For example, you and your boyfriend may have run into your aunt at the supermarket and you introduced them so as not to be rude. And if your family is anything at all like mine, they will talk a lot.News will spread like wildfire that your aunt met your boyfriend before your parents did.You want the people you care about to see just why you are so in love with this person. I suppose if you cannot figure out when the “right time” is, then just take it easy and only set up a meeting once everyone is mentally ready.

Do not introduce your girlfriend or boyfriend to your parents just for the sake of doing so. Figuring out when the right time is will, of course, have a lot to do with how strict or relaxed your parents are.

If they are laid back then go right ahead and plan something casual.

Some parents are just that way and you cannot fault them for being so set in their traditional ways.

If you have parents like these, then just play ball with them and only introduce your partner to them when things are very serious.

If the idea of your partner meeting your folks does not scare the bejeezus out of you, then what are you waiting for?

This is a good sign as it indicates that you are comfortable with the two worlds colliding.Just remember to be sure that your partner is comfortable with it as well.It may not be a big deal on your part, but it will be a big deal to your partner as meeting the folks is a surefire way to validate the seriousness of your relationship.Once you have decided that you are going to be saddled with your partner indefinitely, it is probably the right moment to make the introduction to your parents.[Read: 16 signs you’re not ready to be exclusive] #2 Your partner has met your friends.Ensure that your partner feels the same way and not to push him or her if they are not ready. It is undoubtedly harder to introduce your parents to your slacker boyfriend than it is to introduce them to someone who has his shit together.