I mean, I've seen my cousins bring home girls their parents weren't crazy about, but eventually they came around to accepting them because they wanted to see their children happy.But Sandella says going into a relationship thinking your parents will come around is a "risky strategy."Instead, your best shot at winning your parents over is to sit them down and listen to what they have to say.
Such remarks can stick in their minds and make them biased against each other, which will probably bite you in the ass if and when they do meet. "When you become serious about someone, you'll want to see how they interact with your parents and vice versa," says Sandella.As your parents get to know your SO better, they're bound to fall for him as fast as you did.But if you keep them separate, your parents won't have enough evidence to conclude that this guy makes you happy, and then you risk spending the rest of your life trying to change their minds. Even so, regardless of what your parents think, "who you marry must be your decision," says Sandella.With this in mind, some top safety tips include letting a trusted friend and confidant know where you are, meeting your date in a public place and staying clearheaded so that you can make good choices from start to finish.When you’re dating someone new, it’s also important that you move your connection forward at a rate with which you’re totally comfortable.So whether you sign up for a different dating app, ask to be fixed up and/or join a singles walking group, you’re taking strides toward making a real effort to meet others.