Is it still appropriate to call someone my "boyfriend" when we're closer to 40 than 30? Who cares. After a year and a half of dating around, I'm giddy about being in a relationship again.
The fact that we're both 30-somethings (with many relationships in our wakes) makes it easier; we're straightforward, we don't play games, and everything is on the table. Maybe this time I'll get it right, but if things don't work out, I know I'll be OK.