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2013-08-04 02:22:51 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I met Mrs. Smurf's parents about 12 hours before the wedding.  24 hours later they drove 500+ miles away back home and I haven't seen them since.  That's been nearly 2 1/2 years ago.


You are winning at life
 
2013-08-04 02:23:32 AM
When she follows you back to your country with no money, job, or place to live.

"Uh...mom, dad, I'd like you to meet somebody. She's...probably gonna need to crash on our couch for a while. And, um...her English is kinda thin, so you might need to communicate with hand gestures."

/married that girl. My parents ended up adoring her, but it was not the smoothest start.
 
2013-08-04 02:24:55 AM
www.questionablecontent.net


Not to be forgotten when the time comes...
 
2013-08-04 02:28:34 AM
There was a girl years ago.After a couple of nights of 'giggity' .I was making breakfast.She called up her Pops...He was a good friend of mine.25 years older. She sez "hey Poppa,I met someone". She freakin' hands me the phone.He was cool with it,but baby...let me cook the breakfast first..a bloody mary and a warning.
 
2013-08-04 02:30:54 AM
At her father's funeral is always nice.
 
2013-08-04 02:33:12 AM
Sometime before introducing the idea of anal sex/3some with her best friend.
 
2013-08-04 02:36:06 AM

W.C.fields forever: There was a girl years ago.After a couple of nights of 'giggity' .I was making breakfast.She called up her Pops...He was a good friend of mine.25 years older. She sez "hey Poppa,I met someone". She freakin' hands me the phone.He was cool with it,but baby...let me cook the breakfast first..a bloody mary and a warning.


Being at that age when I'm still a lecherous fool and yet have a wide enough social circle of fetfreaks and club friends it was bound to happen... and it did.

I was sitting on the back patio of the club I go to quite often, enjoying the company of this lovely and quite curvy little treat when one of my friends I had not seen in a while came over, bought me a shot, waited for me to finish it, and says "I see you have met my daughter. Her mom is out of town for the summer so she is staying with us, do me a favor and don't take pictures that might get back to her mom"

He was surprisingly cool with it (he knows I am "safe") but man.. that was awkward as HELL for a few minutes.

I had no idea he had a daughter that was over 21!

/Kept a respectful distance, and a protective eye on her, for the rest of the summer.
 
2013-08-04 02:37:12 AM
Before you meet each other?

Both my wife and I knew our respective in-laws before we met each other. Very weird scenario, but nice to have that off the checklist early...
 
2013-08-04 02:44:31 AM
Shadow Blasko:


 "I see you have met my daughter. Her mom is out of town for the summer so she is staying with us, do me a favor and don't take pictures that might get back to her mom"

Heh..I read that in a German accent.
 
2013-08-04 02:46:47 AM

italie: Before you meet each other?

Both my wife and I knew our respective in-laws before we met each other. Very weird scenario, but nice to have that off the checklist early...


I had kinda the opposite happen. A college girlfriend I was getting serious about dumped me, but her parents and I remained friends for years after.
 
2013-08-04 02:50:07 AM
When my now-father in law dropped her off at my dorm room to spend the night.

/though we weren't dating at that point so does it count?
 
2013-08-04 02:52:36 AM

The Southern Dandy: As soon as possible.  Parents are an excellent indicator of you SO's future self.  If their parents are train wrecks, it's asses & elbows time.


Well, crap.
 
2013-08-04 02:54:16 AM
When I'm dead.
 
2013-08-04 02:56:02 AM
Didn't meet my wife's parents until years after we were married.
 
2013-08-04 02:56:16 AM
All my in-laws live on the other side of the world. I don't speak Korean and they don't speak English. We get along ju-u-u-st fine.
 
2013-08-04 02:56:35 AM
The Funerals, and never in-between. I can't stand the thought of subjugating someone to my family and I'd expect them to reciprocate in kind.
 
2013-08-04 02:58:38 AM
People seem to really frown on it if you're dating her mother first.
 
2013-08-04 03:02:54 AM
About 5  minutes before I hit her mother.  Duh.
 
2013-08-04 03:05:59 AM
Relationship?  What is this, the 8th farking grade?

I'm embarrassed for you.
 
2013-08-04 03:07:23 AM
For the guy, You meet her parents when she wants to get serious. For the girl, you meet his parents when he needs to borrow something.
 
2013-08-04 03:07:36 AM

rev. dave: Advice to guys in their 20's. At least see a current picture of her mother, she will look like that in a few years, you have been warned.


Look at dear old dad and ask if you want to play that game.
 
2013-08-04 03:13:25 AM

Mikeyworld: For the guy, You meet her parents when she wants to get serious. For the girl, you meet his parents when he needs to borrow something.


This sounds about right.
 
2013-08-04 03:14:30 AM

The Southern Dandy: Parents are an excellent indicator of you SO's future self. If their parents are train wrecks, it's asses & elbows time.


So then I should make damn sure that no woman I ever date gets to meet my f*cked in the head parents or grandparents.
 
2013-08-04 03:17:41 AM
Oh hell yeah!
 
2013-08-04 03:20:26 AM
Good luck with that.  My parents have been dead for 10 years
 
2013-08-04 03:27:43 AM
I met my ex-girlfriends parents about six to eight weeks after I met her.  We met on November 5, 2005.  Met her stepfather (her father died years ago) on Christmas Day, as they were inviting me over to their house for brunch and gifts, etc.  I didn't like to celebrate holidays (still don't, really), so I didn't go the first year.  Within the first few months, I met her family.

We broke up on February 5th, 2013.  She moved out in May.  The gild is off the lily of the single life now, but there's no fixing things at this point.


\best of luck to you.
\\for real.
 
2013-08-04 03:35:42 AM
Seriously, if I could get along with the daughters half as well as I usually get along with the parents (especially the moms), then I'd have the world by the shorthairs.
Moms LOVE me.      wtf??
 
2013-08-04 03:36:37 AM
After anal, or about 3 days.
 
2013-08-04 03:38:08 AM

imapirate: I met my in-laws at dinner a couple weeks after I met my wife. Not long after, I went over to pick her up and her dad was sitting at the dining room table, cleaning one of his many guns. It freaked me out pretty bad once he said "have a seat, son."

Funny thing is, years later, he didn't even realize he was intimidating me. He was just cleaning his gun and asked me to sit down.


Dittybopper is your FIL?
 
2013-08-04 03:38:48 AM
It's risky, several times in my life girls introduced me to their parents, and the parents loved me. This, of course, killed the romance, few women want to date a guy who doesn't piss off daddy a little bit.
 
2013-08-04 03:39:26 AM
You're all wrong. Everyone meets everyone else at the family reunion.

/it's sometime between the tractor pull and the hay ride that you find the right one
 
2013-08-04 03:52:15 AM

Quackadam: Every time I met the parents, if her Mother liked me, it was the death nail of the relationship. So now I try not to.


Knell. It's called a death knell. It literally means ringing churchbells to announce a death.

foodcourtlunch.com

That would be a death nail.
 
2013-08-04 03:58:22 AM
My wife's mom is dead, so that ain't gonna happen. My wife doesn't talk to her dad, so that's not gonna happen, either.  My wife has talked to my folks on the phone, and that's as close as she ever wants to get to them.  Mostly because they're weird variants of me, which creeps her out ;)
 
2013-08-04 04:34:02 AM
I met my wife's parents when we came to Germany after the wedding. I didn't speak German, and they didn't speak English. My parents were already dead by the time my wife and I met. Bullet dodged.
 
2013-08-04 05:04:39 AM
I met my wife, her siblings and their mom the first time I was in their country for work (about a year after I first ran into her online).  She met my folks five years later on arrival in the US after her visa came through, but had met my daughter and one of my cousins a few months before that in her homeland.
 
2013-08-04 05:07:34 AM
I met Beatlefreak's folks about a month after we first hooked up.

It helps that I'm good with parents. Despite being 11 years older, her mom was cool with me.
 
2013-08-04 05:32:55 AM
So CSB time. I met my wife while working abroad. We did the long distance thing and I moved to her hometown for a few months after my first assignment in the country was over. I'd met her family quite a bit, dinner etc etc. My sister came over to visit for a couple of weeks and we did a trip together as well. 

Fast forward to the wedding plans. My mom and sis are flying over. My fiancee/wife heads to her hometown early to prep. I pick up my family, show them around and finish parts of the wedding plan. We're only in her town a bit before the wedding. Can't see the bride before the wedding.. tons of stuff to do. Her family is busy with prep. My job involves feeding two veggies in a meat loving country, finishing last minute plans and There's an accident and the car with my wife arrives about 2 hours late. 

The first time my wife and my mother actually physically met was as she was walking down the aisle in her gown. She paused and they had a brief moment there where they said hello. 

After the wedding we did a family hike / camping before going on the actual just us honeymoon.
 
2013-08-04 05:41:41 AM
Don't understand the question. The mom I usually know of course, rather intimately, before having upgraded to the younger, sleeker model...
 
2013-08-04 05:57:16 AM
Whenever my parents sobered up.
 
2013-08-04 07:36:02 AM
I met my mother-in-law five years after we were married.

/true story
 
2013-08-04 07:39:35 AM
After the first time we dry-humped, we thought it was maybe about time.
 
2013-08-04 07:49:55 AM
Well, the real answer is:  when your relationship is ready for it in your own estimation.  By the time you meet them, you should already know a bit about them.  Don't jump into this in a fledgling or distressed relationship or that will be the topic of conversation.  Don't over-shadow someone else's big day either (birthday, wedding, etc.) by making it about meeting you.

I don't know how I stumbled into it, but I've had good luck with arriving early for a family event hosted at the parents' house and offering to assist in the preparations.  I guess the key is that the only people who want you to seem cool are your significant other and any young kids, everyone else wants to make sure that their family member isn't heading for disaster.  It's entirely reasonable that you'll be asked about your past work and career aspirations, so don't blow this off as "not their business."  An answer like "oh, I get by" will only make them nervous about your ability to provide for more than just yourself.
 
2013-08-04 07:51:15 AM
I think it's best before the first fark, that way you go in eyes open to the possibilities if the condom breaks.  Unless you're my age then, who cares.
 
2013-08-04 07:54:35 AM
In October I'm getting married to my kindergarten teachers daughter.  I'm seven and a half years older than my fiance.  So - yes, I knew my future mother-in-law before my fiance was born.  Oh, and her dad took my group of RA's to camp when I was in the third grade or so.

/Pecos is a small town.
//our parents all knew each other before either of us were born
///neither of us had lived there in years when we (re)connected on Facebook
 
2013-08-04 08:00:36 AM

pecosdave: In October I'm getting married to my kindergarten teachers daughter.  I'm seven and a half years older than my fiance.  So - yes, I knew my future mother-in-law before my fiance was born.  Oh, and her dad took my group of RA's to camp when I was in the third grade or so.

/Pecos is a small town.
//our parents all knew each other before either of us were born
///neither of us had lived there in years when we (re)connected on Facebook


Oh, she didn't actually "meet" my parents until a few months ago, we were already engaged.  They had met in passing, being a small town and all, when she was a kid, but she didn't really remember them, just other strangers her parents knew in the grocery store.  My parents left in 99 so I had an unfair upper hand.

Her parents liked me way back, well before I graduated.  It was unfair, she was nervous and I was in good before we started dating.  Dating was not my intent when we first started talking BTW.  I was nervous about it when it started going that direction because I was friends with the family and I didn't want to upset that.
 
2013-08-04 08:47:25 AM

I May Be Crazy But...: A few minutes before her father tells her you're not good enough for her.


Had a huge interest with one who had a combination of daddy-issues and a pseudo-SBC father whom I guess thought he was some earthly proxy between dah' Lawd' who decided whom she should be courting (because dating is a sin!).  That or they were seriously bullshiatting me.
 
2013-08-04 08:57:31 AM

OgreMagi: If all goes as planned, I'll be out her bedroom window without he realizes I was there at all.  Angry fathers with guns scare me.


Angry fathers with guns are complete pussies with inadequacy issues; they can't think of a better way of parenting than waving their gun around.

What I've done is say, "I was *groan* invited, it'll be *oh* murder. When I get *gasp* done here, let's talk. Shut the door please."

You just need to remember the followup: going over in detail with him the methods that do and do not please a woman.

You won't be allowed to come back there and you can thank your girlfriend for trying to get you killed, but you won't get shot.

/had to deal with that three times
//...I cannot believe I'm still alive
 
2013-08-04 09:25:29 AM
Met my husband's mom on our FIRST DATE (and no, we weren't in high school at the time - we were in our early 20's).

He didn't have his own car at the time, so he had borrowed his mom's car to take me out on the understanding that he would pick her up after her shift at work ended (at midnight).

We were just going out for dinner so he assumed the date would be over by then, but we went back to his place after, it was going so well and we were having such a good time, he levelled with me at about 11:30 and said we could either cut the date short so he could go pick up his mom or I could come with him and we'd continue our evening after giving her her car back.

It says something about how much I enjoyed his company that I actually chose option B and we both went to pick up his mother then carried on with our evening!

Met his dad about a month in, and hubby met my parents around then too. We progressed pretty fast though (moved in together after just 3 months).

And that was over 10 years ago and we're still together (and no, despite this story, he is not a momma's boy - he just really needed a vehicle that night!).
 
2013-08-04 09:39:49 AM
My boyfriend got to meet my family before we were even in the relationship. For me it took about six months to get to his home town and meet his mom and dad.
 
2013-08-04 09:48:53 AM
My first trip to see her in GA, a few months before she went to see me in Canada. They gave us a car and a condo in FL for the week.
 
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