John and A Foreign Affair have been featured on MTV, Montel Williams, Moury Povich, 60 minutes, Tyra Banks, also featured in Time, Maxim, Harpers, The Washington Post, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and many more.
Both forms of "girlfriend" and "girl friend" are used by different people to mean different things.
For example, when the term "girlfriend" is used by a girl or woman about another female in a non-sexual, non-romantic context, the two-word form "girl friend" is sometimes used to avoid confusion with the sexual or romantic meaning; however, this is not a rule.
The term avoids the overt sexual implications that come with referring to a woman as someone's "mistress" or "lover". The term can also sometimes be employed when someone simply does not know the exact status of a woman that a man has been associating with.
For instance, tabloid headlines often note that a celebrity has been seen with a new "lady friend".
So why am I dating a polyamorous man 10 years my senior with an adult son and a live-in girlfriend? I asked myself (and still do) many questions about my own actions. It's not a finite resource, or at least, it doesn't have to be. I don't know, and for the moment that is absolutely fine.