Does anyone on asf know what a suitable salutation is for "mate" when one is addressing a female.
Some recent posters on asf with male sounding names have taken me to task for calling them "mate".
I had thought of calling them "love" or "darling", but didn't want to cause further offence.
I have heard some people use "darl" or "hun".
When I lived in Atlanta GA. it was "pie" or "chick" , but that was some time ago.
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.