At that point, you've gotten past the honeymoon phase.
Depending on how we were raised, and who we've dated, meeting the parents or the family can vary greatly.
It's not like cooking pasta—I can't toss this noodle against the wall to see if it sticks or not.
It's hard to know when is the right time to introduce a new boyfriend to your friends and family.
How soon into a relationship should one put on his Sunday best, saddle up and head out to meet the parents?
The question has come up for me recently, since embarking on something new.
We both have big, close families, so bringing someone new into the fold can be daunting—I'd love for her to meet my pride, but I don't want her to feel like she's walking into a den of lions. I should say this up front: My family is pretty chill.
We're not formal people and I'd like to think that meeting my folks (both sets) is really no big deal.
The holiday season is full of family gatherings, so while it's a natural time to introduce your new love, it's also full of potential stressors and, therefore, one of the hardest times for him to be able to feel comfortable around the important people in your life.
Our relationship experts share their thoughts on how to know when it's time to merge your love life with your family life.
Dating and relationship expert Barbie Adler, founder of Selective Search, shares her top five tips: 1.
Wait to make family introductions until you've been together for at least three to six months.