Your authentic self appears in the context of family. If you marry your partner, your two families will also marry to create one new family. That’s why integrating family early and naturally into your dating life is a wise choice. If Mom and Dad’s opinions really do matter, look for natural opportunities to bring your date into your world: stop by your home, grab a cup of coffee with friends and family, attend church with your family and have a meal together. If you believe this person is potential marriage material, then make plans Mother’s Day weekend to visit their family and get to know the wonderful people who created the person you love.