Yes, so you have a relationship and you want it to go a step further but how do you know it is time to introduce your partner to your parents
Below are some ways to know.
1. You have a committed stable relationship
No second-guessing here. You and your sweetheart are in a committed, exclusive, monogamous relationship. He keeps a toothbrush at your place and keeps an extra set of work clothes too. You trust one another and feel deeply secure with each other on every level. You are, unquestionably, a couple.
2. You’ve met each other’s friends
This one is more important than you think. Meeting your partner’s best friends is usually the first step in solidifying your seriousness about your relationship. That is a pretty good indication that it is time for him to meet your Mom and Dad.
3. You’ve met the brother/cousin/aunt
Whether you ran into your aunt at the Atm stand or he spoke to them on phone, if they’ve survived and thrived with the familial encounter, it’s time to upgrade your status. Besides, families love to talk and if your mother has heard that she’s the only one who hasn’t met your special someone, she would probably not like it much.
4. You are happy when you are with him
Usually when we’re proud of something or someone, we tend to want to share the experience with our family, or at least show it off a little. Our relationships are no different. If you really really like your relationship, and you’re proud of the bond you share with your sweetie, then you’ll want your parents to see for themselves why you love your partner so much.
5. You see a future together
When you’re replacing “I” with “we” and “me” with “us,” then you know you’re in a special place with your significant other. At this point it’s not a matter of if he will meet your parents but when. So before you go ahead to make plans together, you should consider introducing them to your parents.
6. You’re not scared of the introduction
This goes for both you and your partner. If neither of you is sweating profusely over the idea of breaking bread with your folks, then it’s time for you all to slow down a bit. Feeling more excited than scared about the idea is a clear indication that it’s time to make it happen.
7. You’re sure everyone is ready for the big day
Although it’s somewhat tricky to assume your parents are going to be totally happy and not at all nervous or overly protective of you upon meeting your boyfriend for the first time, you should have a pretty good feeling about where they should stand.
Talk with your parents first about the idea of meeting your main partner and try to gauge how they feel about it based on their reaction. If you get the feeling they’re open and comfortable with it, then go ahead and mark your calendars.
Take this step when you both feel comfortable and ready. When you’re relaxed about it, chances are your parents will be too. And above all, remember: your parents just want you to be happy.