Jennifer Aniston Is 'Pre-Engaged', Whatever That Means

jennifer aniston & justin therouxIf I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, I'm Team Aniston. So I feel like it's my duty to keep you up-to-date (read: let you know what I find out as soon as I hear about it which is usually a few hours after everyone else) on the goings-on in Jennifer Aniston's life. Word is that our girl Jen is now "pre-engaged" to her man Justin Theroux. And frankly, I'm not surprised.

While I support Jen and love her like a sister, I just don't get what the deal is with these cheesy, adolescent expressions of love. First the promise rings, now a pre-engagement? Has Jen been watching too many episodes of Arrested Development?

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Maybe her Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Bateman forced her to watch his critically acclaimed comedy series from a few years back, because that's the only reason I can come up with that Jen decided to get pre-engaged. Remember that episode when George Micheal and Anne get pre-pre-engaged? Yeah. What the heck is Jen doing this for, she's no Christian teenager!

Jen and Justin have taken their pre-engagement show on the road, first having dinner with Jen's dad then house hunting together.

I'm just wondering what the purpose is of a pre-engagement. It sounds a lot like a lease to me. Like, I'm going to commit to committing to you ... but I don't wanna sign the long-term contract yet. Let's just put some money down, test drive this puppy around, then if I want to stay committed, I can and I will. To me, a pre-engagement is a lease which is essentially just ... dating. So why the label?

Maybe it's because I have so little problem with dating for a long period of time that I guess a pre-engagement just sounds silly. You know, I'd like to have kids someday, so am I pre-pregnant? Also, I'd like to one day be completely fluent in Spanish, so am I pre-bilingual? And man, I can't wait for a double-cheeseburger meal on my road trip this weekend, so am I pre-McDonald's?

I think we're all eager to define our relationships and I'm no exception. While I'm happy being boyfriend and girlfriend, it doesn't mean everyone is. I don't understand pre-engagements, but that's just me.

What do you guys think?

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