The term partner has a solid ring to it. It indicates that you are with someone who wants to share his or her life with you. On the other hand, a boyfriend or girlfriend is someone you fondled in high school at a house party — and it was serious because it happened more than once.
What does it mean to be a partner in a relationship?
Partner is simply a way of describing someone youre romantically or sexually involved with. It doesnt necessarily indicate any particular level of seriousness or commitment, although some people do tend to associate the word with a more committed relationship.
What is difference between partner and boyfriend?
A partner gets creative with distance. Its not an ideal romantic circumstance, especially in relation to intimacy, but partners not only deal with distance, they also get creative with it. While a boyfriend may give up on you because of distance, a partner will step up his game.
What qualifies as a partner?
By partner we mean: someone youre married to (including, from March 2014, someone of the same sex who youre married to); someone you live with as if you are married to them; or. someone you live with as if you are civil partners.