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Dating: Ready to meet family?

A lot of new couples find out just how serious things are this time of year. When it is time to decide where you two will spend the holidays – together or apart, things get pretty clear.

Some people place a lot of meaning in meeting family members. If you are not invited to Thanksgiving dinner, should you be worried?

It depends, really! I believe that when the time is right, you will meet the family of the person you are seeing. It should not happen before you both feel ready to meet family.

I think that the important thing to remember is when and if you meet someone’s family, you have to be your authentic self. Don’t pretend to be someone you aren’t to impress them. Family members can spot a fake person from a mile away. Well, my family members can!

What do you think is important to know when you are ready to meet the family?

Have you ever dated someone who did not introduce you to their family? I know someone who dated a young woman for years and never met her family. She was basically delaying the inevitable “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” scene with her African American boyfriend and her Korean parents.

Would you allow the person you are dating to keep you from their family?

How do you know when and if you are ready to meet the family?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

167 comments Add your comment

Robert

November 16th, 2011
3:30 pm

@Sniffer – Guns are for suckers and cowards and if he had a gun he would be to scared to use it. The worst thing you can do is tell a grown man “I never want to see you again” and mean it. Duck tapeing a man to a tree and leaving him in the woods for a few days will bring him closer to his maker.

Leggs

November 16th, 2011
3:33 pm

If he’s duck taped, all the quacking would make him stir crazy :lol: :lol: :lol:

disco

November 16th, 2011
3:34 pm

Celisea – too funny re the little fake cough. Kids are the ultimate blockers. Once when mine was in high school a friend dropped by while he was driving through my city on his way to his own. my son had just packed up his textbooks, notebooks and assorted stuff and gone upstairs. No sooner than the doorbell rang and he heard a man’s voice my son and all of his stuff came right back downstairs and he parked at the dining room table until old boy left. I called him out on his blocking and he said “that’s right. I’m the man of this house.” I had to chuckle as he walked back upstairs.

Sniffer!

November 16th, 2011
3:36 pm

nothing popped off….

not even a fanga dip?

lol

but bootey under tight conditions(hush shhhh,kid is sleeping,hsshh don’t touch there ohhhh) is oh,so so sweet!

Celisea

November 16th, 2011
3:42 pm

disco – This was a steady and I’d been in a relationship about 5 years and he asked “can we take it to the back” and I said, nope kid sleep….as soon as I said it she coughed…. And to think he was in that “sexy tone” all sultry and not loud at all. She was a nosey little something too. I can say though, like I said she was always SOUND asleep before he came but I remember in this case I took a shower right after her, while she was getting ready for be and she asked “where you going”…said nowhere but was busy getting in relaxing clothes and smelling good…lol I think because of that she didn’t fall right asleep.

Mmeello – You made me laugh. You are retarded. Let’s say smootching. You’re right. Getting at it in a tight fix gets the adrenaling pumping.

disco

November 16th, 2011
3:44 pm

and still in the repeat telling “she coughed” is still so funny to me. I wonder what is going through the head of a small child when they are blocking like that. I’m sure on a level they know they are interrupting something even if they aren’t sure what that something is.

Sniffer!

November 16th, 2011
3:46 pm

daamn dude missed it by few inches….

took a shower…..relaxing nitie and smelling good…

oh man,I’m feeling his pain Big time!

:lol: :lol:

Leggs

November 16th, 2011
3:47 pm

“but bootey under tight conditions(hush shhhh,kid is sleeping,hsshh don’t touch there ohhhh) is oh,so so sweet!”

@Sniffer ~ immediately made me think of a very, very old song named “Ready Made Family.” There was a verse in there that said “you only come late at night, after the kids are asleep…” I had to be about 14 or so when that song came out, but loved it immediately. Definitely a song played up North because know one ever knew what I was talking about. Hey, thought. We have youtube now. Let me see if I can dig up something.

Sniffer!

November 16th, 2011
3:52 pm

@Leggs!

so Leggs ur kid is about 17 and u saying u ain’t got none in about 16 years????!

I ain’t feeling that Big Time!!!

:lol: :lol:

just wink at me and I will know what you mean and feel better bout it! :lol:

Celisea

November 16th, 2011
3:55 pm

disco – Yeah, she’s a nosey little something now. I get questioned from here to heaven when she THINKS something is up. I always feel like I’m breaking news to her if I’m going out. She wants to know who what when where how and why. Of course I remind her to remember I need the same from her once she’s REALLY into dating and still living under my roof….lol

Meelloo – I said NOTHING about a nightie. I had on a nice pair of black active wear pants and a black t

Celisea

November 16th, 2011
4:04 pm

Mmeello – You need to refrain and cleanse from sex for a while (if Queen can stand it) and clear your mind and head.

Sniffer!

November 16th, 2011
4:04 pm

Celisea? 3:55

Ugh hu….

Celisea

November 16th, 2011
4:07 pm

Yep…it’s the truth. You make me think you honestly believe folks can’t be civil and entertain without getting all loosey goosey and practice no self control…lol I think sometimes you like living up to the blog rep you’ve made for yourself.

kimmie

November 16th, 2011
4:08 pm

This computer does not like me to go to the Target website!

Leggs

November 16th, 2011
4:08 pm

@Sniffer ~ not once did I say that! It doesn’t matter to me what you’re feeling!

I remember that purple label. I found the song!

Sniffer!

November 16th, 2011
4:15 pm

civil and entertain?

not unless the pipeline of it is that regular?

‘can we take it to the back’ confirms like I knew,most men think that way eve time they pay a special nocturnal visit …..late!

@Leggs…u made me feel better!

(don’t ask don’t tell,I know) :lol:

Leggs

November 16th, 2011
4:44 pm

WOW, I still remember just about all the words. I was so young, but definitely understood.