Joey
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How long did it take to get used to the word fiancé/fiancée?

Joey, on May 2, 2018 at 09:00 Posted in Before the wedding

Once the question is popped and accepted you and your partner get a new title - fiancé or fiancée. But this can sometimes take some time to adjust to. How long did it take to get used to saying and hearing the word fiancé or fiancée?

How long did it take to get used to the word fiancé/fiancée? 1

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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    It didn't take my fiancé and I long to get used to it as we enjoyed playfully referring to each other as just that for a month or two after our engagement (and still do), but it does feel strange saying it to others sometimes!

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  • Nikki
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nikki ·
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    Hahah yes I feel so pretentious!!
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    It didn’t take me very long! But, about a month ago, after being engaged for 6 months I called him my boyfriend again! Haha. He heard it and got fake upset. Then, a couple days later h called me his girlfriend. Not sure if it was accidental or as payback!
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I think it took me a couple of weeks.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I don't really know when it became a normal, natural thing, but we're six months into our engagement and it feels very normal now.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Not long as its a natural feeling to makes your partner feel good.
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  • Charlene
    Curious May 2018 Ontario
    Charlene ·
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    A couple weeks
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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    We have been together so long (9 years) so we call eachother husband/wife. We have for years now. People at his work were shocked when he told them we were engaged, because he always refers to me as his wife. Lol. If we are arguing I say “quit acting like such a fiancée!” Then we laugh. It’s just a silly word to us
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  • Charmaine
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
    Charmaine ·
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    Took me about a couple of weeks to get used to saying it. Then it just felt right and said it without a second thought.
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  • Brittany
    Master January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    I feel myself needing to prepare to say it in conversations, reminding myself... I guess my weird vibe was that I always feel a little show-off-y saying "my fiance"....

    I love it though. Use it all the time. If I'm on important phone calls/dealing with businesses, I refer to him as my husband so they'll take him/us more seriously, haha.

    My fiance never had to adjust. I will never be girlfriend, fiancee, or wife (well, sometimes wife)... because he calls me "his woman"... (tradesmen talk).

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  • Jen889
    Devoted May 2018 Quebec
    Jen889 ·
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    We're getting married in 16 days, engaged for 10months. Never really used it. Neither has he. Never felt natural lol husband is much easier for the few times I've used it.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    I don't like the way the word 'Fiancé' sounds in English. Feels/sounds pretentious and it reminds too much of that Seinfeld episode.

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    I just call him either my boyfriend or my husband depending on the situation.


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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    I still get all smiley when I say fiance! I love to drop it any chance I get hahah! I have slipped up a few times but usually catch myself

    We say it to each other a lot and it's just so much fun!

    Can't wait to be wifey and hubby though!

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  • Natalee
    Curious October 2018 Ontario
    Natalee ·
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    I find it easier as we are a gay couple. That way I can talk about her and not get disapproving looks from customers who don’t need to know my real business. It’s sad really. Oh well. What fun to have a fiancé!!!
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    My fiance does that now lol
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    He got right into it, he never called me "girlfriend" accidentally. I would slip up all the time! Maybe every other time I'd say boyfriend for the first couple months lol
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