Significant Others

Boyfriends and girlfriends are so passe. In a romantic era that knows no age, marital or gender identity bounds, Cristen and Caroline search for the ideal couple label that aptly communicates modern commitment.

Episode sources:

"5 Gender-Neutral Alternatives to 'Boyfriend' and 'Girlfriend'."

"'Bae' Watch: The Ascent of a New Pet Name."

"Gender neutral language."

"How Old Is Too Old for 'Boyfriend' and 'Girlfriend'?"

"Old boyfriends."

"On Language: Meet My Whatsit."

"Now that white people have declared 'bae' over, black people can use it again."

"The Baest Bae to Ever Bae: Bae Isn't Just a Noun Anymore."

"Unmarried Spouses Have a Way With Words."

"Why do gay couples use the terms 'husband' and 'wife,' rather than 'partner'?"

Topics in this Podcast: dating, relationships