Dating and meeting the parent
It means this relationship is actually headed somewhere.
You realize you will actually have to meet his parents.
This piece from our friends at POPSUGAR comes from a woman's perspective, but let's be honest: 1) Sometimes we need a woman's perspective on things, and 2) We'll be damned if she doesn't absolutely nail this.
Then just as quickly as it came, your elation fades.
If you want to save yourself from being as unpopular as I was, turn the page and learn from every one of these mortifying tales of parental introductions gone wrong.
The lesson: Visits with his mom and dad are for getting to know them—not their son's body—better.
Whether you're in a serious relationship or dating someone new, meeting the family -- especially the parents -- can be nerve-wracking.
Thankfully, with so many worst-case scenarios and crazy families in movies, we can at least relax knowing it could be worse.