I've had three so far, one girl a few years ago that I met on a writers' forum, we never met in real life, even though we were together a couple of months, and are friends now
one a transgender that I thought was a boy at the time, my first ever boyfriend, it lasted one date, and I met her on this very site
and one boyfriend that may possibly have just been using me, or perhaps I was too difficult for him, also only lasted a few days
so yea, one of each, a good start
on the subject of calling people mate, my first wasn't a furry, so far as I know, the second considered it a term only for people that had been together a while, so I went with them on that, and the third broke up with me the day I was about to ask them if we could call each other that...