The chemistry between you and your BF might be off the charts, making one-on-one time with him super easy. But when it comes to hanging out with his fam, we know things can get awk. It might seem impossible to impress them and have a good time all at once, but it’s not as hard as it seems. We’ve got some strategies to make sure you win over his family in a breeze. Check ‘em out!
Ask your boyfriend before hand for a little bit of insight
into how his parents are. It’s good to know what they like and don’t like so
you know what conversations to avoid and what conversations are A-OK. Gabbing
about something they hate is a big no-no, trust us. But if you can kick it off
with an awesome conversation that they’re totally engaged in, they’ll be sure
to love you.
No doubt his family is going to bombard you with tons of
questions the first time you meet them, but make sure you’re asking some back.
You don’t want to seem like you only want to talk about yourself and that
you’re not interested in their lives, too. Plus, asking questions will show
that you’re not shy or nervous, which will definitely have ya leaving a good
Don’t just sit in the corner and watch his fam prepare
dinner or clean it up. Offering help will show that you’re a down-to-earth gal,
and it will show your manners. Not to mention, it will get you up out of your
sit to get a break from the dreaded question asking they keep doing.
Don’t show PDA.
Remember, although your BF is all grown up, he’s still
momma’s little boy. So don’t go too crazy with the PDA. Think about it, would
you like it if his sister started making out with her boyfriend right in front of
you? We think not. It would just make things totally awkward and uncomfortable.
So, while it’s awesome that you guys are crazy into each other, save it for
when people aren’t around.
It’s okay to be a little more polite than usual, or show
some manners you wouldn’t necessary always have, but don’t go overboard.
There’s a fine line between being nice and being fake. It’ll be hard to keep up
with an act the entire time you’re hangin’ with his fam, and it will most
definitely be obvious. So just be honest, and be yourself. It’ll be more than
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BY KATIE TAKACS ON 8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN guys, dating advice, GL's best guy advice, boyfriend Q & A, family, how to talk to parents