New relationships are exciting! You’ve finally found someone you can see yourself with for a long time. The opportunities are endless… there are no limits of where your relationship can go! However, it can be nerve racking to get the initial steps out of the way, including meeting your new boo’s family for the first time.
Here are 6 tips on meeting your new boyfriend/girlfriend’s family:
1. Bring something to the table — literally.
Bake treats, buy wine or beer, cook a side dish, bring flowers. Whatever you do, don’t come empty handed!
2. Be yourself.
Don’t try too hard or it’ll come off as being fake! Be polite and respectful, and use manners. Remember to be yourself and everything will work out just fine.
3. Come (mentally) prepared.
Ask your BF/GF to fill you in on his/her family so you can come prepared with some knowledge ahead of time. This way you’ll be able to start a conversation in case any awkward silence occurs.
4. Make sure they’re trustworthy with a people search website.
Wondering if any of his/her family members have a past you weren’t told about? Find information about people with a data aggregation service like Hero Searches. See their criminal background, court and arrest records, and more.
5. Dress nicely.
Ladies, don’t wear anything revealing. Guys, don’t wear anything messy. Wear something presentable and tasteful on your first date with your potential someday future in-laws.
6. Make an effort to impress and get to know his family.
You’re looking to impress your new boo’s family, right? Ask questions, put in the work, and act like you care — because you do!
If you’re about to meet your new BF/GF’s parents and siblings for the first time, good luck and have a great time! Just use these tips and you’ll be fine.