Someone of great importance in one’s life. Contrary to what the term implies, the significant other can be placed rather low on the priority scale.
Dog –> Pick-Up Truck –> Job –> Mom –> Workout –> BFF –> Significant Other –> Friends
Define The Relationship – It’s time to have this awkward conversation when you’re not sure if you should still be giving your number out and accepting free drinking at happy hour. It usually starts with a question similar to, “Are you seeing other people?” After this conversation, your relationship will take on one of the following states: over, open, or exclusive.
Similar to Communism, this type of relationship sounds good in theory, but is a disaster when executed in real-life. It is a complicated relationship state where, due to a number of circumstances, one or both parties are not fully committed. It is popular among long-distance couples or when one person has suffered a traumatic breakup. These relationships are doomed for failure and not recommended.
In a Relationship
A relationship state when neither party is dating other people. This is a comfortable, exciting, and scary state that usually involves too much pressure, meeting the family, and some form of physical intimacy.
Meet up for coffee
A very casual and non-committal phrase used by a male when he kinda, sorta, maybe, but not really, wants to ask a female out. This is popular among the college and Christian dating scenes. An adult version of this would be asking a girl out for a drink.
When a guy and a girl split the bill for dinner. Men, if you want to go on a 2nd date with this girl, don’t do this, even if she offers. This is more acceptable in later stages of the dating relationship.
Man Crush Monday – While its origins are unknown, this is a hashtag used by females as an excuse to post photos of their love interests on social media to remind their friends that they’re still in a relationship, just in case you missed the Facebook update.
Woman Crush Wednesday – Origins unknown, likely birthed after #mcm. Ironically, this hashtag is also largely used by females. Usually these posts are by bitter single females wanting to remind men everywhere that they are so over Man Crush Monday.
Obsessive Phone Checking – A condition where you pull out your phone every 10 minutes to see if your crush has text you back or if your scruffy Bagel has ‘liked’ you. This condition can get better or worse with the consumption of alcohol, so drink wisely. The best cure for OPC is a trip to Montana, where there is no cell phone service.
The One That Got Away
A person you’ve either
- never spoken to but saw once on a flight from Kalispell to Salt Lake City (he ordered grapefruit juice and a blanket)
- spent an undefined amount of time with
and have since inaccurately romanticized what life with this person would be like.
A buzz word used in the Christian dating scene when a guy goes on a first date with a girl to see if she is the one he could spend the rest of his life with. Confusing? Unrealistic? Exactly.
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