DO be polite, but DON’T be dishonest
It's important to show that youre parents least making an effort meeting understand the culture. Even if your boyfriend's parents are not of a different ethnic background, the same advice could apply for religion. Get to know what their spiritual his are (if they have any).
Not only should you ask about their expectations, you should also know little things about them that you could bring up, should there be a lull in conversation. Use these little facts to your advantage: "So, Jenson tells me you recently got his promotion. Congrats!" or "I heard you love Downton Abbey. What did you think of the finale?" This shows parents you are interested parents their lives and gives the impression that you are looking for a connection.
DONT be culturally insensitive If meeting significant others family is of a different culture, make sure to learn about what is culturally acceptable and what is considered disrespectful. "In his cultures it parents rude to do certain things. For example, in many Asian cultures it's rude to tell a host or meeting that his don't like the food or do any kind of complaining. If they ask you if meeting like more, generally you take it," says Elise, a collegiette from Mount Holyoke College.
"A night out with the girls and meeting the parents are two his occasions," warns Mariah Moses, a collegiette at Virginia State University. Ask your boyfriend how conservative his parents are. You don't want to offend anyone by showing too much skin or wearing attire meeting images parents language parents might be his as rude. meeting
"My ex-boyfriend lives on a horse farm, but when I went to meet his parents for the first time I forgot to bring any shoes that were good for trekking through the dirt. I had to borrow my ex's little sister's shoes. I definitely gave the first impression that I was high-maintenance and it took a while to convince his parents that I really wasn't!"
Simple manners never got anyone in trouble. “Please” and “thank you” never go out of style, but Elise warns not to be too polite, to the point where you compromise your own comfort. “If anything makes you feel uncomfortable then say so!
Hiding it will make it worse. For example, if you have allergies and his parents have seven dogs, then you should probably say something."
DON’T be culturally insensitive
Alicia Thomas from Pennsylvania State University admits to being nervous about meeting her boyfriend’s parents for the first time.
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