Discussion of the Day: Meet the Parents
When do you start sharing your partner?
You’ve been dating, getting to know each other and things are going well. You cook for each other, go to the movies, take in a concert, but it’s always just the two of you. Now that you’ve gotten into a groove (you feel totally comfortable with each other, you know some of his quirks and he knows some of yours) you are starting to feel that you want to “share the love.”
How long after you start dating someone do you feel ready to show your partner off…and see what the friends and family think about them?
It’s smart to make it a casual meeting, you don’t need to add the pressure of a family reunion or wedding for your first meeting.
Is it realistic to date and wait a long time before you introduce someone you care about to the people who care about you most? Would you wait until you two were, exclusive or engaged?
Have you ever dated someone and knew he would never make it to that step?
When do you start bringing your mystery man around your friends and family?