He was sitting on the couch just minding his business when his girlfriend came out of nowhere with some heavy sucker punches that landed on his nose and giving him a black eye. So he retaliated in the worst way possible and the feminist army has risen up around the world and are trying to have this man sent to prison for years. Was he justified in his actions?
Partners in committed relationships are also sometimes described as a “significant other” or simply “partner”, especially if the individuals are cohabiting. “Girlfriend” and “partner” mean different things to different people; the distinctions between the terms are subjective. How the term is used will ultimately be determined by personal preference.In 2005, a study was conducted of 115 people ages 21 to 35 who were either living with or had lived with a romantic partner. It notes that the lack of proper terms often leads to awkward situations, such as someone becoming upset over not being introduced in social situations to avoid the question. There exists some ambiguity between the terms “girl friend,” or a friend who is a girl, and “girlfriend.” The transition between the two is a significant aspect of adolescent development.
Both forms of “girlfriend” and “girl friend” are used by different people to mean different things. For example, when the term “girlfriend” is used by a female about another female in a non-sexual, non-romantic context, the two-word form “girl friend” is sometimes used to avoid confusion with the sexual or romantic meaning; however, this is not a rule. In this sense of its usage, “girlfriend” is used in terms of very close friends and has no sexual connotations, unless it is in the case of lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender women. The term “girlfriend” is also used in LGBT communities and can refer to people of any sex or sexuality.
The term “girlfriend” does not necessarily imply a sexual relationship, but is often used to refer to a girl or woman who is dating a person she is not engaged to without indicating whether she is having sex with them. With differing expectations of sexual mores, the term “dating” can imply romantic activity whereas simply using “friend” would likely avoid implying such intimacy. It is essentially equivalent to the term “sweetheart”, which has also been used as a term of endearment. A similar relationship wherein there is no exclusivity is sometimes referred to by terms such as friend with benefits.
A female engaged in an extramarital relationship with a married man is frequently considered a “mistress”. The word “mistress” was originally used as a neutral counterpart for the words “mister” or “master”. The word “madam” is still a respectful form of address, but has had sexual connotations since the early 18th century and has been used to refer to the owner of a brothel since the early 20th century. Some terms of endearment directed to females, a romantic relationship not required, are “darling”, “sweetheart”, “love”, etc. Users of Internet slang and SMS slang often shorten “girlfriend” to the initialism “gf”