As soon as the relationship becomes serious and you expect it to be long term, meeting the parents is something that needs to be done IMO I think that most girls are nervous to meet a guy's parents b/c of the thought that guys are more likely to be mama's boys..we all know the jokes and TV shows dedicated to the tension between wife and mother in law (look at Everybody Loves Raymond) I think a good meeting is dinner at the house This is a guy's perspective as well IMO, the length of time does not matter.As soon as the relationship becomes serious and you expect it to be long term, meeting the parents is something that needs to be done IMO Because when a guy introduces a girl to his parents, everyone knows: -The dad is judging her hotness (atta boy son factor) -The mom is judging her potential for wifeyness -The girl is judging the whole family picture to see how you treat your parents and what kind of family you have.Friends and i were talking about this and it's different for guys then girls.I say it's ok after a few months of dating (4+ months, but maybe i'm slow, others around my table were saying 2-4 months) We came to the conclusion that girls will almost always want the guy to meet their parents first.
BUT..also concluded that for some reason there's more "tension" when the girl meets the guys parents. And by "meeting" how do you define that, like running into the parents at the mall while on the way to a movie and just saying hi and hello and gotta run to the film lol (have done that before) or actually sit down and have dinner with'em etc. Friends and i were talking about this and it's different for guys then girls.
And it's not like they were local either, they live in Quebec, and we drove there for the weekend. I'm a good son-in-law I met my wife's parents 3 weeks after we started dating.