I completely understand your thought process with all of these. I have my first "boyfriend" since my divorce three years ago. I'm 46.

I call him my BF and he calls me his GF and it works for me. For me, after two divorces, it's a reminder that we are NOT married. For me, it's fun. It feels youthful for me again.

Like you, I do not want to be put in a box. At the same time, my way of fighting the box is to remind myself that I am this cute man's girlfriend and I don't give two shits what other people think that means. I know what it means to ME.

Keep rocking it, Sarah.

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