To parents about dating

By the time the actual meeting rolls around, you’ll be wondering why you were even worried in the first place!

''C OME for dinner,'' she told him on the third date. ''I can't imagine what got into them.'' Other single mothers and fathers can well imagine.

” Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to tell you what exact time you should bring him home.If you’re unsure whether it’s too soon for an introduction, gauge the situation by using their reactions.Battista agrees that if either your boyfriend or your parents have expressed interest in meeting the other, then it’s probably time to arrange a meeting.Because of the added pressure, Battista says, “you're probably going to want to be pretty comfortable with him.” If you aren’t quite at that stage in your relationship but still want your boyfriend to meet your parents, Battista suggests bringing him home during a lower-pressure time, such as spring break or a long weekend.While you may feel completely responsible for making the call on when your guy should meet your parents, remember that your parents and your guy are probably contemplating it, too.