Let’s call them “the firsts.” Before getting into a real relationship with someone, you’ll typically spend the first few dates in public settings, either at restaurants or bars or bowling alleys.So deciding to invite them into your home can be nerve-racking, not because they’re going to rob you—hopefully you have a better judge of character than that—but because your home can say a about you. If your floors look like they haven’t been vacuumed in five years, it might come as a red flag, especially if you’ve only lived there for six months.This way, they’ll have relevant questions to ask during the introduction. Before getting there, find out what your partner’s mother does for fun or what Dad does for a living.If the conversation ever falls flat, suggest interesting topics everyone can relate to. Maybe you share a similar interest that you can use to your advantage.
HHS Federal Dating Violence Awareness Events The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in the Family and Youth Services Bureau strives to bring visibility to the work of advocates, the strength of victims, and the Federal initiatives addressing the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence every day.
And even if you live alone, you may decide it’s time to introduce your significant other to mom and dad.
Before you have your parents meet your new boyfriend or girlfriend, mention a few key things about them.
Throughout the month of February, there will be several Federal awareness events taking place to highlight the issue of teen dating violence, such as webinars or conference calls.
For a helpful introduction to the issue of teen dating violence, including how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence, visit VAWnet.org, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.