We were raised to believe that meeting your partner’s parents was a kind of validation or commitment. But things aren’t the same anymore.
Author of Mom, dad, meet my mate Carrie Fisher says that utimately meeting your partner’s parents is more of a good thing. You should be more worried if he doesn’t touch the ‘meet the parents’ topic. However, Fisher says you must treat this with caution to avoid disappointments.
Here are some potential reasons for your introduction.
Needs approval from the mom
If he’s a mama’s boy, trust that he’s not going to date any girl he comes across. He needs his mom to approve whether you’re perfect for him or do you match his “standards”. So don’t get chuffed when you get that invite, you might just not make the cut.
It’s a thing he does
Family dynamics differ hence in some families you can bring as many partners as you want whilst in some you’re only allowed to bring the one you’re planning to marry. Be clear of what kind of guy is he before planning the wedding in your head.
He wants to show commitment
This will be determined by how he introduces you. Does he introduce you by your first name or does he actually say that you’re his girlfriend. “Girlfriend” status will obviously say “I’m committed to this woman”. Bear in mind that commitment doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready to make you his wife in two weeks. Take your time and enjoy the stages that will unfold in your relationship.
He’s hinting marriage
This isn’t just about the first meeting, but what he does after that. Does he invite you to family gatherings and let you meet the rest of the family including his grandparents? If he does then great! He probably wants to see how you’ll gel in with the rest of the family should he decide on putting it a ring on it.