You want to hear a weird coincidence?
(don’t get all that excited- it’s not the big a revelation)
My in-laws are divorced. My mother in law’s boyfriend and my father in law’s girlfriend share the same birthday…
Isn’t that just a weird and random thing?
I mean, what are the chances? I know mathematically there’s a way to actually express the ratio, which I don’t feel like doing, but isn’t that just odd?
But you know what I actually found odd when I typed out these sentences- as well as when I jotted this down as a blog idea?
Using the term boyfriend and girlfriend to talk about significant others of octogenarians.
By no means do I think that people in their 80’s can’t find love.
It’s more that, after you’re 22, is it silly to refer to someone as your boyfriend or girlfriend?
If you are old enough to rent a AIRBNB without parental consent, what do you call that person in your life that makes your heart skip a beat either because you love them SOOO much or you’re thinking about a pillow over their head while they’re sleeping?
Partner sounds so western to me: Howdy there Partner…Do you want your relationship to resemble a Sergio Leone movie? Though…what is spaghetti western for partner?
What about when people add decoration to partner?
Life partner? That sounds like your bunkmate in Cell Block H.
Domestic partner? When I hear this, all I can think is- do you want someone in your life for love, or for dusting and repairing things?
Significant other? How do we feel about that one? Significant is a nice strong word- shows a hint of sentiment…but is the use of the word other too insignificant?
Main squeeze? Too hippy?
Lover? Is that too boom chick a wow wow?
Sweetheart? Too Happy Days?
Suitor? Too transactional?
I just googled synonyms for boyfriend….worshipper comes up…
I think that would be a good one-
“So and so…come meet the person who worships me….” Yes…I would like to say that about someone. Though, I would never want to be referred to as the worshipper- only the worshipee…
Beloved? How does beloved work? Let’s try that out:
“So and so, meet my beloved?”
Nope…doesn’t work for me…
I’m seriously thinking that people get married just because it’s so much easier to say husband or wife…
Follower comes up…thanks wordhippo.com for that one…
Can you imagine introducing someone as your “follower”?
Where’s the kool aid?
If you weren’t married but were in a situation, what would you want to be called? How would you want to be referred to?
There’s 141 suggestions on wordhippo.com…
What say you all?
How do you refer to the love of your life?