As I’ve mentioned before, my wonderful boyfriend and I have been together for 10 years and we have no plans to ever get married. And we’re both totally ok with that.
There are just a few things that I hate about not having a better word than “boyfriend.”
- Whenever we go to weddings, I hate introducing him as a boyfriend… it makes him sound new… most times, we’ve been together longer than the couple getting married
- It makes us sound like we’re 16 (and we’re not)
- Categories, when filling out forms, don’t seem accurate
To expand on #3, I just went to a new gynecologist and had to fill out all of the medical forms. I had to list myself as single. Personally, I think the forms for that type of doctor should be different, because isn’t she more worried about my risk factors? I have one, committed partner – just like a standard married person. Someone could mark that they are married, but they could be in an open relationship and be seeing a ton of play. Shouldn’t the doctor be more interested in how many people have access to the playground?
But that’s beside the point. The reason for this post is because I’m actually really excited about a demographics form that I filled out on a survey! The survey is for Jiminy Peak, where I did the aerial obstacle course a few weeks ago. Here’s the question that got me jazzed:
I hope that more forms start looking like this. Especially as the group of un-married “co-habitators” continues to increase. 🙂