One day every man has to face the question of what is the right way to meet his girlfriend’s parents. And if you have serious relationship, you will have to do this in spite of anything. The only challenge is to prepare to meet her parents properly. So, let us look at what it is like to meet her parents in a proper way.
First of all, you must ask your better half to advise you on how to behave with her dear mum and dad. She is the one who knows for sure what the best way to meet her parents is. For example, if her dad is a fisherman and you like fishing too, do not forget to mention it, however do not turn your conversation into boasting or flattery.
Of course you must not go to meet her parents without any gift. Choose a bouquet of flowers for her mother (your better half must help you with the choice). Remember meeting the girl’s parents is a very important step; and the first impression is long-lasting. So you must do your best.
Before going to meet her parents, choose your best suit. Again, we offer you to ask your better half for advice on which of the suits you have they will like more, since some people like when a man is dressed formally, while other think wearing formal suits is snobbish. What about your girlfriend’s parents?
Of course, the process of getting acquainted with your girl’s parents will be during a dinner. So how should you behave yourself? First of all, tell about your job and interests. Be attentive to your girlfriend and her mother; however do not go beyond limits. Actually, that is probably the main rule you have to stick to while meeting her parents – do not go too far with anything.
Keep an eye on your body language. It has to tell that you are open and interested in everything that is going on. Stand or sit straight, keep an eye contact, do not cross your hands in front of you. Do not “play” with your food on the plate or fidget while her mother is telling a story from your girl’s childhood. This will tell everyone that you are bored and not interested. Keep your body straight and directed to her parents to show that you want to communicate with them.
Offer your help. If you have a dinner at their house, offer to help with anything: make a barbeque, clean up after a tasty dinner, or do some other house work to show that you want to be helpful and you care about your girlfriend’s family. It is very likely that they will say they do not need help, however try to understand if it is really so, or they are saying that euphemistically and be a gentleman in any case.
It is very important to understand that you must go to such a dinner only if you are sure that you will be able to make a good impression on your lady’s parents. Still do not worry if something goes wrong. It is a usual thing for people to make mistakes and be wrong at times. I am sure that her mum and dad remember what they felt like when they were going to meet each other’s parents and they will understand you.
Finally, we must wish luck to you and your girlfriend. If your relationship has reached the high level and you are ready to make such an important step like meeting each other’s relatives, you both are serious. There is mutual love, friendship and understanding between you. What else could you wish for? The only thing we want to tell you is that we hope it will be the beginning of your long and happy family life.
Good luck to you and be happy)