Does It Matter If He Calls Me His Girlfriend?

Ask Demetria: How he introduces you to friends and family does say something about your relationship.

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And not just by me. Everyone made a fuss to make sure she felt welcome. Her title as "girlfriend" meant that she was an extension of our friend and not another random woman he was bringing around, like all of the others.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at askdemetria@theroot.com.

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