When my oldest cousin Laura brought her then boyfriend now husband to Christmas Eve dinner for the first time, we sat him down, gathered around the table and each wrote our "yes" or "no" vote down on paper to determine whether or not he was worthy of dating her. We put them all into a hat and read out the answers one by one — to his face. This has since become a Christmas tradition in our family, and as such, has deterred me from ever jumping the gun on introducing a significant other to my family unless I'm absolutely sure he's worth it. But even if your family isn't as intense as mine, figuring out the right time to introduce your love interest to your family and friends is never easy. Doing it too soon could be off-putting; doing it too late can make the person you're with feel like you're not that serious about your relationship. Not doing it at all?
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We've mostly all been there at one time or another. You've been hanging out with someone for a while, and you're starting to wonder what in the world the two of you are doing. People say the best relationships come from friendships, so he's trying to be friends first. But then, how can you tell if you're just friends being friends, or friends working your way toward a relationship?! By Candice Jalili.
What is 'pocketing'? Here's how to tell if it's happening in your relationship
You should make up your own mind. Getting outside opinions might confuse you and dating is already confusing enough. Jealously is a real thing. Love is private. OK, so of course guys share stuff with their own friends.
Question: What if you start dating someone, all is well, and you're having a good time together But then, one day, you realize that you're not sure you want to be romantic with them? What are the weird signs that you're better as friends?