Simi Kuriakose tells you what not to do to create a great first impression on his family scared to love, women
Meeting your prospective partner's family is one of the many moments that sends a jitter down your spine. And this stands true, especially for those who have never interacted with their boyfriend's parents before. You might not want to commit the biggest goof up in the history of relationships. But it is safer to stay clear on the dos and don'ts when meeting his family, in case your nervousness gets you to do things unexpected from a to-be daughter-in-law. And you surely do not want your partner to end up being shocked by your behaviour. To avoid being an embarrassment, consider this rundown before stepping into his home to meet his parents:
Being a tardigrade never works: Yes, we all love being slow in life and doing things in our own pace. But turning up late while his family is busy glaring at the clock and yawning time-to-time in their living room is definitely deviant. Be on time. If you are expected for dinner with his family at nine o'clock, be there about 10-15 minutes earlier. You don't want to be a highlighted name in their family book of 'unworthy girlfriends of our son.' A late latif never marks a good first impression.
Wear something, not nothing: You're not going to a pub or visiting a discotheque with your guy. So dress according to the occasion. You surely don't want to be sitting on their couch pulling down your LBD uncomfortably while a group of his relatives aged between 16-60 stare at you with raised eyebrows. Look pretty and nice but not at the cost of wearing minimal clothing. Take your guy's opinion before choosing what to wear as he knows best what clothes his parents like a girl in.
Don't be a wiseacre: We agree there are subjects when you are a know-all. But don't come across as Ms 'I-know-everything-under-the-sun' even when the conversation is on rocket science. It's ok not to have an opinion always. Be a listener than being a chatterbox. Pay attention to their tales and experiences if you don't want to seem like you hardly care.
Coochie coo is a no-no: You might be smitten by your guy and can't get your hands off him, but don't you dare touch and feel him up in front of his parents. They'll tag you desperate if you shower your affection on their son through inappropriate actions. Know your limits, and most importantly, keep them.
Obey family rules: Every family has a set of regulations they never defy. Try getting to know of their family rules way in advance from your guy so you don't end up breaking the laws of their home. If there is something every member of the family is expected to do, like offer prayers before dinner or help with kitchen chores after finishing a meal, oblige.
Source: Times of India