Calling partner ‘this one’ a bad idea
H ashtags and slangs have taken the internet by storm, and you, too, could be using some. The one in question here is ‘This one’.
Typically used by someone to address their boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s often used in sentences such as ‘doing yoga with this one’ or ‘chilling with this one’ in the caption of candid shots of couples taking a midnight stroll hand in hand or enjoying adventurous activities (#couplegoals).
But, is it the right way to address your partner? Is there a deeper, hidden meaning behind just this expression? According to James Preece, a famous celebrity dating coach and author, referring to your partner as ‘this one’ on social media could be a sign that your relationship is in under strain.
When used sparingly, it could be taken as a term of endearment. However, when the phrase is used frequently, it could be taken as a sign that the person is trying to distance itself from the relationship, indicating commitment issues.
However, Preece adds that it could also be that in the early stages of their relationship, some couples like to keep things light to start with.