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Boyfriend: the Peter Pan of maleness


“If I was* your boyfriend, never let you go
Keep you on my arm girl, you’d never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything you want
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go, I’d never let you go”
— Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend” chorus

Although I’m not so sure he’ll ever become a gentleman, as he promises he can, Justin will be able to sing his refrain well into his dotage (assuming he still has the voice and the life to do so). And that’s because he can be your boyfriend at any age — whether he’s 16 or 106. Why is it that we ladies (or indeed gents) of a certain age still have so-called “boyfriends” and not “manfriends” or more age-appropriately-named suitors?  Continue reading