By Maggie Manfredi

Talk about meeting the parents! According to UsMagazine.com, celebrities united for one of the most coveted relationship milestones on Dec. 29 when Patrick Schwarzenegger introduced Miley Cyrus to his father Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor and actor. They all did dinner in Idaho, and Cyrus dressed conservative (compared to her recent wigs and nipple pasties) for the occasion. An insider stated, “Arnold knows his place as father. He’s happy for Patrick and was thrilled that Patrick introduced him to Miley.”

How do you know when it’s time to introduce your partner to your parents?

Cupid’s Advice:

Meeting the parents is a big step, so how do you know when you’re ready? Cupid has some tips:

1. Timing is important: If you are in a monogamous relationship that means a great deal to you, then you may be ready to meet your beau’s family. Make sure it feels right and seems like the appropriate next step. Remember that you shouldn’t involve your loved ones until things are serious.

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2. Keep it simple: Don’t add too much pressure to your relationship by springing this special event on your partner at the last minute or having a super fancy dinner. Make sure both your significant other and your parents are comfortable.

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3. It’s a commitment: You should only take this step for long-term relationships. Your parents don’t need to meet every person you date, just the ones you love and are fully committed to (for your sake and theirs).

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