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Old 03-29-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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At what point do you introduce your boyfriend/girlfriend to friends and family?

After a couple of dates, months of dating, or only if you get serious about marriage?
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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I've had guys who have wanted to introduce me day(s), weeks in.
I don't think anyone has a set time frame.
When that moment comes it just happens.

Probably happens faster with the people who are close (communicative) with their family.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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1st date.....if you want to get RID of them lol!

In all seriousness, do it when it feels right to you. I personally never wanted to introduce anyone to my friends and especially family if I knew it wasn't going to last or if it was just a long fling. I've only introduced potential marriage material to family.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Only if you think that there is something more there than just dating...like mtg04 said, "marriage material".
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I intro them to friends right away but I wait until I feel there is something strong between us before I involve family.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Don't bring a girl home to meet your mother until you've got good reason to believe she'll be around for a while. If your mom starts to like/love her, you might feel pressured to keep her around (the girl that is) after she's outlived her usefulness.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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I meet the parents or she meets mine if my parents are at the same city/country where I am whenever. I don’t see anything grandiose about it. I have gone out with some who still live with their parents and I get to chill with the father a little before we take off for our activity, or a small chat in the kitchen with the mother if she’s there, etc. I am just a friend, she’s just a friend. If things take a step further then they’ll know, no big deal. Is it an American thing to not meet the parents unless there was an engagement ring on her finger?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I'm going on vacation in the Chicago area. I asked a woman in Wisconsin to go with me. The only suggestion she made about the whole trip is that I stop in and visit with some of her family afterwards. I can see it as a sort of "security measure". Making sure she returns home safely. I'm surprised she doesn't want to check in with them before hand also, so they know who I am and what I look like, but there's always Facebook for that.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Don't introduce your "f" buddies. That's the only rule.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Upper St. Clair
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If spending a holiday without them would be out of the question for you, then introduce so that when you do spend the holidays together, its not uncomfortable for everyone...
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