What do you call your SO to other people?

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What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by CypKitty » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:38 am

I call mine my 'partner' as I feel at the 30 you don't really call them a boyfriend. But then it confuses people and they think I am either lesbian or that we liver together (which we don't)
How do you refer to your SO when it comes to other people?
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Post by missparzival » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:10 am

My hubby, partner, my man, girls dad.


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Post by MamaJoAnna » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:43 am

When introducing him I say he's my husband, but if I'm addressing him in a conversation with him and someone else I'll usually call him "dear." It's a family thing here haha
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Post by zipadeedodah » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:30 am

Well my SO is my fiancée and has been for a lonnnng time. We've been living together since 2009.

Sometimes I refer to him as my husband though. He might as well be...the paper just ain't signed!


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Re: What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by MKitty » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:01 am

Mostly by their first name. I figure that people who know that we're together know and those that don't can figure it out or ask me. XD When I speak of him while joking around with friends it's usually bae or boo.
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Post by CypKitty » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:28 am

Obviously in friend situations it's different. But when talking to a random?


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Post by Emcee » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:57 pm

If I'm with friends or family, I call him by his name, around strangers "my husband", and if I'm talking to him I call him "Corazón"


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Re: What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by Kryptonite » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:48 am

Not existent.

I'd probably be prone to calling them by their name to be honest. Our relationship status is our business.
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Post by violet-kelsey black » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:26 am

I call him my husband, even though it's awkward lol I guess it's because I'm 23, & to everyone that is super young. When we're alone, I call him "my love" or "poopy"


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Post by actuallydear » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:32 pm

We're married, so I call my husband just that. I can see your dilemma though... boyfriend/girlfriend sounds a bit silly when you're of a mature age. If I were you, I would stick to partner, and if people who don't know you well enough want to assume that you're a lesbian or whatever, oh well? Unless you decide to say "he" a lot, in order to correct any assumptions.
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Post by staceybrax » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:22 am

I have a similar dilemma. I'm engaged but I hate the word fiancé (I don't know why I just don't like how it sounds) and I don't like to use boyfriend when I'm 27 and we have 2 kids. I usually just say partner. It seems the easiest.
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Post by CypKitty » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:06 pm

It is good to know I am not the only one who finds the boyfriend/girlfriend terms weird after a certain age - thanks :)
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Post by zipadeedodah » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:30 pm

I've often thought to myself if I were to ever date again
(Hypothetically speaking) I wouldn't call a new significant other a boyfriend. At my age that just sounds weird lol


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Post by vegan_ninja » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:24 pm

My husband and I weren't engaged until I was 34 and he was 36. I called him my boyfriend up until then; he usually referred to me as his lady.
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Post by Diamond1 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:44 pm

I call him my husband.
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Re: What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by JoJo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:08 am

when we are alone I call him 'honey' <3 ) in other cases 'husband' :D
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Re: What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by MamaJoAnna » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:48 pm

When introducing him to people I know, I usually say "this is my husband, (name)." Addressing him in public/private is usually honey, dear, or (name).
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Post by Cassie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:12 am

I call Hubby, partner and dear.
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Re: What do you call your SO to other people?

Post by jle0906 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:28 pm

CypKitty wrote:
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:38 am
I call mine my 'partner' as I feel at the 30 you don't really call them a boyfriend. But then it confuses people and they think I am either lesbian or that we liver together (which we don't)
How do you refer to your SO when it comes to other people?
Talking to acquaintances or coworkers, "my husband". Anyone who knows him personally, his name.
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