Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time is really scary. But you got to remember that she’s doing this because she is really serious about you and wants you to know her family better. Ensure that you make a good first impression if you want their approval. Trust me, if you ruin it, there will never be a second chance. With that being said, here are a few points you should concentrate on before meeting the parents of your girlfriend:
Look your best
It matters the way you present yourself in front of her parents. They will judge you based on how well you suit up. Remember, her family will like someone who looks mature and has a good dress sense. Don’t wear loose or baggy jeans that give them a sneak peek of your underwear. Firstly, it looks horrific and secondly you wouldn’t want her parents to call the cops on you. Such jeans will make you look like a thug. Keep your facial hair kempt and do your hair well, such attributes add to your suave looks and give the family a better impression of you.
Speak respectfully to her parents
Use of polite language is always encouraged when you speak to her parents. Words like “Please” and “Thank you” must be used. Be on your best behavior. Manners and etiquette should be polished. When addressing her parents use words like Mister or Missus, it makes them feel good and younger. Don’t call them uncle and aunty, it makes them feel old which they might not like.
Speak the truth
Do not hide important facts about you, your family and your career. By doing this, her parents will respect you and trust you with their daughter.
Conversations should be fun
Boring conversations should be avoided. Her parents won’t even indulge in it, all what will be going through their mind is, “When is this idiotic guy going to leave?” Your topic of conversation should engage everyone, they should feel like there is something interesting in the man our daughter has chosen.
Don’t even, for a second, try and be someone you’re not just because you think it will impress her parents. That is not going to happen; on the contrary they will think you are fake and cannot be trusted. Like we said earlier, trust is an important aspect. Be yourself; they will respect you for that and know that their daughter has found a genuine man.
Respect your girl
Treat their daughter with respect not only in front of them but also when you both are away from them. You will automatically get on the parents’ good side and earn their respect. You may never know in that excitement they might just call you ‘son-in-law’.
It’s time for you to go out there and make your prospective in-laws proud. Show them that you are the best son-in-law they will ever have. All the best