It can be tough to leave a positive impression on people, and if those people are your girlfriend’s parents, then you surely are in a lot of trouble. So finally the proposal phase has passed and Yayeee! She said yes.
But now the joy time is over, and you now have landed in a crucial phase of impressing the parents of your love. You haven’t done this before and are a little scared.
However, what you ought to realize is until the time you are honest and speak through your heart there is very little friction that you would face during the conversation.
Therefore below we present to you a few tips which would help you with the process of impressing your girlfriend’s parents, let us know if this works.
1. Go all Prepared
This is the same thing that you would do while preparing for an interview or for succeeding in your dream job. Therefore, the first step for you to consider before meeting the parents of your love is to get and know more about them.
Know their likes and dislikes including their background. This would help you get hold of a few topics on which you can converse with them.
Establishing or having a common point of discussion goes a long way in establishing a positive impression on someone.
2. Be Bold, Be Confident
While you are meeting the parents, there might be some degree of hesitation involved. However, you ought to remain confident and not in any manner be nervous. Your body language speaks a lot, therefore try to maintain a positive posture while speaking as well as talking to the parents of your girlfriend. Also, do not in any manner try to portray yourself as someone else, instead be honest and you would automatically be able to win the hearts of her family members.
3. Dress Sharp as well as according to the occasion
This is one of the things that you ought to keep in mind. You ought to dress well as well and dress according to the personality you possess. Don’t just wear something in order to impress her family members, dress what you like and what you feel comfortable in. However, this doesn’t mean that you show up at her place wearing your favorite 3/4th. If casual wearing is your style, then something such as jeans and a t-shirt would be fine. However, do keep in mind that formal style impresses people the most.
4. Take a Gift Along
You are visiting your girlfriend’s parents the first time, and hence you probably shouldn’t go empty-handed. Bring her parents something that they like and if needed, be sought help from your girlfriend in making this decision. Don’t think that buying something fancy would impress them; instead, it might give a negative impression of you trying to bribe them. Even something such as a bunch of flowers would do wonders if given with love and true emotion.
5. Keep Hold of Your Manners and Etiquettes
Nothing would impress them more than a guy who possesses good manners as well as etiquettes. Try to be courteous as well as polite the entire time of your conversation. Don’t pay undue attention to your girlfriend and try to be attentive towards her parents at all times. You can talk about your girlfriend also but keep in mind that they aren’t interested in listening to any of your romantic stories as a couple.
6. Show that you Respect Their Daughter
Any parent in this world, be it the cool dad or the hostile to boyfriends dad would want their daughter to find a guy who respects her as well as her values.
Try to show that yes she definitely means more to you and you would be with her at all times. This value can be easily showcased through simple acts such as encouraging their daughter when she speaks and mentioning what all great qualities does she possess.
Don’t at any time try to talk her down or overpower her; this is something that no parent would like.
7. Try to maintain a physical distance
Don’t start making out with her or tightly hugging her in front of her parents. This would mean that you are being disrespectful towards them and don’t care about their emotions.
Holding hands are okay, seeing at her and smiling is also acceptable however be cautious not to overdo it. Don’t be all distant as well as ignorant towards their daughter, but keep a physical distance as a matter of showing respect towards her parents.
8. Be engaged, however, don’t start a debate
As we have mentioned before, try to be attentive at all times and do not try to oversee anything that her parents say. Start a conversation on some common topics and be polite at all times.
Even if you don’t agree with something, just smile and nod along. Avoid starting any topic which would strike a debate as it can make the atmosphere all embarrassing and uncomfortable.
9. Keep Up Your Strengths
Just as you would do in any company interview, let her parents know what you excel at. Her parents would be curious to know what you do and what are your qualifications and you ought to give them something concrete. You can tell them about your achievements, however, don’t start bragging a lot. Also, speak softly as well as calmly even if your achievement is a big one.
10. Always be Yourself
Never try to fake yourself and show them exactly what kind of person you are. Don’t be afraid in case you have certain flaws, everyone has, what you ought to have is the capability of overcoming them.
Parents have this natural instinct of judging if the guy is honest or not. Therefore carry your original self and behave all mature and responsible, and you would have their hearts in no time.