The more I got to thinking about it (shows how slow my morning has been) the more sense it made to me -- I've often thought it ridiculous when a 35 year-old woman introduces her date as her boyfriend ..... or the opposite - when a forty year-old man introduces his arm candy as his 'girl friend'.
|Not girlfriend - boyfriend!|
Historically, and according to Wikipedia (the end all be all of all things) boys and girls are youngsters in their adolescence - not middle aged folks. So when my 30 year old divorced niece and mother of two - introduces her new beau (showing my age here) as her boyfriend, I kinda cringe....
So, in my new worldly way of acceptance of some things modern - this new term rides nicely on my palette.... "my dating partner" -- could mean a lot of things physical and emotional in the relationship -- but still an accurate description!
So out with the old