The holiday season is among us and you are probably thinking of inviting your new belle or beau to family dinner. Before you request their attendance, be sure you have asked yourself these questions below?
Have you ever been around others?
So this seems like a no-brainer but it is a serious question to ask yourself. Sometimes alone you two have the perfect conversations and connection but in front of others, your date can be a totally different person. Perhaps a family gathering is not the arena to test out how they do around others.
Are there any surprises you don’t know about?
During courtship, it’s natural to ask each other the cliche dating questions like what’s your sign, favorite color, career goals and etc. However your family during holidays can possibly ask the most embarrassing questions. Make sure prior to inviting them around family you know the answers to all those awkward questions before you and your family find out together.
Are you on the same page when it comes to your relationship?
Make sure you are both on the same page whether simply dating or dating exclusively. This again is something you don’t want to find out in a room full of your family and friends.
Do you celebrate the holidays the same?
If your family brings in the holidays with game watching and beers, or prayer and carols, you want to make sure you discuss how your family celebrates holidays before bringing them into a potentially uncomfortable situation.
Are you prepared for what’s next?
Are you ready for what’s next, whether it’s taking your relationship to the next level or even hearing your family asking about them over and over? Make sure you two have a clear expectation on what happens after.