Salaams

I hope that someone can advise me. I am in a relationship and ready to get married. After approaching my parents, they said no as they do not know him or his family. He is a good boy with very good character and piety and I know this from the conversations that we have had over the last few months. Both of our intentions are completely clear and as a result we have not been dating yet i cant feel closer to anyone else. In him i see myself being a better person and performing better actions that near me to Allah. I am very confused on what the way forward is. Has anyone been in similar situation and proved your parents wrong or has it failed?