As the old saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. And that saying goes doubly when it comes to meeting your significant other's parents for the first time. Meeting the people who created and raised the person you love is never a low-pressure situation. To help you win over your partner's folks, I asked a few dating and relationship experts and some ladies who have seen what works first hand to share their best tips and advice for meeting the parents for the first time. Here's what they had to say about how to dress, what to bring, topics to avoid, and how to keep your cool. Don't Show Up Empty-Handed Not only should you bring something, you should also do some homework to make sure that your gift of choice will jive with the person you're gifting it to.
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Nervous might not begin to explain what you're feeling, but don't sweat. DO dress appropriately First impressions are important and part of that is how you dress. Ask your boyfriend how conservative his parents are. You don't want to offend anyone by showing too much skin or wearing attire with images or language that might be seen as rude. You might want to avoid clothing that promotes violence or is overtly sexual. To be safe, lean on the conservative side until you get to know them better. If you're meeting at a fancy restaurant, wear an appropriate dress.
Meeting the parents is a huge milestone in any relationship. The timing is an individualized decision based on a number of individual, relationship, and cultural factors. In some cases, you may both feel completely confident and ready.