Pet Names Senior Couples Should Never Use Once They Become Exclusive

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Pet Names Senior Couples Should Never Use Once They Become Exclusive

April Braswell
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One of the challenges with senior singles dating is not only is the dating scene different than when you were in your 20s, the nomenclature has also changed.

When you paired up back in high school and college, you referred to each other as your “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” to your family and friends.

But now that you’re a midlife single segueing into an exclusive romantic relationship, are you sure you want to call someone over 50 years old “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”? Doesn’t it sound too diminutive?

A man over 50 is not a boy.

Women over 50 might still refer to themselves in girlish terms such as, “I like to dress girly,” and they might feel OK being referred to as your “girl.” So that is one possibility for the boomer men.

However, many men of the baby boomer generation were raised to cultivate gentlemanly behavior and mores.

So a senior man is more likely to refer to the woman he has partitioned out from the crowd of singles and asked for exclusivity as his “lady.”

 

“Many men of the baby boomer generation were

raised to cultivate gentlemanly behavior.”

Quite often that is the term he will use to denote her when he is talking with colleagues about his social plans for the weekend:

“I’m taking my lady out for dinner Friday night. Then we’re just going to chill over the weekend. She’s so relaxing to be with. I can just be myself with her.”

And his co-workers will think this sure is one marvelous woman indeed!

 A pet name the ladies can use.

Ladies, on the same wavelength of using mature terminology, permit me to suggest a phrase you can use with him when talking to your girlfriends.

Sure, former Gov. Sarah Palin referred to her beloved husband as “my guy” before all of America and the world, evoking memories of the Mary Wells song.

However, a senior woman might prefer to reference her guy as “my man” because he is a man. She should appreciate that maturity and masculinity about him!

What’s your favorite name to refer to your mature mate?

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