Exclusively not dating urban dictionary
I find both “admirer” and “suitor” to be presumptuous and one-sided. “Beau” does have a je ne sais quoi, but isn’t homey. “Escort” sounds like I would need to look into service renewal. “Lover” is too one-faceted, as is “object.” I could call him “cutsicle." According to the Urban Dictionary, it’s the word to use “when someone is so cute you can’t handle their cuteness,” which certainly applies but doesn’t really suit his personality. I could go for “fiancée,” but that would be misleading.Tragically, this is also the case with “stud muffin."I could call him my “boo,” but when I tried it out he rolled his eyes. “Partner” sounds like we work in a law firm or should be on horses and “roommate” leaves out one of my favorite parts, the one that hints at romantic entanglement and other shenanigans. Maintaining an FWB in a healthy way means communicating about what each person expects and where each is as the relationship evolves.Whether it feels comfortable and safe, or problems arise, if there is room to work through challenges to maintain the friendship, even at the expense of the benefits, then you are in a successful connection.But, if you're still not sure, check out the 50 things your "man" may do, which undoubtedly make him a f*ckboy:1.When you sleep over, it's on his inflatable queen-sized bed (he's 25).2.He gets upset when you say all his exes look basic. He heads back to the bar when he's done with his drink, but doesn't offer to get you one.5. He wears said leather jacket even in 19-degree weather.38. When you accurately call him out on his sh*t he responds, "Maybe, maybe not."45.
After weighing all my options I decided that referring to him as Boyfriend gives him a solid title that clearly explains what he is in reference to me, is both socially appropriate and universally understood.
And, no matter what one calls the arrangement, it can still get tricky.
Check in to make sure that your friend is your friend and that it's not getting more challenging to maintain your status, or is in any way becoming off-putting for you or for them.
When he tries to drunk serenade you on the guitar, he plays Modest Mouse. He gets really emo when his mom and dad come to visit.36.
With a 100 percent serious facial expression, I might add.3. He wears a leather jacket he claims was given to him, not bought at a thrift store two months ago.37. He's vocally proud of the one time he hooked up with a "cougar."42. He always talks about in Brooklyn, but never takes you there.44.