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When do you go from having a boyfriend to SO...

What stipulates that?


Asked by Jademom07 at 1:17 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Relationships

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  • To me SO means someone you have a significant, long-standing relationship with, perhaps you even have kids with or he/she has a large part in your children's life. Usually someone you live with but not necessarily.

    To me SO is really a cafe mom thing that could mean boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancee. However, when I hear people use it in real life (outside of cafe mom) it usually refers to the type of relationship I described above.

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 1:23 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • for me it was engagement

    Answer by baby1mom at 1:18 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Everyone is different ,but each person needs to listen to there heart and you will know what the right thing to do is.

    Answer by BeckyW101 at 1:20 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • IDK. I started calling him that when he moved in. He's not going anywhere and neither am I.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 1:20 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Commitment level!

    A Boyfriend is someone you are dating. But once it becomes a long term fully committed relationship, it becomes SO...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:21 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • SO is purely short hand! Fiancee, Husband, Partner, they all fall in to the SO category.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:22 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • It's probably different for everyone but for me I would say a boyfriend is someone you date (usually exclusively) and an SO is more lke a partner in life, like when you live with them and make decisions together but you just aren't technically married.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:23 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • When I see SO, I always think live-in boyfriend. My husband is my husband, and I have never thought of him as being anything else, and I would never call him anything other than my husband. It is my honor to be his wife, and I choose to honor him by calling him my husband. To call him my significant other just wouldn't be the same to me or to him either.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:24 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Or look at it like this....a Significant Other is more "significant" than just a boyfriend lol.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:25 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • The level of committment of the relationship. The agreements and expectations that have been set for the relationship as well.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 1:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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