It's always felt clumsy as to how to introduce one's lover. Significant other sounds so, oh i don't know...pompous, maybe. Lover gives too much information. Partner is cold and businesslike. Just thinking about it, maybe Private Partner would be nicer. How about"this is my friend, George" and then leave it to George to beat off all the other women's advances, trusting him in the private relationship. Oh, it was simply so much easier when what went on in the bedroom stayed in the bedroom. Or when people actually kept intimacy between husband and wife. But we evolve and need to create new "identities". I think the woman who asked the questin sounds snide and rude and probably jealous. On the other hand, we all know how you beloved men folks still call us girls lots of times, so what's with that, eh? Same same, maybe. Life is too short though, Chesterdad, to be worrying about this one!
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