However, keep reading, as we provide some useful advice to help you know when the time is right for you and your date. What if your mates tell embarrassing stories and your date has a change of heart? However, if you’re still not sure they will get along, it might not be the right time for introductions quite yet…
Are you ready to introduce your friends to your date? Take some time to get to know each other better and then introduce them when your relationship is much stronger.
For example, in the first few moments of your introduction, if your future in-laws laugh and think you have a good sense of humor, they may very well think you have good sense of humor for years and years to come, interpreting even somewhat lackluster remarks as more evidence that you are indeed witty, funny, or clever.
This is all happening, by the way, regardless of whether you really do have a good sense of humor (or not).
Substitute the belief that you have a good sense of humor with the idea that you are forgetful, snobby, overly-sensitive, or judgmental and you can see the problem of a sticky first impression. Make sure your significant other has primed his or her parents with hints of your many admirable traits.
This will help lay the groundwork for a positive impression.
With family-oriented holidays just around the corner (and your grandparents asking you about who you’re dating), it’s a stressful time for collegiettes in serious relationships, especially those asking: “Is it time for my boyfriend to meet my parents yet?
” Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to tell you what exact time you should bring him home.I have my outgoing moments, so I can generally win people over.Even so I will stress and put off the meeting for as long as possible.However, you’ll have to use your own judgment to determine when the two of you are comfortable and ready.Battista warns that bringing a boyfriend home too early in the relationship can scare him off, so be reasonable with your timing.However, there are some questions you can ask yourself to figure out whether a meeting with the parents is timely for your specific relationship.