(Closed) The Word ‘Boyfriend’

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

haha i can understand it – i didn’t mind boyfriend too much – Fiance was just weird to me, i always just felt so strange saying “my fiance”. i wanted to skip straight to husband haha.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jpalm13: It doesn’t bother me personally. I still call my Fiance my boyfriend quite often even though I could call him my fiance. (Fiance just seems like boasting I guess.)

But, if it bothers you that much, you have some options. You can call him your partner or your significant other. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m there! For me, it’s more that we’ve been together long enough (3 years) that boyfriend just doesn’t seem to fit. We’re a lot more serious than that and when I call him my “boyfriend,” I immediately feel 12. I usually call him my partner, haha. 

Post # 6
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680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Nope, not alone. I’m right there with you. My finacee (this also makes me go “ugh” when I say it).. is 39. But another few months and I get to avoid both!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

It didn’t bother me.  FI thought it was weird to call each other fiances.  He wanted to stick to girlfriend or call me wife to be.  Haha.  Such a dork.  He’s gotten used to it.  We’ve been engaged a year (tomorrow!)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@totheislnds: Same here! I always said “my partner” haha 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It didnt bother me at first but after around the 4 year mark it started to feel silly. It makes you sound young right?? Plus after all that time together it deff felt like we were much more than boyfriend/girlfriend! We got engaged after 5.5 years, we were 24 and 28 so I totally understand where you’re coming from!!

Although I will say I don’t like using fiance either, so sometimes I still call him my boyfriend. I’d like to skip straight to husband!

Post # 10
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335 posts
Helper bee

It doesn’t bother me (I’m 29, SO is 31, been together 1.5 years).  I dunno, it’s what we are. Now, if he’s still my boyfriend 5 years from now it’ll probably start to feel a little ridiculous, but for where we are now it feels like the right thing to call it.

Post # 12
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

MANfriend. There. Solved it. Boom. Cool

Post # 13
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5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We’re both almost 21 and it feels weird saying it. It doesn’t really feel too young to me, it just doesn’t sound serious enough to represent what we are to each other and what we’ve experienced together haha (:

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@eliwhit: haha my grandma used to call her boyfriend her ‘gentlemen friend’ until they got married a couple years ago 😉

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Lemma: Yes – this!  I hate saying finace because I feel like I’m bragging and I sound ridiculous!

I’d rather say boyfriend or husband.  I go back and forth between calling him both of those things just so I don’t have to say fiance, haha.

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