Are Relationship Titles Relevant in 2015?


There is a time and place for everything, but is that true for relationship titles?

Titles such as hubsband/wife, fiancé, boyfriend/girlfriend are still very relevant even in 2015. After all these are relationships are classic,formal (in a matter of speaking), and sometimes even challenging.

After all it was Queen B that said, “If you like it then you should have put a ring on it. Don’t be mad once you see that he’s got it. If you like it thenn you should have put a ring on it.” She says this to imply that if you want it then claim it.

Moreso, her lyrics imply that taste makes haste. In layman terms, it means this: since I am an attractive woman claim as your woman before someone else claims me as their woman.

I mean think about it. If you were married you wouldn’t want your husband operating  as a free agent. You would want him to introduce you as his wife, not as Emily the woman I hookup with from time to time. No, you would want him to put a “ring on it” in a matter of speaking.

But in the age of hookups, friends with benefits, and cuddle buddies is a title really  necessary?

No, not really.These types of relationships are casual romps of “fun”. That’s the whole premise behind a friend with benefits(fwb), you all the physical benefits without being in a relationship with your fwb. So why label it?

If we were to examine the history of mankind what we would find is labeling things is a necessity to which we have become accustomed  to.

We demand to make sense of the nonsense. I mean from a scientific standpoint we categorize everything based on its physical characteristics and point of origin. Where did they grow up? Which family are they? Etc.

With this in mind, I believe it is a part of our subconscious nature label things. Or at least create label where one doesn’t  exist i.e. cuddle buddies. Labels to this affect sound alot more benign than f*ck buddies. Hence, we create labels both official and unofficial to dispel any harbored uncertainty/hesitations.

So while some of us try to move away from titles and labeling trends the vast majority of us still believes their potency. I think that many of us are trying to discourage streotypes and other falsehoods so we discourage the use of labels in 2015. But in terms of relationships, I don’t believe that titles aren’t ever going away unless a hedonistic society is on its way.

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