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Old 11-25-2010, 11:27 PM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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I certainly wouldn't expect anybody with whom I've just become acquainted and with whom I have no involvement to meet my wife. Heck, I'm not even certain I'd want to romantically date the person at that point!

It's only after I've decided I'm interested in a serious romance that I want my wife to meet a potential partner. I have to find out if there's more to interest me than just the thing that caused the initial spark, then I have to spend a bit of time looking for red flags, then I can figure out if I want things to be more than a friendship. That takes a bit.

I'd suggest emailing/texting my wife prior to that, just so the other person knows my wife is OK with me meeting for dinner or coffee or some other dating behavior. I wouldn't expect a meeting with my wife until things got a bit more serious. If at that point the potential partner hadn't contacted my wife and refused a meeting, I'd be disappointed that it couldn't work out and move on with my life.
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