On the subject of quadrants.
I really only see the two humans capable of having and using the concept of quadrants to be Dirk and Roxy. Sure, they may not have been raised to have matesprits or moirails, but they weren’t raised to have boyfriends or girlfriends, either. So, personally, I would think that they are more educated in troll relationships, due to the reign of Her Imperious Condescension.
So, the way I roleplay Dirk is simple. When posed with the idea of being “boyfriends”, he will simply get confused a moment and correct the asker by saying “matesprits”.
I’m not trying to call out people who use quadrants, I’m just saying my personal thoughts on the matter. u c u