Gaining the approval of her mother and father can be a golden chance to cultivate the strength of your relationship. To score a favorable instead of a failing mark in the eyes of your girlfriend’s family, the strategy for success involves studying and preparation. These study tips will tip the odds in your favor with your girl’s parents.
I.Ask your girlfriend questions about her parents
Find out as much about them as you can even before the appointment in front of her mom and dad is confirmed. Just because she’s a free spirit who is easy going and laid back doesn’t mean her parents are. Generation gaps are as common today as when they were portrayed on television in series like “Family Ties”. Find out their habits, favorite music, activities, even political views, because just like a date the more you know going in and the more you have in common can only be used to your advantage.
II.Use her answers to develop your strategy
Once you’ve learned that her father has every Eagles’ album or that her mother goes to church every morning, take what you’ve learned and formulate your plan of discussion. Even if you would never stay at the “Hotel California”, or haven’t been in front of an altar since you were baptized, shield these from the sights her parents to avoid confrontation.
III.Determine the questions you will be asked
Just like when studying for any other test, predicting the questions your girl’s mom and pop will include in their pop quiz is an essential pillar to your plan of study. If you know there will be a few questions about your career, prepare an answer with wording that will make any job appear to have the value of a CEO’s.
IV.Focus on like viewpoints: Similar to a date, highlight and expand on the topics of discussion where you have common interest with her folks, as this will open wider windows for their approval. If you find yourself debating with them over who are bigger fans of “The Biggest Loser,” let the conversation carry on about favorite contestants, strategies used, and the most memorable story from the series.
There have been a series of movies made on this topic, and as much as we like to make fun of it, meeting her family is definitely an important notch in any romance’s belt. Following these four points will definitely give you points toward making the communications connection with your girlfriend’s parents.