My family plays a very large role in my life, not my decisions, but my life in general. Both men and women introduce their dating partners to parents when they are ready to gain their parent’s approval and want to signal to their partner that they are serious about the relationship.” So when you’re ready then do it and go in proudly and with a positive attitude and hope for the best! You can always Ask Single Dating Diva a confidential dating question on This not only includes my parents, but my brother and his family, my aunts and uncles, my cousins … Suzie is the founder of Single Dating Diva.com, an award winning blog about being single, dating and relationships.Last summer, one of my brothers brought a girl home after only a few months of dating. ” They hadn’t committed to each other yet and there they were, seven hours away from the city they lived in, spending a weekend at my family’s lake house.In case “six siblings” didn’t give you a clue about my family, we’re not exactly a low-key bunch.
But I’ve accepted that he and I have different perspectives about the significance of meeting the parents — and they’re making noise about coming to visit next month.“I do think there is a ‘too late,’” Chlipala says.Others may want to meet the parents to see how their significant other is around them — how they interact, whether they are respectful toward their parents, how they handle conflict or something unexpected, or even the kind of stories the parents share about him or her.Meeting the parents can provide a wealth of information about the person that you’re dating that may have taken you additional weeks or even months to learn.”That last one was definitely something my brother learned the hard way, as my siblings, parents, friends, and I regaled his new love with every embarrassing story we could think of.I have a BIG family and they are quite animated and I love them and they are oh so important to me. The blog showcases the many adventures we have and how challenging, but also exciting dating really is because single isn’t a bad word and dating really can be fun!!When someone doesn’t fit into your family dynamic at all, family gatherings become very awkward and you end up dreading them. With experience comes wisdom and she also shares some lessons learned along the way helping others through her consulting services.Any significant other who comes into our territory better be ready to get tested by all of us, in a range of ways.She did a pretty good job of handling the situation, but that doesn’t mean it was the right time for my brother to bring her home.I’ve never seen his face turn so red as it did as soon as one of us started another sentence with “Did we tell you…” or “Do you remember when…” I mean, there’s nothing funner than embarrassing a sibling, is there?On the flip side, I’ve been with my partner for four and a half years — and I still haven’t met any members of his family.It’s important to respect each other’s decisions when it comes to family. Think about it, you should be excited about introducing a partner to your family and friends, not hesitant. If you think that your family will disapprove, try and figure out what it is and if this person really is the best person for you.As I mentioned before, you really do need to listen to your gut instincts on this one. Even more pertinent is knowing deep down inside your gut that you really don’t want to be serious with that person, again, something you need to work through.