You’ve been steadily dating your boyfriend and he’s decided that it’s time to introduce you to his parents. The idea of meeting your boyfriend’s parents is intimidating enough even to the most strong and confident woman. A number of questions will start running through your mind. What will you say to them? What will you wear? Should you buy them a gift? What if they don’t like you?
We know how nerve-wrecking the entire experience can be and that’s why we are giving you these tips to help you make a good first impression on your boyfriend’s parents.
Make sure you and your boyfriend are on the same page
What’s the significance of meeting his parents? Is it because he wants to take the relationship to the next level (marriage maybe?)? Or is it because he just wants you and his parents to know each other? Are you both ready to meet his parents or is he introducing you to his parents because he feels that’s what people in relationships do?
If he is not ready to make a serious commitment yet, then you can relax a little bit because this will just be a get-to-know-you sort of meeting. But if he is ready to take it to the next level and the idea of meeting his parents feels overwhelming, be honest about it. You will save yourself a lot of discomfort and awkwardness later on.
Find out lots of information about his parents
The only person who can tell you what your boyfriend’s parents are like is your boyfriend. We are not saying that you interrogate him but at least find out basic information like what his parents do for a living, where they grew up, how long they’ve been married, what they do for fun and so on.