You both have been head over heels in love with each other for years now. It is the time to take the relationship to the next step of marriage. You met her parents and they are quite impressed with you and are proud to have you as their future son-in-law. It’s time for her to meet your parents, and you are scared and excited at the same time.
Until now, you haven’t done anything that your parents are not comfortable with. Marriage is a special moment of your life, and your folks have high expectations from you. However, the point is, where and how to start the process. You certainly want to do the best, as you don’t want anyone to be hurt.
There are lots of negative thoughts in your mind, and the biggest one of them is being rejected. For many men, introducing their parents to their girlfriend is indeed a tough task. In fact, this job is more challenging than meeting her parents. You have to play the role of a host and ensure that your guest is comfortable and succeed in impressing your parents.
This meeting is quite different than your casual meetings, so make it happen. Many prefer to rehearse the situation, and try to think of all the questions their parents might ask their girlfriend. Relax, as you are not attending a job interview, where you are expected to be super smart to answer the questions asked by the interviewer.
However with simple planning and knowledge, you can help your girlfriend to impress them. This is possible, if your girlfriend has a fair idea about your parents and their preferences. Apart from your parents, also give her a brief idea about the other important members of your family.
Take Care of their preferences
For instance, your parents love pets, and they have lots at their home, but your girlfriend is scared of them. In such case, ask her not to comment anything negative about the pets, in front of them. Instead smartly avoid giving her opinion about pets, in case they ask her about the same. No harm in expressing your viewpoint, but it’s a risky thing to do, at least in the first meet.
Also, let your parents know a bit about your girlfriend. This will help them to pick up a topic easily and make her comfortable. You can also let them know about her preferences and likings, so they are prepared to meet her and take care of her, when she visits them.
Prepare well in advance
Such things have to be done, a couple of days prior to the date of the meeting. It gives both of them an opportunity to prepare well for the meeting. Your girlfriend doesn’t have to put up with a fake identity, so as to impress your parents. They would like to know everything real about her. Your parents are smart and experienced to understand that she is just putting up an act.
She is nervous, and thus stammers to answer a few of the questions asked by your parents. Don’t try to be a gentleman and start answering their questions on her behalf. Guys, your folks are interested in knowing her, so let her answer. Such a thing will help her to become comfortable with your parents, after some point in time.