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What To Call Yourself And Them When You’re Not Married

Amethyst Champagne
3 min readJun 20, 2024
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Romantic relationships.

While many of us are not single, many couples are unmarried.

And with the plethora of terms we can use for the person we’re with, choosing the appropriate one for your relationship is often tricky, especially when marriage is not in the cards.

But with the culture we live in, having a designation for each other makes things less complicated.

Why So Many Names?

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I’m unsure if anyone knows, but people like having options, so I suppose that’s as good of a reason as any.

What to Call Your Person

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While there may be other names I’m unaware of, here are the most common ones:


What most people use to label a romantic relationship, so it’s become the default.



Amethyst Champagne

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