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How do you refer to your love interest?

Which do you use?

  • Partner

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Mate

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • Significant Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pet Name (sweetie, hunny)

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Nickname

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Boyfriend/Girlfriend

    Votes: 33 41.3%
  • None/Their first name

    Votes: 17 21.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 13.8%

  • Total voters

Fuzzy Alien

Which of those options would you use when referring to your romantic interest in the third-person? For example, "I really love going to the movies with my _____".


People who only refer to each other as baby piss me off. Though there is a vindictive joy that I get when I realize that their lives will be terrible.


Boyfriend, Mate, love, future DH.


Compulsive Digger
Even when I had a significant other, I always referred to him by his name.


The Artist Formerly Known as Jesusfish
My Mistress and the Lady.

I prefer the archaic to the demeaning terms of the modern day.


New Member
Either by his real name or as my partner. I don't really like the term "boyfriend" because it sounds too childish and non-serious, and I only really go for very committed romantic relationships.

Fuzzy Alien

I'm most likely to say "babe" or their first name when speaking to them directly, but in third-person I'd be more likely to say "boyfriend" or "mate".


Not to be takin Seriously
It depends for me, obviously here in furry community I would say their my mate, in rl life girlfriend.

then again I'd probably wait till I'm married to call someone my mate