Meet The Parents: The Do's & Don'ts of Meeting His Folks

It was love at first sight when you met your boyfriend, but you're not so sure his parents will fall as hard for you when you meet them this Thanksgiving. These Do's and Don'ts may not have them eating out of your palm, but they should ensure that you get invited back for Sunday dinner.


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If your beliefs and opinions differ, you won't get out of there alive. If they're similar, you're still in for a very long and serious conversation. Save it for another visit.


Do: Have a Toast 
It's okay to have a glass of bubbly and say "cheers" with the fam this Thanksgiving. A glass of wine or punch might calm your nerves a bit so you can really show his peeps who you are. 
Don't: Get Drunk 
You're having a great time with your boyfriend's family and friends. Everybody loves you! Suddenly you don't feel too well and you're sprawled out, face down on his sister's bed with a trash can next to you and a bad case of the spins. Not cute! It can be hard to control ourselves during holidays when the liquor seems to be on an endless pour, but don't forget, you're at his parents' not your sorority house.

Do: Stick around to help with the dishes 
Pitching in to help clean up shows you're a team player. Besides it's the least you could do after gobble gobble gobbling up all of that delicious food.
Don't: Stay Too Long
Just like you didn't sleep at your boy's place after the first date, don't overstay your welcome with your boo's clan. Even if they think you're amazing, you're not part of the family. When the dishes are done and his mom slips into her bedroom slippers, it's time for you to go home (unless, of course, you're visiting from out of town, then just go to bed or suggest that you and you boyfriend go out).

MOST IMPORTANTLY 
Do: Be Yourself 
That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 
Don't: Be Yourself 
They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

It's okay to have a glass of bubbly and say "cheers" with the fam this Thanksgiving. A glass of wine or punch might calm your nerves a bit so you can really show his peeps who you are. 
Don't: Get Drunk 
You're having a great time with your boyfriend's family and friends. Everybody loves you! Suddenly you don't feel too well and you're sprawled out, face down on his sister's bed with a trash can next to you and a bad case of the spins. Not cute! It can be hard to control ourselves during holidays when the liquor seems to be on an endless pour, but don't forget, you're at his parents' not your sorority house.

Do: Stick around to help with the dishes 
Pitching in to help clean up shows you're a team player. Besides it's the least you could do after gobble gobble gobbling up all of that delicious food.
Don't: Stay Too Long
Just like you didn't sleep at your boy's place after the first date, don't overstay your welcome with your boo's clan. Even if they think you're amazing, you're not part of the family. When the dishes are done and his mom slips into her bedroom slippers, it's time for you to go home (unless, of course, you're visiting from out of town, then just go to bed or suggest that you and you boyfriend go out).

MOST IMPORTANTLY 
Do: Be Yourself 
That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 
Don't: Be Yourself 
They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

Don't: Get Drunk 

You're having a great time with your boyfriend's family and friends. Everybody loves you! Suddenly you don't feel too well and you're sprawled out, face down on his sister's bed with a trash can next to you and a bad case of the spins. Not cute! It can be hard to control ourselves during holidays when the liquor seems to be on an endless pour, but don't forget, you're at his parents' not your sorority house.

Do: Stick around to help with the dishes 
Pitching in to help clean up shows you're a team player. Besides it's the least you could do after gobble gobble gobbling up all of that delicious food.
Don't: Stay Too Long
Just like you didn't sleep at your boy's place after the first date, don't overstay your welcome with your boo's clan. Even if they think you're amazing, you're not part of the family. When the dishes are done and his mom slips into her bedroom slippers, it's time for you to go home (unless, of course, you're visiting from out of town, then just go to bed or suggest that you and you boyfriend go out).

MOST IMPORTANTLY 
Do: Be Yourself 
That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 
Don't: Be Yourself 
They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

Pitching in to help clean up shows you're a team player. Besides it's the least you could do after gobble gobble gobbling up all of that delicious food.
Don't: Stay Too Long
Just like you didn't sleep at your boy's place after the first date, don't overstay your welcome with your boo's clan. Even if they think you're amazing, you're not part of the family. When the dishes are done and his mom slips into her bedroom slippers, it's time for you to go home (unless, of course, you're visiting from out of town, then just go to bed or suggest that you and you boyfriend go out).

MOST IMPORTANTLY 
Do: Be Yourself 
That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 
Don't: Be Yourself 
They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

Just like you didn't sleep at your boy's place after the first date, don't overstay your welcome with your boo's clan. Even if they think you're amazing, you're not part of the family. When the dishes are done and his mom slips into her bedroom slippers, it's time for you to go home (unless, of course, you're visiting from out of town, then just go to bed or suggest that you and you boyfriend go out).

MOST IMPORTANTLY 
Do: Be Yourself 
That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 
Don't: Be Yourself 
They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

Do: Be Yourself 

That's who your boyfriend fell in love with and that's who they want to get to know. If they love him, they'll love you. Period. 

Don't: Be Yourself 

They want to get to know you, but they don't need to know ALL about you. Got it? Good.

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