Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend of one year, Alex Loudon, left London on Friday to spend the weekend at her parent’s home in the countryside. An insider told UsMagazine.com that Middleton spent her Friday afternoon in a short business meeting.  Loudon picked her up in the early evening and they headed for her parent’s house.  “Soon it will be Pippa’s time to shine,” a source said.

When is it time to introduce your partner to your parents?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not only is finding a significant other difficult, but introducing him or her to your parents is also a feat.  If you aren’t sure when it’s best to have your partner meet your parents, Cupid has some suggestions:

1. Serious relationship: Before introducing your partner to your parents, make sure you’re in a serious relationship.  There’s no use in going through the introduction stress if the relationship isn’t going anywhere.

2. When they ask: If you parents specifically ask to meet your current partner and ask you both to dinner, don’t refuse.  If you say “no,” they’ll start to get suspicious and things will only be worse when you do decide to have them meet.

3. Parent’s reaction: Figure out how your parents would react. Some parents are more accepting than others, so make sure to gage their reaction before you subject your partner to their scrutiny.

How did your parents react when you introduced them to your partner? Share your experience below.