Parents of dating slowing down dating process
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.By the time the actual meeting rolls around, you’ll be wondering why you were even worried in the first place!Finding someone you love who loves you in return can be difficult.While Asiana said it was a little weird to meet her boyfriend’s parents in an informal way (it was an unplanned encounter while she was at his house), she warns collegiettes about pushing for a premature introduction.“I feel you should never force meeting the parents because that just make the whole ordeal more difficult and probably [increase] the pressure put on your [significant other],” she says.It may seem intimidating at first, but you’ll be so relieved when first impressions are out of the way.
“I waited a month to meet my boyfriend's parents, but with good reason,” says J’na Jefferson, a senior at Rider University.
“A month after we started dating was his birthday, so since we were finished with school, I spent his birthday weekend with him and his family. ” Bringing a guy home shows that you take a genuine interest in him and plan to have a lasting relationship.
Because this is such a meaningful gesture, you want to make sure you and your guy are on the same page.
One challenge of having a serious relationship in college is that you visit home less frequently—usually only during major holidays if you attend a school far away.
This means that if you do decide to bring your boyfriend home, the first meeting will be during a significant event (possibly with a larger gathering of family members).