(Closed) how long were you with FI until you met the parents?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 77
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

4 months. Now we have been together 7 years.

Post # 78
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aw, bet you are looking forward to meeting them.  It’s different when you don’t live close. And talk/have them on Facebook.

My parents followed me here and DH met them a week after I met him!  My parents do birthday diner out and for some reason I asked if I could bring someone (we weren’t even officially dating lol) and I’d never invited anyone I wasn’t seriously dating before.  They didn’t care, he wanted to, so they met.

His “parents” (dad and step mom who’s been around for a long time but not growing up) live 70 miles away so it was a couple months. He was going to visit them and said he’d really like me to come and meet them.

His mother lives in another state far away and I didn’t meet her and her partner until the night before the wedding.  We’d been together two years, she’s not on Facebook and I loathe talking on the phone lol.  We’d never had any contact except through DH.. the “she says hi” variety lol.

I’m glad you finally get to meet them!

Post # 79
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I met his parents, 2 sets of aunts/uncles, and 2 cousins about 4 1/2 years after we started seeing each other.  He is from England, so it makes sense that his family would be from there as well!  LOL  

We planned a huge get-together in Vegas back in February of 2011.  All immediate fam came except his brother, who was (and still IS) going through Immigration Hell in South Africa. (he married a SA girl, and they decided to move there once they started a family, as she wanted to be close to hers)  More than likely, the first time I meet the brother will be at our wedding (or shortly before)!

Huh.  That was a wee bit more info than you asked for!  hehe


Post # 80
1396 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had been together for a year and a half and been engaged for about 6 months before he met my mom. We live in Central America and she’s in the Northeastern part of the U.S.

We’d been together about two months when I met his mom… a few months later I met his dad.

Post # 81
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

He met my parents two days after we first met in person (we met online playing WoW), and I met his parents a month or two later (we were in CA, they are in NJ).

Post # 82
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A few weeks and I met his parents. A few months and I met his extended family.

BUT his family gathers often, and we were only 18 when we started dating. Parents tend to be around more if you still live with them. 

It’s good that you talk to them on Facebook. I think Facebook is handy for this situation, and I bet they’re looking forward to seeing you in person.

Post # 83
2851 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I met them before we got together. We went to the same high school and were both in marching band, so his parents knew who I was and my mom knew him. I officially met them two days before he asked me to be his girlfriend. We were hanging out and went to his house after school and I ended up staying there for several hours and having dinner at his place. That was also the night I figured out I like him as more than a friend (he already knew he liked me…I was slow on the uptake). So I had met his parents when we were “just friends.” The weird part is they seemed uncomfortable with me being at his house unsupervised as a friend (we got to his house before his parents got home), but once we were officially dating, they were totally cool with it lol.

Our parents still live in the same town, so I’m basically a part of their family at this point. It’s nice.

Post # 84
56 posts
Worker bee

I met them after 4 months that we started dating 🙂

Post # 85
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

A few months… they live out of town so they came to stay for a night and I got to meet them then.

Post # 86
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

A little over 2 months.

Post # 87
259 posts
Helper bee

On our 4th date he met mine. I met his on I think the 8th or 9th.

Post # 88
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

I met my mother-in-law and her boyfriend four days after Hubby and I met and the same night he proposed to me. A week later my Papa passed away so Hubby met my parents a few days after that when we were in town for my friends wedding. We told them seperately of our engagement and asked for their blessing. First we went to my father and told him, his girlfriend, and my grandparents. After that we went to my Mom and Dad’s place and broke the news first to them (I told Hubby that I wanted a 2/3 majority approval from my parents), then to my siblings and Papa’s widow who were all there visiting. With the exception of my father and his girlfriend, everyone thought it was great news.

Post # 89
2392 posts
Buzzing bee

I met his family within a month or so after we started dating, because we’re all in the same town.

My family lives a few hours away, so it was about 10 months before he met them.

Post # 90
9635 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

he met my mom right away because i was living with my mother.

about 4-6 months into our relationship, i invited his mother over for lunch to meet her.

i had already met his aunt and other relatives that he is closer with before that.


Post # 91
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Mrs_Grenier:  we started dating in highschool and our parents knew each other, they were friend when they were younger 😛 so… yeah, I pretty much knew then from week 1.

The rest of his family I meat gradually, his grandparents and uncles, he has a small family, but it took like 1 or 2 years to meet them all. I think it’s strange that after 5 years relationship you don’t know his family. :S

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