What to call your boyfriend?
June 21st, 2016
What should one call one’s boyfriend when you are over 40?
A partner? A lover? My man? Boyfriend?
I like boyfriend – I don’t care it’s like you are 15 again – hell, I’d LOVE to be 15 again. No worries, and a boyfriend!!
My boyfriend hates ‘boyfriend’. I hate Partner. I’m not gay. You are a MAN – not a non-gender specific person. I am a WOMAN. We are heterosexual. Should I call him that?
“This is my heterosexual partner”.
Partner – noun
1.a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.
So, if I share my life, not my money, your house, not your money. I share food with you. We share a car sometimes. Does that make us partners? Possibly.
Boyfriend: – noun
1.a frequent or favorite male companion; beau.
3.a male lover.
Aha! All of the above. Everything else is extra I recon. So I DO have a boyfriend – and a lover! And he’s male. Guess what? It fits!
I like boyfriend. Not partner – what do you like?
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