(Closed) When did your parents meet your SO's parents?

posted 5 years ago in Family
  • poll: Your parents met...
    Before we started dating (knew each other prior) : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Within the first 6 months of dating : (20 votes)
    18 %
    6 months - 1 year of dating : (12 votes)
    11 %
    > 1 year of dating : (16 votes)
    14 %
    once we got engaged : (29 votes)
    26 %
    not until the wedding : (32 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 2
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    So my previous boyfriend, the one right before my husband, was someone I dated in high school and a year or so afterward. Due to our age, our parents met quickly, but then their parents wanted to “stay connected” to my family, dinners, parties, etc. and my parents weren’t into that. After we broke up my Dad’s exact words were, “I don’t want to meet any parents of any boyfriends unless you intend to marry them, I’m not doing that again.” So they didn’t meet until we were quite serious, and we all happened to be at the same place at the same time so I think it would of stretched to our engagement honestly. My mom met his mom after about a year though. 

    Post # 3
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2017 - France

    Our parents won’t meet until the wedding next year, different countries and different languages. 

    Post # 4
    15287 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    After we got engaged.    His parents and my parents live a 4 hour plane ride apart so it didnt make sense.  Not that it mattered anyways since they still proably woudln’t have met if they were in the same city.   My parents never met the parents of anyone I dated, not even my BF of almost 7 years who lived just 30 minutes away.

    Post # 5
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    sunnierdaysahead2:  My fiance and I have been together since high school. We went to prom together but our parents didn’t officially meet until our engagement party. Actually, my parents only met his mom- not his dad, because 4 days before our engagement party, his dad suffered a heart attack (he’s ok now) and he couldn’t make it. So, our parents won’t actually get to formally meet until our wedding lol! 

    Post # 6
    6863 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    We were dating 8+ years.  Our parents met via Facetime a week before the wedding, I think.  My husband did not look forward to that and my mom had some weird crazy laughter moment during the talk that made them think she might be a teeny bit nuts.  They met for real a couple of days before and got along very well..  They live on opposite coasts, so anything otherwise would have been illogical. The in-laws want to invite my folks out for a visit sometime now.

    Post # 7
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    they haven’t even met yet tbh! his parents live in a different country, and mine are interstate. they will all meet next week at our engagement party though! and then not till the wedding after that..

    ftr we’ve been together for five years. 

    Post # 8
    9 posts

    They aren’t meeting until the wedding, maybe the day before for dinner. It will probably be super awkward. I’m glad to keep them apart for as long as possible. Also, his parents and mine live over 2,000 miles apart, which makes it pretty easy to keep them far apart from each other. 

    Post # 9
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Our parents live like five blocks apart haha. I think they met right at the 1 year mark, his parents invited us over for dinner. FBIL’s Future In-Laws (lol) were also there.

    Post # 10
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My fiance’s parents and mine met at our undergraduate graduation ceremony – 4.5 years after we had started dating and 10 months before we were engaged. His parents are from Alabama and mine are from Texas which is where he and I both live and there just hadn’t been a cause to meet prior to then.

    Post # 11
    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Our parents met relatively early on in our relationship. We started dating at high school, so we often had our parents dropping us off at each other’s houses – neither set of parents wanted to seem rude, so always walked their child to the door and introduced themselves lol. My dad and step mother actually live in the same street as my future ILs now – they don’t socialise without my Fiance or I around, but my Future Mother-In-Law knows there is someone nearby just in case (my Future Father-In-Law sadly passed away last year, so she’s alone now).

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    mrscross1020:  I know what you mean about this lol. My dad and step mother have invited my future ILs and my sister’s boyfriend’s parents to my dad’s 50th and my step mother’s recent 40th birthday parties. I know that my Future Mother-In-Law finds it a little awkward, particularly as her husband is no longer around, but she does appreciate that their hearts are in the right place. I don’t think my parents would make it a regular thing, just for more “special” occasions.

    Post # 12
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I invited my husbands parents to my 18th birthday. We’d been dating 4 months at that stage. 

    Post # 13
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Our parents met 2 months into us dating but just because of logistics, not because we planned it. It actually kinda freaked me out when I realized they would be meeting.

    I was staying with DH at his parent’s for a few days before Christmas, before leaving on a cruise with my family. The cruise was leaving from a port near his hometown, so my parents picked me up on the way to the cruise. So it was brief, but my Mother-In-Law still insisted on giving my parents a tour of their house. It was awkward as heck! lol. The next time they saw eachother I think was after we got engaged (2 years later).

    Post # 14
    3534 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    The weekend of the wedding. However, his mom had been in contact with my dad and step mom awhile before that. 

    Post # 15
    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My parents met his mom after 8 months on Christmas Eve. My mom invited his mom to her house for the holidays so everyone could be together. 

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