As a dating and relationship coach I am often asked how to navigate ‘meeting the family’ stage. The best way is to only introduce your partner once you are absolutely sure they are ‘the one’.Questions range from ‘how soon should I meet the family? In fact, it’s better to wait until you are both talking engagement and marriage.
But you won’t find it written in the stars or hidden in the usual places. Hence, Project143 was born – a personal matchmaking agency where there is a real chance of success. She decided to leave her career in law and dedicate herself to providing elite matchmaking services to Asian professionals. The rise of apps and online dating sites was becoming a modern day threat to authentic and meaningful dating, and she had to do something about it. Aneeka Patel is the founder of Project 143, our chief matchmaker and Asian dating expert.We are looking at both sides of the picture, whether you are struggling to cope with conservative parents of if you are dating someone with conservative parents, as it can be stressful for both of the parties involved.One key relationship milestone is meeting the family, introducing your partner especially if you’re Asian signifies you are serious about each other. Introducing a partner who is outside your culture is best handled with some care and thought.
Helen Lee has been a Christian publishing professional since 1993, when she began her career working at Christianity Today (CT) magazine.