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Is There A Better Word For "Fiancé"?

I never knew how much I hated the word "fiancé" until I got engaged. I kind of cringe when I have to say it to people I don't really know and lately, I've been finding myself saying "my boyfriend," then quickly, quietly adding "or fiancé, whatever." The word just sounds so pretentious and fruity, and it inherently… » 11/24/08 2:40pm 11/24/08 2:40pm