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posted 10 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Prior to engagement, how do/did you refer to your beloved when introducing him/talking to others?


    Significant other

    Future fiance



    Nothing (avoid all references)

    Other (explain in comments)

    First name (edited to add option)

  • Post # 3
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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. Laughing

    Post # 4
    1673 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would call him BF even though I began to hate it.  SO is too hard to say. 

    Post # 6
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I never called him anything. I talked about him so much, everyone knew who John was.

    Post # 8
    5117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @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
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    857 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    1211 posts
    Bumble bee

    I call him bf, he calls me gf. He is 26 and I turn 25 in a few months.

    Post # 12
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I always called him my boyfriend or by his first name before we got engaged.

    Post # 14
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I still say “boyfriend” or “significant other” even though we are engaged now.  I really hate “fiance.”

    Post # 16
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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.

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