At what point do you tell your parents you have a SO?
October 3, 2013 12:11 PM Subscribe
I've been dating my boyfriend for a little less than 5 months. We have radically different approaches to how much we tell our respective parents (for what it's work, we're both in our late twenties). I talk to my parents a few times a week and let them know a few weeks in that I was dating someone. He hasn't let them know he's dating someone yet. At what point do folks generally start telling parents they're seeing someone?
posted by anonymous to human relations (48 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I want to know what the norms are, and what makes you feel ready or hesitant to share your dating life with your parents. For what it's worth, neither of us have met the other's folks, and we're pretty committed and spend a lot of time (almost every evening) together, but are not talking about the future at this moment since we're both going through some major life changes. I feel a little insecure that he hasn't told them about me yet, but if not telling parents about a significant other is pretty normal this early on, I'll feel less awful about it. We both have solid relationships with our parents, though he doesn't talk to his folks nearly as often as I talk to mine.