Way back in the day, one either had a girlfriend, boyfriend, roommate, wife or husband. Please do not take offense at this question anyone, as I am just clueless, but what does one mean when one says my "partner"? Does that mean roommate, girlfirend, boyfriend, or fiancee? I know that "life partner" means same sex "partners." But when one just says "partner" when they are not of the same sex, is it that "partner" is his or her roommate, girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancee or could be all of the above?
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Wow, Levertis Steele, you have covered it all here!!! Thank you so much for the very detailed answer. I guess it can be just semantics. But I was thinking relationship-wise, as to what exactly is one referring.
Thanks Peter, that sounds like it sums it up pretty nice. I appreciate the answer.
Thanks for taking the time to answer the question. Yes, I hear a lot of very young people using it, and was not sure exactly to what they are referring, whether dating, living together or partners in life together, just sharing expenses.
Really, I sure can see that happening. I'd personally rather stick to what is obvious, for such reasons as you have stated. Another great answer.
IDONO, thanks so much for the great answer, and I appreciate your noting my being married as part of my not knowing of such, and it being more than a partnership! Thanks so very much for answering in such a kind manner.
Even though you asked the question, isn't it a relief to understand why you don't know and the answers confirm that you don't need to know? It's not part of your life and I envy you. We already have too much on our plate.
Hi jlpark, thanks for answering the question. Interesting perspective, especially being a nurse. Great answer too.
Ha. Oops. Great answer too. All good answers as to each one's own perspective. I was thinking it may be along the lines of not referring to one's gender.
Hi WritingPrompts, thanks for the answer and I am sure a lot are not looking for amother or father figure to date - or especially, the "sugar daddy." Good answer.
Thanks for answering the question caspian69, in such great detail. Very interesting points you have made here no doubt!!! Yes, this helps a lot dear one.