(Closed) His dad introduced me as his roommate…………………………………

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s okay.  My beloved grandmother referred to Fiance as my “friend” for five years until we got engaged ;o)

Post # 4
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh man. So sorry. I had to deal with a lot of stuff like that too, and I know you just feel like punching people in the face. Or giving them a good kick in the kneecap… Innocent

Post # 5
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Oh goodness. After dating my (then boyfriend, now fiance) for over a year, I was introduced at his graduation party as his friend. At least yours is a bit funny ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh! So sorry! I know how it feels because we went back to Maine for Christmas last year and FI’s Great Aunt introduced me as “his…um…friend”. We have been together for over 5 years!!!

Post # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

haha my Future Mother-In-Law has introduced me twice as her son’s best friend.  I’m certain she meant no disrespect by it, she’s just a bit old fashioned and all that jazz.  His sisters had an intervention with her and told her to call me girlfriend.  Now the fiancee thing removes all doubt!

Post # 8
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oh dear.

a friend’s grandma referred to my now fiance as “the little black boy” I was “dating.” No lie. Thank GOD he has a sense of humor and chalked it up to intergenerational differences, and told me that she “meant nothing by it.” Uh good because I think I’d be arrested if I socked a 80-something year old in the face -_-

Post # 9
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Oh no – so sorry. I think it was aimed more at your guy though. Look at the bright side – sounds like his Dad’s on Team boston_girl  & thinks your guys should pop the Q. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

LOL, at least he’s joking.  My mom used to introduce my bfs as “just a friend”, and she meant it, too.  She didn’t want people to think we were more than friends.. She is a bit old school; she thinks dating = marriage material and she was denying that.  It hurt but whatever.  At least his dad was joking. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
1108 posts
Bumble bee

Totally feel you on this one!

It seems the trend is to be introduced as “friend”… I don’t think we’ve gotten room/house mate yet.

Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have lightly flipped out on several parents, and his mom’s reasoning was “well I don’t know what to call you two”…  I’m guessing maybe the parents feel “boyfriend”/”girlfriend” sounds too childish, or maybe not serious enough for being together for however long.

We like to make fun of it, “hi ‘friend’, how are you doing?”/”so, ‘friend’ how about that bang 3 nights ago?”/”hey ‘friend’, what do you want for dinner?”

A few days ago, he said that the security guard asked if I was his “friend”, and he said yes.  I made fun of it, of course “just your friend?”  and he says “well fiance… once I save up enough money”

Sometimes I wonder if it has to do with us being an interracial couple, but whatever.  


Post # 12
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Boston Girl, I’m sorry! So frustrating. If it makes you feel any better, my Fiance and I bought a house together and were living in the house for 2 years before he proposed. During this time, my dad thought it was just SO funny to refer to him as my “real estate partner”!! It’s funny now, but not so much at the time!

Post # 13
683 posts
Busy bee

The worst is that it happens as such a suprise, you don’t have the cojones to say something like, “After 5 years, I think we can call me girlfriend.” Or something witty (I’m not witty,) like that.

Post # 14
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

This definitely sounds like a jab at your man and not you… sounds to me like his dad is telling him to get crackin with the ring ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mr. HCTS’s mom calls all of her sons’ girlfriends “friends” until we are actually married.

It makes us laugh, if nothing else.


Post # 16
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 2006

My future SIL introduced me as her brothers GIRLFRIEND after we had been engaged for 4 months. I was furious to say the least! So I definitely know how it feels!

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