Thursday, June 10, 2010
Are you over 40?
Are you NOT married?
If you are over 40 and not married, WHAT do you call your partner, your romantic interest? You know, the person who would have been called your boyfriend or girlfriend when you were 20?
It feels pretty silly to be over 40, over 50, over 60, etc. etc. and still introduce the love in your life as my boyfriend or my girlfriend, doesn't it?
SURELY, the mature, single people of the world can coin a word or phrase that expresses this more properly, more pleasantly, in a word or phrase that isn't awkward!
Do you really want to say "significant other"? Nope.
I've heard some men say this is "my lady". Don't think a woman wants to introduce someone as "my man". sigh
Can't we come up with something that's as universally accepted as boyfriend and girlfriend but more suited to older singles?
What is YOUR idea?