To Bring a Date or Not? from 10 Tips for Bringing a Date to Thanksgiving Dinner Slideshow

10 Tips for Bringing a Date to Thanksgiving Dinner Slideshow

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To Bring a Date or Not?

"Each relationship is different and this should be taken into consideration," Sena advises on deciding whether to invite your date. Sena suggests starting with yourself and really thinking about what bringing a date to a family holiday will mean to for you and your relationship. After all, what you consider a casual thing may completely change after bringing family into the equation.

Speaking of family, will it be OK for them? Is an invitation even extended? Since holidays can be considered "sacred," unfamiliar outsiders may be very unwelcome. And although Thanksgiving may seem like a staple holiday for you and your turkey-gobbling family, not everyone may have been exposed to it growing up. But if you both are on the same page, go ahead and take the next step by inviting your new favorite person to dinner.

Thanksgiving Prep Step: Before you sit down with family for the big meet up, make sure to break bread with your date beforehand. It is a great way to practice dinner conversation and get a feel for who your date is around the table.