ‘love you bye’ is a Scott Mills thing.

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:41:41

Harry I really dont know maybe lol!

NotSureThisIsWhatIWant Thu 06-Dec-18 22:41:58

My son says it all the time, that’s the way we say good bye in our house. That’s the way he says good bye to other members of the family. I wouldn’t be surprised if he accidentally say it to one of his friends. It has the same meaning for him as saying “good morning”

Gymntonic Thu 06-Dec-18 22:42:01

Yes it's a thing on Scot Mills' show atm

ikltownofboothlehem Thu 06-Dec-18 22:42:03

DS has said it by accident to his mates.

loveulotslikejellytots Thu 06-Dec-18 22:43:46

Could be a jokey thing. My brothers call each other Hun grin now their friends do it too, they are early 20's now and still doing it.

Could be said seriously, without asking him you won't know!

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:44:34

I really don’t know! He is a lads lad and they do have banter (including gay insults which I’ve told him I’m not happy with) He hasn’t had a girlfriend at 17 but has told his dad he has kissed girls when out.

TheApeOfDeath Thu 06-Dec-18 22:45:47

‘Love you, bye’ has been around for years. I still say it. Originally from The Adam and Joe show from the mid 90s on Channel 4. Adam Buxton said it as he signed off. I think Scott Mills picked up on it.
I’m glad it’s still in use with d’yoof!

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 22:51:31

Haha I don’t think he listens to the radio though!

Walkingdeadfangirl Thu 06-Dec-18 23:08:35

Never heard a teenage boy say that. He might be homosexual or transsexual.

TheSilentLamb Thu 06-Dec-18 23:10:29

Never heard a teenage boy say that. He might be homosexual or transsexual.


JustSanta10 Thu 06-Dec-18 23:11:40

It could possibly be that he's heard one of his mates say to their mum when coming off the phone or when they are going out and it's became a bit of a joke between all of them

AtSea1979 Thu 06-Dec-18 23:12:28

@Walkingdeadfangirl what the fuck are you on about?

ScrantonTheElectricCity Thu 06-Dec-18 23:13:15

My ds wouldnt say that to his friends, not a thing Ive heard teen boys say to each other

Oysterbabe Thu 06-Dec-18 23:14:00

My nephew says this to his mates all the time, just messing around.

SnailorSwift Thu 06-Dec-18 23:16:44

This was definitely a thing when I was your DS's age. Not amongst all the boys but certain friendship groups - just said in good fun.

lilySalvatore Thu 06-Dec-18 23:18:33

Haha why would it make him transsexual? Sorry but that made me laugh!

Sandbox Thu 06-Dec-18 23:19:57

I know teen boys who say it and they said it when I was a teen too

CallMeRachel Thu 06-Dec-18 23:21:30

My teenage boy and his mates say love you to each other. They are definitely NOT gay!! It's a thing. It's a bond of bro's apparently grin

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