Over at Glamour, there’s a poignant question from a reader who wonders whether the fact that the guy she’s been seeing on and off for seven months won’t call her his girlfriend is worrisome. I think it’s worrisome if it bothers her, but then the question is, why does it bother her? Is it so she won’t get awkward questions from friends and relatives, or because titles are really important to her, personally? Or does it matter what the reason is?

At any rate, I’ve never cared much about titles, but I will tell you that as someone who’s been engaged for a year and a half, I’m starting to appreciate the simplicity they confer on a relationship. After all, fiancé feels obnoxious after a while, but when you’re engaged, boyfriend isn’t enough and husband isn’t really true.

What about you?

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