AHH! Ay Jennifer!
I am not like, planning on doing this to anyone in particular *makes face at Jennifer and winks* but was just curious. My mom's side of the family is like hey bring anyone who wants to come, bf, gf, friend, their mama anybody! But my dad's side is less open like that. I was just curious how other people do it, if they wait a "certain" period of time, or what. I think I had one of my ex's come to a family thing about 6-9 months into our relationship (AFTER he already met my mom and first for an Easter lunch thing and then later progressed to Christmas). I am also a bit curious for in the future (not now lol) if a guy would feel weird if I were to ask him if he wanted to come to one of these.
I have brought dates to work parties that were bf's, just friends, little BROTHERS of my friends, female friends, etc, and that's no biggie, but I do get grilled A LOT, especially since I am like their daughter and at that "magical" age where I should be "getting married any minute now!" I guess. I brought my friend's little brother, who was AWESOME and very mature for his age and he handled all the "grilling" questions perfectly and with ease. I think that's kind of rude how they do that, but I can't really get too upset. My co-workers and their spouses have been like family since I have been working there since I was 16 years old and they see me as a daughter. I have to keep in mind they are just looking out for me, but sometimes I just want to bring a date and not have him or her get harrassed and have ME feel comfy not being the only single girl there sometimes.