Can’t Meet the Parents Because I’m Black?

Ask Demetria: How his folks feel about you is not a good indicator of how he feels about you.

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If you want to know how he feels about you, ask and then watch his actions (they should align). Don’t try to use markers that really reveal nothing. And if you’re still really concerned about why you haven’t met his parents, ask about that, too, instead of jumping to one of the worst-possible conclusions.

Good luck!

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at

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