Today at work my supervisor was taking the head count for the annual holiday party next week and was asking each employee if they plan to bring someone. Naturally, several people asked who they were allowed to bring. She said, "[Boss] says you can bring the person you would introduce to your parents as your significant other, not the guy or girl you meet this weekend and would like to have a second date with on [Boss's] dime.... unless you're ready to bring them home to mom and dad that quick, Khloe-and-Lamar style."
As much debate as there is surrounding how people determine who's good enough to get invited to Their Special Day, I actually thought this wasn't the worst way to make that determination. It puts the responsibility to define the relationship on the guest, not the host, without really putting any restraints on it other than 'how would you introduce this person to your family?'.
What do you think, is this an appropriate way for my Boss to decide who gets to bring someone to the party? Side note: it's far preferable to me than the no-ring-no-bring-and-no-bring-if-I-hate-your-spouse-regardless-of-ring policy my old boss followed