I have looked for reasons online, but the main ones that I could find had to do with a parent's fear of their daughter getting pregnant and the social stigma that exists when women sleep around.
But considering that neither of those are issues for me, there must be some other reason for it. I have 5 brothers - 3 older and 2 younger - and it's not that my parents have approved of every single one of their dating choices (because they really haven't), but at the same time I feel like they've been a lot easier to my older brothers about letting their girlfriends come over for family birthday parties and holidays. I was talking to my married brother during a birthday party that was going on the weekend after my boyfriend and I became an official couple, and he asked why my boyfriend wasn't there. My boyfriend had to work that evening but I also mentioned that it was probably too soon for my parents to invite him over to stuff. My brother replied, "Nah, we're pretty relaxed about that here."
But my parents haven't been that supportive about my current relationship. I'm 21 years old and I've been dating a nice Catholic 23 year old man since July. My parents know that he's a nice guy who comes from a good family, but when they first learned that I was dating him they were a bit apprehensive. There are some reasons for their apprehension that I do know about that I can defend, but I won't go into those right now - my post is already long enough, lol.
However, his family has already welcomed me with open arms and they've already invited me over to birthday parties and they'll most likely invite me over for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know it seems silly, but I would feel really bad, not just for him but for me as well, if I was invited to go to his family functions over the holidays but he wasn't allowed to go to mine. We are dating to discern marriage and since we're both about to receive college degrees and head into the work force within the next year, if things go well for us for the next 6-9 months or so marriage might actually be possible. I know it kind of seems like I'm jumping the gun, but if there's reason to believe that we should be married and we're in a practical position to do so, then there isn't really any reason to wait.
But enough about me. I'm curious to know if other women (or men) have had similar experiences about this supposed gender stigma. Mostly I'd like to know if anyone has any reason why they believe that women have a more difficult time to get their men into their families' lives than vice-versa, a reason that doesn't have to do with sexual promiscuity.