So, you’re meeting her/his family for the first time? There are few things more intimidating than making a good first impression. What if they don’t like you? What if you go wrong somewhere? what if the silliest thing you did changed the whole impression? There are Millions of questions that will run through your mind before meeting your partner’s parents.
Here are 10 helpful tips for a good first impression
Think of the future—you can only meet someone for the first time once! After that, they will love you.Prepare yourself for the first good impression and you can thank us later!
1. Be confident
Confidence is the first thing you should build before meeting your partner’s family. Its very very very Important to believe in yourself before entering the door to meet his/her family. Whatever happens just be calm and be yourself. Do not over react or over do anything. Your Partner Loves you for a reason, the family is going to love you anyway. hold your head up and make them love you for who you are.
2. Know everyone’s names
Its very impressive to know the names of the family member.It makes it seem that they are important to you. Don’t you feel nice when someone remembers your name? Ask your partner for everyones name who you are going to meet. Let it be the oldest person or a new born. REMEMBER their names. It is also important to know a little about everyone you meet. your partner will help you with that. just ask for it and remember it.
3. Bring something over
Its a culture followed but all the families through out the world to bring something over when you meet a new person. Its a good sign about how you have been brought up. Get anything appropriate possible. flowers, fruits, champagne or anything. If there are kids in the house give them sweets or any gift that they might like. This is going to make the family Love you at first sight.Its a great way to show that you are thoughtful and considerate.
4. Treat it like a big deal : duh!!! It is.
First of all remind yourself that everything will be okay. Meeting the family of the person you love is a big deal,but treating the situation like a significant step in your life will mean a lot to your partner. What if your partner screws up when he/she meets your family? would you feel nice? obviously not. So, Give it your best shot.
5. Pay compliments
Focus on paying compliments to the women in the family. Every women loves to hear it. Compliment his/her mom even with the simplest compliment It will be everlasting. Also, keep in mind you can compliment his/her parents about how they have they raised your partner is the ultimate compliment.
6. Offer help in every way possible
What ever you do, Offer to help them with any situation. Offer your assistance to anyone in the family be it his/her mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents.If you are at a dinner at his/her place.Offer to help chop vegetables or make the salad for his/her family. Are you out at a restaurant?Offer to pick up the table or pay the tip.If you are at the movies, offer to pick up the concessions.This might make you seem like you care and thats definitely going to mark your impression good.
7. Be yourself
Your Partner loves you for what you are.so, you don’t have to fake it to his/her family. Its important they know what kind of a person you are. They should know the true you. Keep calm , take a deep breath and show them the real you. first thing your partner knows you very well and he/she might not like it if you are faking anything to their family.
8. Share about yourself
It is important for them to know about you as well. As important as it it for youth know them they are looking forward to know more about you. Talk to them about your family,chilhood,career, your interest and your hobbies. Is a great way to make your partner’s family know that you care about them getting to know you as much as the reverse.
9. Ask questions
Ask them questions about themselves. They should get an impression that you are interested to know about them as well! Asking your partner’s mother or father about themselves is one way to make a great first impression. Once his or her family can see that you care about them as much as they care about you.
Thank everyone for the Wonderfull time they spent on you,tell them how glad you are to have met them and tell them you are looking forward to meet them soon. Step out of the door and take a deep breath.
And then you can pat your back for the wonderful job you have done!