(Closed) Meeting the parents?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee

Meeting the parents for the first time can be so nerve wracking. You want to make a great first impression, but stressing out about it can make you so anxious that you may fail to be yourself, which is the most important part.

Do you know much about them? I’d ask your SO for a briefing on what they’re like and if they have hobbies or jobs they’re passionate about. Then you can do a little research beforehand and at least have a few conversation topics in mind. When I meet new people, I typically ask them a lot of questions about themselves and their interests. People love to talk about themselves, and this shows that you’re interested in learning about them.

Oh, and be polite and make sure to thank them for dinner if they pay. (I know this may be a given, but you’d be surprised how often people forget their basic manners).

Good luck!

Post # 4
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Just be yourself. If you try to be someone you’re not or you try to hard, eventually they will find out, especially if this moves into a very seriously relationship where you guys get engaged or whatever. Be polite, ask questions, and like the PP said find out some things that his mom likes or does for fun so you have something to talk about.

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