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How to meet your boyfriends parents

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How to...meet your partners parents for the first time Meeting your partner's parents for the first time has to be the most daunting part of your relationship. Well, apart from when the time comes to say those three small words. In preparation it must be taken into account that dressing smartly is essential. Stay away from that t-shirt your mate brought you for your birthday implying you're sex mad. Also, for the ladies, cleavage on show is a big no as you want to try and avoid the embarrassment of having your chest being talked to rather than your face over dinner. On arrival make losing your shoes priority. Old people don't appreciate dog mess from the street being trampled into their carpets that have been cleaned especially for your visit. ...read more.


If a question is asked to you in mid mouthful make sure you have completely emptied your mouth before replying, as implying that their child goes out with a farmyard animal is not the best option. If a drink is offered to you whilst eating your dinner, under absolutely no circumstances must you accept alcohol. It only takes one slip of the tongue to be hated for life! Over dinner, the same questions will always be asked. What your parents do for a living, if you have any brothers or sisters and what qualifications you have. If you were not one for the whole education thing, always lie and pretend you're cleverer than you really are. How can they resist liking such a bright spark? Make sure you seem interested in whatever is being talked about and feel free to chip in the conversation wherever you feel it's appropriate. ...read more.


When you gather round the tv to watch the X factor together, bare in mind that you are trying to impress and that you are not round your mates' house. Leave out making remarks about one of the contestants having a huge birth mark on their face or having a lazy eye as you have not yet met the rest of the family. Who knows what weird and wonderful features Auntie June may have. It is essential not to outstay your welcome on the first visit. If there are any signs of the mother getting her pyjamas on, then you know it's time to make a quick exit. On departure make sure you once again thank them both for a 'very nice' meal and thank them for letting you in their house. Even now, public affection is still not on the cards so you must at least wait until you have closed the front door and the nightmare is over. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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