I don't think anyone would be disagree that meeting your SO's parents for the first time is huge (and also hugely nerve-wracking). After all, you could be meeting your future in-laws, so you want to make a good impression. Even if it's way too early for marriage, it still feels nice to know that your partner's parents accept you. But of course, there's always the chance that this meeting can go awry. After meeting the parents, relationship red flags can materialize unexpectedly, because as reluctant as you may be to admit it, your relationship with your parents can potentially say a lot about you as a person.
It's unfair to decide that your partner is less desirable because of who their parents are. However, parents can have an impact on your relationship, and a weird first meeting could suggest trouble for you and your partner. I spoke to Anne Beverly Chow, counselor in residence at Bluebird Counseling Center, and she explained how your impression of your SO's parents actually has more to do with your partner themselves than the parents because, as she points out, "Your partner has a predisposed opinion of their parents." When it comes to meeting your SO's parents, be sure to watch out for these troubling signs.