According to the blog I read:
The common generic term for a non-married significant other (male), but the “boy” involved gives it a bit of a juvenile feel. Sure “boyfriend” is cool when you’re 14, double dating at Dave and Busters and fantasizing about a possible extended finger bang in the backseat of an older brother’s Buick Lesabre, but it just sounds wrong to think about a 45 year old woman asking her boyfriend to rub her feet so she won’t get the gout.
Also a common generic term, but black women’s selfish need to steal “girlfriend” instead of just inventing another word for the people they dread going to Sunday brunch with have made it too ambiguous. We need some unambiguousness.
I never thought of "boyfriend" & "girlfriend" in regards to age. I always looked at them as a person of the opposite sex that you happened to be dating.
But, are his thoughts true in regards to the terms "boyfriend" & "girlfriend"? Is that what you think of when you hear either term?
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