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10 Alternative Words to "Boyfriend" That Sound Much Better ...

By Holly

If you're tired of referring to your man as your boyfriend, then there are a few other terms that you can use when you want to talk about him. You probably want to skip over terms like "bae" and use words that sound a little more mature. Don't worry, because there are plenty of them out there. If you're interesting in renaming your partner, here are a few alternative words to "boyfriend" that sound just as sweet:

1 My Better Half

My Better Half You've probably heard some single women say that they're looking for someone to complete them (which is misleading, since you're already whole). However, that common phrase is why some people will call their boyfriend their "other half". Of course, it's even better to call him your "better half". That way, it makes it sound like he brings out the best parts of you, which is exactly what the right man should do.

2 Soulmate

Soulmate Some people believe that they were destined to meet the love of their life, because their souls are connected in some way. Even if you don't buy into that, it's still sweet to call your boyfriend your soulmate. It suggests that there's a deep connection between the two of you that extends beyond physical attraction.

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3 My Partner

My Partner This is a short and simple way to refer to your boyfriend. Of course, it's pretty vague. That's why you should use it when you aren't interested in going into detail about your partner. When you use this term, it'll be impossible for others to tell if you're dating or married, with a man or a woman, or talking about a business partner or a romantic partner. It'll help you keep your private life private.

4 My Beloved

human action, person, black and white, black, human positions, If you want to remind your boyfriend that you love him, then you should refer to him as your beloved. The word "love" is actually hidden inside, which means that your man will never forget how much you care. Plus, it's a term that you don't hear all that often, which is why you'll sound unique when you use it!

5 Beau

Beau You've heard plenty of girls refer to their boyfriend as "bae," which means "before anyone else." However, the word "beau" has been around for much longer. It means "a boyfriend of a male admirer." So if you want to sound old fashioned instead of using modern slang, you should test out this word on your tongue.

6 Significant Other

Significant Other As you probably already know, significant means "sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention." That's why this term is so cute! It suggests that your partner is one of the most important things in the world. If that's the truth, then you shouldn't hesitate to use this term.

7 My Intended

My Intended This is an adorable way to refer to your boyfriend! It could mean a variety of things. It could mean that you're intending on marrying him, that you're intending on raising his children, or that you're intending on spending the rest of your life with him.

8 My TRue Love

human action, person, black and white, monochrome photography, monochrome, This is a bold and daring choice of words when referring to your special someone; especially if you're not married! However, it's also quite the expression of feelings and let's everyone know exactly how you feel about your man.

9 My Honey

human action, person, black, black and white, photograph, This term is so incredibly fun and sweet! It's appropriate in all kinds of occasions AND doubles as a fantastic nickname- "Hey honey come here!" It says you're serious but maybe not marriage ready just yet.

9 My Person

black and white, person, monochrome photography, brand, interaction, This one is absolutely amazing! It shows possession and monogamy without being too overbearing and suffocating. It's sweet as well as gets the message across that the guy on your arm is hands off!

10 Main Squeeze

black, human action, white, black and white, person, This light and airy response is a great choice when you're in the early stages of defining your growing relationship. It's not overly possessive but it does still show commitment on some level. It's sweet, humorous, and bound to lighten the tension of any awkward situation regarding your status.

You can refer to your partner in a number of ways. You can use one of the terms on this list, or you can create your own! What do you usually call your boyfriend?

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