Post # 1
I am attempting to avoid grading papers and the waiting thread is not keeping me distracted enough. So! Time to create some polls. First will be on titles for the Mr., because I saw a few remarks in the Ladies in Waiting posts about it. How do you refer to your beloved when introducing him/her to others or talking to others?
Post # 3
Mr. Roo gets upset if I call him “significant other”. He says it makes it sound like he’s not the only one… (I don’t get how his mind works sometimes.
Post # 4
I would call him BF even though I began to hate it. SO is too hard to say.
Post # 5
@RinaRoo: Well, you never know, maybe you have an insignificant other hidden away somewhere… 😉
Post # 6
Boyfriend. And when we got engaged, I felt so weird saying fiance, and kept accidentally calling him boyfriend. Now I’m comfortable with fiance (it has nothing to with our relationship, it just was 4 years of calling him boyfriend got me used to it!). But soon…husband!
Post # 7
I never called him anything. I talked about him so much, everyone knew who John was.
Post # 8
@mwitter80: Same. I’d just say, “Oh, this is Mr.ND, Mr.ND this is my (instert title/friend/co-worker/etc) Mrs. XYZ”. Most people knew we’d been together for years, so ‘boyfriend’ was just awkward.
Post # 9
I say boyfriend. *I just threw up a little in my mouth to say that at 30* I would say significant other, but the ppl would be confused. *eye roll*
Interestingly, he calls me his girlfriend or fiance.
Post # 10
I call my guy my SO when I am introducing him to someone new because I cant bring myself to say bf I am 25 and his is soon to be 33 it just sound stupid at this age after dating 4 years most people know who he is so I just use him name when talking about him
love the comment about SO making it sound like he isnt the only one, I never thought about that before
Post # 11
I call him bf, he calls me gf. He is 26 and I turn 25 in a few months.
Post # 12
I interchange depending on who I’m with and where we are.
Boyfriend/partner/significant other/his name.
In North America partner has a lot of same-sex associations with it, but not in other parts of the world (we move lots). So it’s always different.
Boyfriend is the WORST for work.
Post # 13
I always called him my boyfriend or by his first name before we got engaged.
Post # 14
We call each other boyfriend and girlfriens. But lately I’ve taken to explaining to certain people that he is really more of a future-fiancé. It jut depends on who I’m talking to.
Post # 15
I still say “boyfriend” or “significant other” even though we are engaged now. I really hate “fiance.”
Post # 16
I intro him as “boyfriend” and try to call him by name thereafter. For those who really know us, I call him hubby. Not engaged – 23 and 25 y.o.