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We lack for accurate descriptors when it comes to romantic attachments.
A vast yawning chasm exists between meeting and marriage, a vast yawning chasm chock full of emotion, imagination, miscommunication, good communication, veiled motives, expressed desires, hidden agendas, agendas right out in the open, fear, love, hate, texts, phone calls, emails, dinners, breakfasts, appointments, missed appointments, disappointments, misunderstandings, understandings, mistakes, nights, days, sleeps and exhaustion.
Hmmm. I think I just described male/female relationships.
Q: What do we call someone in whom we're interested, after the first signs of mutual interest?
A: My potential lady interest.
Q: How about between first make-out and first formal date?
A: My impending woman.
Q: And in the area between arranged date and assumed date?
A: (Unsure) My putative squeeze.
Q: Okay, between assumed date and home base?
A: (Resoundingly) Now that's when I can call her my girlfriend!
Q: Between first sex and sophomore sex?
A: God, I hope she wants to do it again.
Bottoms Up, New Lovers!