A true gentleman would introduce you to his parents.
You should neverhave to be put in a position to choose between the man that you’re dating andthe people you love the most in the world: your family. You should always beworthy of the kind of relationship wherein your man actually puts in the effortto have your family like him. He shouldn’t be shying away from the occasion tomeet your parents and your siblings. Another thing, you shouldn’t have to datesomeone who is ashamed of taking you home to meet his parents as well. Heshould want to show you off to the world, especially to the people who mean themost to him. He should want to brandish you like a prize because that’s whatyou are. You are a gem in this man’s life and you know that you are worthy ofwhatever recognition that is set upon you. You know that you deserve theopportunity to meet his parents, and his hesitation has given you second doubtsabout the relationship. If you’re not good enough for him to bring home to hisparents, does that mean that he’s not as invested in this relationship as youare? If he’s not willing to go home and meet your parents, does that mean thathe doesn’t really care about the people you most care about?
Time issomething precious. It is life’s most sought after commodity. That is why it’simportant for you to be dating a man who knows and values whatever time youspend together. Parents are not going to be around forever. The clock isticking and that is time wasted. If he is hesitant to bring you home and spendsome quality time with the people who raised him, then that should give you afairly good idea of where he stands in the relationship. It doesn’t bother himat all that you’re losing the opportunity to spend valuable quality time withthe people who mean the most to him in the world. If he truly believed that hewas going to be spending his entire lifetime with you in love and in romance,then he wouldn’t be wasting his time by not taking you home to meet the futurein-laws. He wouldn’t be deliberately squandering every opportunity for you toget closer to the people who helped shape him to become the man that he istoday. The very fact that he keeps putting this important milestone off shouldmake you worry. Perhaps he doesn’t see this relationship in the same lens thatyou do.
Maybe it’s time for you to start rethinking the relationship that you’re in. Maybe you should start reexamining the ins and outs of your relationship and whether this is really something that you want. Do you really want to be in a relationship with someone who seems undecided? Who seems fickle-minded? Do you want to continue playing games with a person who just can’t seem to take that next big step with you? Who seems hesitant and scared? Will you allow yourself to stay stagnantand watch life pass you by because you have to wait for someone who just doesn’t want to move forward? The most probable answer to this equation is no,this relationship is not worth sticking around for.