You learn about your partner’s habits and what they’re like around the clock—not just on dates.
Before you meet her parents, ask your girlfriend about them. Mom’s pestering might have been annoying at the time, but she knew what she was talking about. This is the all-important “getting to know you” portion of the festivities, and it’s where the real test begins. Looking at your phone during a social event like this is considered rude, particularly to people from older generations. Think “doting.” Pull out her chair for her when she sits down. Don’t engage, especially if you disagree with what they’re saying.
You can have a successful first meeting with the parents by making a good impression, engaging in conversation, and preparing in advance.
Though meeting the parents can feel scary, you’re already a step ahead of the game by taking time to do your research.
The vast majority of the time, dating a great girl is a wonderful thing.
As the relationship progresses, you reach exciting new milestones, like staying overnight for the first time and introducing her to your friends. In the back of your mind you know that one day she’ll pop the dreaded question: “Would you like to meet my parents?