By Sarah MahoneyWhether your trysts are regular or once in a blue moon, you can rev up your romantic routine. For more great dates, check out these 7 fun ideas.
Tell the truth: Did your date nights vanish years ago, along with sleeping in, Sunday brunches, and reading the newspaper over coffee? Or have they become as stale as, well, 15 years of the missionary position?
In either case, you're due for a refresher. Couples should give special time together a high priority, because it not only helps...
All about, into, all over: Very interested in (I'm all about him,
he's all over her, she's into him, etc).
BF or GF: Boyfriend or girlfriend.
Cougar: An older woman looking for love with a younger man (aka
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher).
DH: Dear husband.
Domestic partnership: Gay or straight couples that live together but
are not married. The partnerships may or may not be legal.
Double exposure: An Internet dating term to describe meeting someone
for the first time and discovering that they're wearing the same outfit
pictured on their dating profile.
Fembot: A female robot; unemotional woman.
Friendship divorce: A breakup between platonic friends, akin to a
divorce or separation. Sometimes, friends just drift apart and lead separate
lives, leading to the friendship divorce. While partings can be permanent, some
friends reunite and return to a 'pre-divorce' state.
ILY: "I love you"
LMIRL: "Let's meet in real life"
LTR: Long-term relationship.
Man crush: One dude's nonsexual admiration of another dude's personal
awesomeness, as in, "My BF has a Man Crush on Eli Manning."
Missed connection: A popular section on Craigslist where people try
to connect with people they've seen somewhere but don't know.
Sext messaging: Sending a naughty message via text messaging.
Shoulder surfing: Chatting it up with someone, but always
glancing over his or her shoulder for a more
SO: Significant other. A way of identifying your relationship
without getting mired in the sticky discussion of whether someone you're dating
really qualifies as a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Starter marriage: A first marriage that lasts less than five years
and produces no children. A play on the phrase "starter home."
Ubersexual: A metrosexual who also has manly qualities.