First Time With His (or Her) Family During the Holidays?

FIRST TIME WITH HIS OR HER FAMILY DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

If you’re meeting your significant other’s family for the first time this year during the holidays, here are a few tips from relationship experts:

  • Get briefed — Get the skinny on his/her parents before you meet them – where they grew up, what their hobbies are, what kind of things they detest.
  • Come bearing gifts — Any gift, big or small, says you’re a thoughtful person.
  • Be yourself — Sure you’re trying to impress, but don’t change your personality.
  • Look them in the eye — Upon meeting, stand up straight, be confident and shake the parent’s hand, all the while looking him or her in the eye.
  • Watch your language — Try not to swear, even if it’s common for you.
  • Lend a hand — Just one or two polite offers are enough to impress.
  • Watch the PDA (Public Display of Affection) – Even if you know the parents well, snuggling and kissing in front of them is rude and impolite.  Keep cute pet names and physical affection away from the parents.

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