And just as I caught my mind wandering even farther off, a new email from a reader named Cory popped up.
The subject of the email was a question: “Any good, old-fashioned advice for a struggling relationship?
If a guy asked you out, you knew he was interested.
Y., is president of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association, international academic groups that study everyday culture worldwide. "I've talked about this with some of my female friends," Bartholome says. I say 'the guy I'm dating.' I really honestly feel weird calling him my 'boyfriend.' Is a man you date and are intimate with a 'beau,' 'a significant other,' a 'partner'? 'POSSLQ' sounds too stupid or bureaucratic." (POSSLQ, an acronym for "Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters," was used in the late 1970s by the U. Census.) According to the most recent Census data, 42% of U. residents — about 92 million Americans ages 18 and older — are unmarried. 'Boyfriend' and 'girlfriend' seem inappropriate unless you're a teenager.The English language is a strange, beautiful thing — why limit yourself to “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” when talking to a third party about your, well, boyfriend or girlfriend? My SO If the only thing you love more than your SO is abbrevs. Makes it easy to transition into running a law firm together, though. The missus / the mister Best used to refer to someone who isn’t technically your wife or your husband, because irony. My special someone Also how your grandmother might address you in a greeting card. My gentleman caller How very be confused with one’s special lady, at least according to the Dude. My soulmate The verbal equivalent of staring longingly into each other’s eyes for upwards of one minute in public. My lover The verbal equivalent of loudly making out for upwards of one minute in public. My main squeeze Physically squeezing your main squeeze is not necessarily recommended.