Impressing the parents of your girlfriend is an integral part of your dating phase. If you are serious about your relationship or are moving towards a commitment in the relationship, then it becomes essential that you get the green signal from yours and her parents too. So, make the most of your first meeting with her parents and create a first impression which compels them to include you in their good books immediately.
It’s important to know about her parents before you meet them in person. This will help you to understand them and their liking or disliking and will also help you to think about the topics that you can talk to them about. So get maximum possible information about them from your girlfriend beforehand.
Needless to say, looks and self presentation are the most important or essential factors in creating the first impression. Wear well fitted and clean clothes. Choose the dress style and color with caution. Get yourself a hair cut and take care of every little aspect which can make you look untidy otherwise. Take your girlfriend’s advice on the matter.
Maintain punctuality and act like a gentleman. Be polite, respectful and confident throughout the time you are with her parents. Address them informally only if your girlfriend introduces them by name to you or else stick to Mr. and Mrs. It would be nice and impressive if you carry a a gift with you, even if it’s a small one. Never refuse food or drink offered to you.
Good conversation is important in building a good impression. So avoid any controversial or serious topic. Ask them about your girlfriend’s childhood which will make them understand that you are really interested in their daughter. Do not use any bad or offensive language in front of her parents.
How you treat your girlfriend in front of her parents is vital as it may build or damage your image in their minds. Give sincere attention to your girlfriend but avoid being too affectionate in the presence of her parents.
A question and answer round is a part of most of these first meetings. So expect the same and be prepared with the answers for the most difficult questions. Your girlfriend can give you a lot of clues in this matter.
Finally, bid them farewell in a warm manner and make your exit.