Meeting the family of your partner can leave you feeling anxious. You’ll probably replay the meeting in your head over and over again; wondering how the conversation with them will go.
Will they like you? Will they be happy their child chooses you as a partner? Knowing that your first impression of you might be a lasting one is even scarier than it sounds.
How do you prepare yourself as an ideal partner to your significant order’s life? Simple. By making sure to create a great first impression.
In that regard, here are five things never to do while visiting the family of your significant order:
Stay away from controversial conversation
The last scenario you’d want to create while visiting the family of your partner is one of chaos. And chaos is exactly what controversial subjects like religion, political beliefs, and even sexuality create.
Keep conversations strictly to lighter subject matters. Avoid brewing arguments which might threaten to spill mid-conversations and remain cordial.
In addition to ditching controversial topics, you should also desist from selfishly seeking attention by speaking about only yourself.
Leave the PDA at home
People in love sometimes like to express their affection for each other outside of their privacy. This is situation is popularly tagged as Public Display of Affection [PDA].
PDA’s could range from simply holding hands, to making out in public.
Yes, your relationship is beautiful, you both love each other and would love to express that through PDA. But please, keep all PDA outside while visiting bae’s family.
Of course, you two can display your affection by lightly holding hands, or touching each other. But remember, there’s a place and time for everything.
Do not tell Lies about yourself
Telling lies to make yourself look good might seem like a good idea at the moment, but in the long run, it could potentially ruin your relationship.
Your meeting the family of your partner for the first time and building the foundation of your relationship with them on lies will only lead to their distrust, disappointment and disapproval of you.
Do not dress indecently
As much as you want to look good for this special occasion, you most definitely do not want to come off as a cheap slut.
Ditch overly revealing outfits, for more stylishly cut ones. Also, dress comfortably.
Do not get wasted
You never want to be intoxicated while meeting with the family of your significant order. The importance of this meeting should inform your decision to be sober and in your best behaviour.
‘Gauge’ your alcohol drinking during the visit to avoid getting tipsy, or drunk. This is not only a bad look for you, but presents your partner in a questionable light to their family about their choices