It was established early on that neither of us date multiple people at the same time and that we will be/are exclusive.
As I said, a distinction is made occasionally when we talk. Talk to your boyfriend to get things squared away!!!
If you’re dating a man who doesn’t see you as his girlfriend, it can be hard for him to prioritize you.
At the same time, not everyone we date in our mid-20s is our “soulmate,” and many of us still have our fair share of rebound relationships, one-night stands and other non-serious affairs.
But in general, the mid-to-late 20s shows a dating shift: We’re closer to finding “the one,” and anyone we take seriously will, for lack of a better word, be taken seriously.
This is where the term “partner,” short for life partner, comes in.
Not to diss serious boyfriend/girlfriend couples, but the term “partner” carries with it not only a relevant non-gendered reading, but also its own degree of seriousness and initiative.