Post # 1
Once married, do you prefer Mrs. or Ms.? Since Ms. is the formal title for all adult women (no one over 18 is technically addressed as Miss).
I prefer Mrs., but I go by Ms. at the private school I’m providing therapy as they addresses all adult females as “Ms.”
However, I know some married women who are offended being addressed as “Ms.” (historically, that would indicate you were divorced or widowed – back when unmarried adults were Miss)
Just curious to see opinions. I address personal correspondence to married females “Mrs.” but I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes by doing so. I do know all business correspondence is expected to be addressed as “Ms.”
Post # 3
I will be married at the end of this month, yay! I prefer Ms. now and will prefer it then as well.
Post # 4
I automatically refer to women as Ms, it seems to be the norm in my profession and it sort of carried over from there. I’ll prefer it after I’m married, too. Miss seems young, Mrs. makes me think of teachers. Ms. is good and neutral.
Post # 5
I teach. At school I’m referred to Ms., Mrs., and Miss. It doesn’t really even matter to me.
Post # 6
Well I didn’t change my name so I prefer Ms. But if someone doesn’t know that I kept my name and refers to me as Mrs. Hislast name I’m fine with that too.
Post # 8
I voted Mrs but no one addresses me by any sort of title in daily life.
Post # 9
Oops, I voted wrong (that’s what I get for having one eye on the football game, one eye on WB). I meant to say I am married and go by Mrs, although I voted for Ms. I haven’t been able to change my name legally yet because we’re still in the midst of the immigration process, but once that comes through, I will change my last name and legally be Mrs. Darling Husband
Post # 10
Socially, I don’t care if someone refers to me as Mrs. or Ms., though I prefer Ms. It is very unprofessional to refer to a woman as Mrs. in the busines world.
Post # 11
I voted Mrs. because I’m married and I’ve never liked Ms. It just seems impersonal to me. However, I still feel too young to be Mrs, but it doesn’t matter since no one calls me any of these things with any frequency
Post # 13
When I get married, I will be taking his last name so I will want to be called Mrs. (I can’t wait for it). If I was keeping my last name now, I would want to continue to be called Ms.
Post # 14
I’ve never heard of anyone being called Ms. unless they are divorced, so these responses are such a surprise to me! Once we are married, I’ll go by Mrs.
Post # 15
I just feel like Mrs. makes me sound old. I prefer Ms.