Originally Posted by WhatHappened
In what situations would you be unable to introduce them as your boyfriend? With your family? Would you feel that being introduced as someone important, but not specifically as a girlfriend, is the same as being kept a secret?
I have introduced H to my family. H was even in C and my wedding party. My family has been around H several times and they really like him and think he is a great guy, but as far as they know he is just a good friend of mine. My family knows that I stay the night at H's house a lot when I am visiting him (LDR), but they don't think anything of it since H also has a gf.
Since my family is very conservative Christian, I could never see myself telling them the truth about H. It would just lead to judgement and disappointment on their part.