(Closed) Apparently the word “boyfriend” just does not compute

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hah. I haven’t done this but I’m curious!

I hate referring to him as my boyfriend though, I mean, 5 1/2 years into the relationship, boyfriend just sounds so… unimportant. At work he is referred to by his name (small office). My mom has introduced him a couple times as my fiance and her son-in-law, IN FRONT OF HIM *facepalm*, and multiple times others have referred to him as my husband. But I haven’t done anything of the such that I can think of. Makes me wonder now…

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Go FMIL!!!

His grandma actually refered to her as my Mother-In-Law once, in front of the whole family! And then just said “Oh… well she pretty much is!”

Post # 6
37 posts

I agree…I don’t like calling my SO my “boyfriend” either. I usually say that he’s my “beau” or my sweetheart instead!

Post # 7
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

lol guess I am the only one who will miss calling him my bf! Well, I don’t know if I will miss it, persay, but it will definitely be an adjustment to call him something else…I said the other day out loud to him “so, you are going to be my husband” and he said “yea, why do you seem so surprised?”…for me right now it just seems like a fascinating thing hahaha

Post # 8
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think the only time I refer to my SO by something other than his first name is on here where he is SO. I’ve actually been known to talk about him to a third party and never actually mention that we’re a couple. 

Post # 9
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a lot of people in my workplace in a similar situation (lots of us are in our mid-late 20s, and living with our boyfriends).  We just refer to them as partner.

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