Tonight my boyfriend and I went out to dinner with my step-dad. My step-dad ran into a friend of his and introduced me and my boyfriend, except he kind of stumbled over how to introduce him and said something to the effect of "this is her ummm... errrrr... friend." This is not the first time this has happened as my boyfriend's parents have done the exact same thing! As a matter of fact, I've been introduced as everything except his girlfriend. Wife? Yes. Fiance? Yes. Friend? sure. Girlfriend? No. We've been together for 4 years now, so I find this behavior from his parents and my parents rather odd. Has anyone else experienced this?