So, BF and I have been dating
for almost 4 months now and this past Sunday we stopped at my parent's church after our service because we were meeting them for lunch. We walked in and my father was still preaching, but there were a few people milling in the lobby that I was familiar with and I said hi and introduced BF to the group.
There were some general conversations and one older gentlemen (about 65) approached and we started talking and someone pointed out that he hadn't introduced himself to BF. When we first walked in we did general introductions where I introduced BF and exchanged names, so I didn't think further introduction was needed and would have just shrugged off the comment if it weren't for "Marty's", who we had been conversing with, comment that he "doesn't talk to boyfriends."
I had no idea what to say so I just gave a blank stare. Marty went on to say that he had walked his niece down the aisle twice and each time had told her that it wasn't too late to change her mind. My response was that my mind was pretty made up at this point.
I am guessing that the point of his statements was that he didn't consider a relationship
real unless were married? Either way, I know there has to be a better response that what I came up with but the statement was so bizarre that my brain stalled. Was there a better way I could have handled this?