Brandi Glanville doesn’t use the word boyfriend. What she will do is call someone her “man-toy.”
That’s a new one.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom broke down for us what exactly makes a man-toy, what he does, and what age approximately you have to be to qualify as one on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9 After Show.
When asked if she had a French boyfriend, Brandi said, “I wouldn’t say he’s a boyfriend, number one.”
“I don’t like that word,” she added. “Number two, I don’t want him to think I like him that much. Number three, I don’t know, he’s 10 years younger than me and he’s a waiter.”
He also “has a huge penis and he’s really good in bed,” she said.
But he is not a boy-toy, she stresses.
“I guess … but he’s 35. He’s a man-toy,” Brandi says. Oh and he walks her dog, so there’s that.
Would he like this term? Does he even care? (Brandi says she can’t understand him anyway because he speaks mainly French, so this situation sounds pretty one-sided.)
“The most accurate indicator is when your relationship status rolls off of your partner’s tongue. He or she does not hesitate to say who you are and says it proudly,” Fran Greene, relationship expert and author of Dating Again With Courage and Confidence told Personal Space. “In addition, the ‘label’ is equal in status for the both of you. For example, boyfriend/ girlfriend, partner, significant other, fiancé, etc.”
She said when there is a disparity, “such as one of you says friend and the other says main squeeze” or “you say partner and your partner only introduces you by name without a label,” this is a red flag.
“That can’t be ignored,” Greene explained. “This is the perfect time to talk to your partner about how you see the relationship in the present and where you want it to go. It’s a hard conversation but a necessary one. Better to know if you are more invested than your lover is. Staying with someone who does not want you totally and completely is not good for you. Some of us don’t know what to call our partner. It’s best to have a chat with your significant other and tell them what you would like to be called. This will let you know if you and your sweetie are on the same page.”
That is, if you even speak the same language.
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