I am totally bringing back the word "suitor." How awesome is that word?? Why does no one use it anymore? It is classy. It encompasses everything you want to say about "that guy I have been on a few dates with but I'm not really sure what is going on." It makes even the most sleazy guy sound a bit like Frank Sinatra.
This all came about because I was reading an old New Yorker article from 1931 called "Prosit New Years." The premise is a girl frets that she is going to spend New Years alone when suddenly an old suitor called whom she "parted from without regret last October." They end up going out, and well, I don't want to ruin it for you. Bottom line, I'm crossing my fingers at least one of my suitors calls this weekend.
"Prosit New Year"