Meet the Parents: Who initiates contact?

Q: When children are courting–dating for three years–and the young man has
spent a lot of time with the young woman’s family, and the parents of the young
man are coming to town, who initiates a meeting of the parents?

A: It isn’t necessary for either to initiate a meeting based on the dating relationship of your children. However, if you would like to meet one another, either may issue an invitation to the other, or your children might suggest that you all get together. Since you live in the town, you can always invite everyone for lunch or dinner or brunch or coffee and cake at home rather than try to orchestrate something at a restaurant or other venue.

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