Meeting your BF’s rents for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but don’t let that dampen your awesome personality. You won over your crush, you can win over his parents too. You might not realize that these simple tips are really helpful and his rents will definitely take notice. Check out this advice to make the first meeting go just as you planned!
Dress nicely, but not too fancy.
You always want to make a good
first impression when meeting the ‘rents, but don’t give off the impression that
you’re stuck up. A cute blouse and jeans or a casual dress is great for the first
dinner. Unless you’re going to a fancy restaurant, there’s no reason to go all
out. Show them your cute style and they’ll adore you.
Bring something to add to dinner.
Are they cooking out at the house? Bring a
salad or some beverages to enjoy with everyone. They’ll appreciate your
generosity and be so happy you thought of them. No need to bring an entire
entrée—just a little something goes a long way.
You would think this goes without saying,
but sometimes nerves can get the best of us gals. Don’t let your worrying come
off as rude. There’s nothing wrong with being shy, but too shy can seem
uninterested. Shake their hands and pay attention to any siblings or pets.
Chat about a common interest.
If your BF tells you his parents absolutely
love the latest summer blockbuster, use that to your advantage. You guys can
talk about how funny it was, and how much you both love the actors in the
movie. Being able to connect with them about something you both find
interesting is a great way to get to know them better.
5. Ask about them.
Since you’re just meeting your BF’s rents,
you probably don’t know much about their jobs and other hobbies. Make sure to
ask, and listen even if they ramble on. They’ll love telling you about what
they do all day, and what they do on the weekends. Maybe they’ll even invite
you on that day trip they’ve been planning!
Bring younger siblings a li’l prezzie.
If you know your new cutie has younger siblings, bring them a cute surprise like a toy or some candy. It shows that you thought about them, which they'll love. A stamp of approval from his picky kid sister? Major brownie points!
BY CHLOE FELDBERG ON 6/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN guys, dating advice, GL's best guy advice, boyfriend Q & A, family