And even if you live alone, you may decide it’s time to introduce your significant other to mom and dad.
Before you have your parents meet your new boyfriend or girlfriend, mention a few key things about them.
It’s brand new, which means nothing is set in stone yet.
If you want to make it to the next thirty days, there are some things you’ll need to be prepared for.
And in that excitement, it’s easy to jump ahead and make some big dating mistakes.
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Don’t buy a dog together, an antique table together, or a couples’ membership to the zoo. Unless you’re just splitting the cost of dinner, keep purchases separate. Your date wants to get to know YOU, not that jerk who dumped you. Your first month of dating might turn into your last. It’s okay to have separate lives, especially this early on.
Draw some careful boundaries for your burgeoning relationship. Related: Don’t ask him to reschedule his life for you. Don’t expect him to cancel poker night for your friend’s wine and cheese night. Let her brag to all of her coworkers about you for months before you make an appearance.
If your date becomes your boyfriend then there will be plenty of opportunities for both of you to let your hair down.
But a guy will most likely be a little scared if you knock back a few shots before dinner.