Okay so once upon a time a year ago, I met a boy. His name is--ooh, almost spilled the beans. He calls himself Incredible, so I call him that. Sometimes I call him "honey", "babe", and his favorite; "ding-dong" to which he replies back and calls me "ho-ho".
My good friend Belvis was in town and we went out for a night of destiny; which we didn't know at the time, but a lot of events and clues led us to Incredible and her fate. I won't bore you with the details but long story short, Belvis and I crashed a birthday party at a bar. I met Incredible on the dance floor. Belvis asked him to join us for the rest of the night---actually she told him he was joining us for the rest of the night. He did. The following week he went out of town for business and then we went out on a first date; which was brunch--which is now our 'deal'. We love brunches.
I met him at this diner in Addison. He is a diner freak, like I have said before, if it's old school-he is so into it. We talked for hours over pancakes, eggs, bacon, and hot chocolate. He came back to my place afterwards for a nap. Nothing sexual happened. We had a rocky beginning, mostly because I was still in crush mode of World Cup and then flirted with disaster at AP's wedding. I think it was around Thanksgiving when I went to Phoenix to visit my mom that it became serious. It was the first time that I had to leave him for more than a few days.
"What time do I pick you up from the airport tomorrow?" He asked.
"I'm not coming back tomorrow, I'm here for one more day."
"You are?" He sighed; "You've been gone forever". OK--I was gone for two days by the time this conversation happened.
"Are you okay? By the way you are always away on business--sometimes up to a week" I told him.
"Yeah, but that's different. This time you've left me" Oh. Then he added: "I miss you".
For me that was our Girlfriend/Boyfriend defining moment; even though we don't dare call each other 'boyfriend or girlfriend'. If you have to define it that is what it is and that was the moment it happened.
We don't call each other boyfriend or girlfriend because of an argument we had involving defining our relationship. Nobody won the debate, so therefore neither one of us uses 'boyfriend or girlfriend' to describe the other person. People think it's odd, but it's our thing. I think it's cute and love it.