One of the best points in a relationship can be when you get to meet your girlfriend’s parents. Conversely, this can also be the point where the relationship goes into the tank. Simply put, she is going to listen to her parents when the road meets the rubber. They are the people who will support her for a while and she wants to know whether they approve of you. With that in mind, it is important to make a favorable impression the first time that you meet your girlfriend’s parents. In this article, I will discuss how to pass the parent test with flying colors.
The first and the best thing that you must do in order to set a good tone with the girlfriend’s parents is to dress well. Make sure that you are not wearing things with holes or things that might look worn or too flashy. You will not impress her dad if you do not take some care to dress well. You do not have to wear a suit, but you probably want to wear something respectable. Sometimes like a polo shirt and a nice pair of slacks is a good start. Be conservative, but confident with your dress.
Confidence is the key. It is key in your dressing style and in the way that you act. The first time that you meet the father of your girlfriend, give a great handshake. Most men, especially those who grew up in the hardened times of American culture, judge a man by the way that he shakes hands. If you cannot even shake his hand, how are you going to take care of his daughter? If you mean business, then give him a great handshake with a very subtle forearm grab. This will show that you are a man and not just a boy.
You must be able to carry on a conversation with the parents. They will, unfortunately, be judging you the entire time. Even if they do not realize it, they will be thinking about your every move. Master that art of conversation and you will be hard to beat. Use well timed stories that are interesting and clean. Make them laugh, but do not try too hard. The best thing to do is to try to fit in, but stand out with your style and confidence. Most of the time, the stories you tell will reflect the way that the parents perceive you.
Learn how to say goodbye to her folks. You must close the deal and leave them with a good impression. Let him know that you had a great time and if he says, “Have her home by midnight,” let him know that you will have her home early of that curfew. Be confident in this, as well. Do not look back after you exit the door. If you do this, they will know that you are nervous. Nervous is never good. After all, you are a confident man with their daughter, why would you be nervous?
When you reach the car, unlock her door and open it for her. Know that the parents will be watching you while you do this. When you begin to drive, put on your seatbelt and make sure that she is buckled-up. Give a little acknowledgement of their existence at the door and drive away very slowly. If you reach anything over fifteen miles per hour, you are finished. Think about your driving test. If you speed there, you fail. In this one, if you speed, her father will dislike you for a very long time.
The first impression is very important, so try not to screw it up. You have the ability and the confidence to make it happen. All you have to do is follow the rules and keep it classy. This should not be difficult to do with a little bit of effort.