Consulting

Female 🐟 who are married - curious why some go by “Ms.” rather than “Mrs.” - insights please? Genuine question.

likeupliftinghelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

I go with Ms, as I haven't changed my maiden name. Also I don't like to be identified by my marital status!

Reaction Icon Like
likeupliftingsmarthelpfulfunny
Arrow Icon

I go my Mrs. because I'm married. Also, I'm not trying too hard to be seen as a "woke feminist".

Reaction Icon Like
likeupliftingsmartfunny
Arrow Icon

I go by Ms., but that is probably because I am not 100% committed, otherwise would go by Mrs.

Reaction Icon Like
likeupliftingsmartfunny
Arrow Icon

I just go by Dr... 🤷🏼‍♀️

Reaction Icon Like
likeupliftingsmartfunny
Arrow Icon

Privacy issue- marital status isn’t business related.

Reaction Icon Like
likesmartfunny
Arrow Icon

I didn't realize cheating on your husband was chill in 2018 🤔. my bad, carry on.

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpfulfunny
Arrow Icon

Mrs. seems possessive in my mind, the guy doesn't change his prefix, so why should I change mine so the world knows I'm married and off the market?

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

Too many women here are trying to hide something . It’s suspicious. I happily changed my name and use Mrs, I love my husband

Reaction Icon Like
likesmartfunny
Arrow Icon

Since when did "not wanting to announce to everyone I'm married" = "I'm open to cheating"??? M1 SMH.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

In many countries women do not change their last name after marriage nor do they go by the last name of another person. I feel like this should be the norm. Why guys can’t be called “Mr. Wife Last Name”? Genuinely curious.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

M1: doesn’t seem odd at all - her logic is sound. I I haven’t changed my name, and my marriage is strong. My husband sees me as an equal partner and doesn’t feel compelled to push a societal norm that frankly seems outdated.

Reaction Icon Like
likeuplifting
Arrow Icon

Lol BCG1.. Not all of us feel the need to announce to the world, and that is not the same as hiding.

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

In my experience, Mrs leads to more dudes trying to hit that than Ms.

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpfulfunny
Arrow Icon

Mrs. is a social title, not a professional title. I expect Mrs. for social correspondence/bookings and Ms. for professional ones.

Reaction Icon Like
likesmarthelpful
Arrow Icon

Same as EY1. I feel like Ms is a more neutral prefix. I don't care to share my marital status in all those forms, nor is it any of their business. I have been using Ms since long before I was married.

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

just a really, really odd argument for not wanting to go by mrs. unless you want dudes all up in there

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

For dudes, do you feel the need to enter a professional setting and announce your marital status? No? Then shut up. Ms is fine because marital status is irrelevant. Not trying to cheat. The point is that it shouldn’t be an issue at all

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

I go by Ms because I didn’t change my name when I got married so it would feel weird to be Mrs Maiden Name

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

How is it that well educated consultants don't understand the difference between need for privacy/not sharing irrelevant information with potential for bias/wanting to have an individual identity beyond that of being someone's wife versus shameful/suspicious hiding? Again, I don't require my husband to prove his love for me by changing his prefix or last name. Thankfully I am married to someone far smarter than some commenters here, and he doesn't require me to furnish such proof either.

Reaction Icon Like
likesmart
Arrow Icon

M1, it is 2018, if D4 wants a bunch of dudes up in there while married, that is her right.

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Best replacement for the Uber credit card? Got downgraded and looking for something similar to the old benefits.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What would happen if someone was interviewing for a role and accidentally passed gas, but otherwise crushed the interview? Has anyone experienced this before? No clue what I’d do as the interviewer

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

*weekly post complaining about hiring discrimination against males*

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta Platinum members, what bonus do you choose? Very likely gifting Silver Status to my spouse.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I got a new role in Ohio. My SO is freaking out about the bedbug crisis there. Any tips of how to protect against bedbugs?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.