Meeting future in laws for the first time ? Read On
When it comes to meeting in-laws for the first time it’s like a very risky job. As people say, you just don’t marry a person, but you marry their whole family.
You surely want your first experience as well as impression to be the best one. But, are you worried about how to get through it? Well, just go with it naturally. First thing foremost don’t overact and just go smooth and simple.
You must be well aware with “First impression lasts forever”. Right? So, if you’re looking forward to develop a rapport with your future in-laws then here’s what you need to do.
let’s see what to keep in mind when you are meeting future in laws for the first time
1 – Don’t over think
Just make sure that you don’t over think everything. All you need is to be calm and positive instead of assuming scenarios or this and that.
2 – Do your study and research about your spouse’s family
How? Well, you can ask your girlfriend / boyfriend about their family. For e.g. what are their likes and dislikes or what are they most interested in etc. This will help you take a step towards going the “right direction”. After all, these small details will provide a big benefit for you.
3 – Well-dressed
It’s good to ditch your baggy pants or shiny clothes. Why? It’s because it’ll give a false impression at first sight itself. Yes, see to it that the clothes you wear are well ironed and well managed too.
4 – Shake hands, bow down in front of elders and smile
Once you see your in-laws just greet them with a handshake or with bow and a sweet smile. It shows that “good to see you” attitude in a positive way. No doubt, smile is needed.
5 – Gifts? Not necessary it has to be an expensive one !
Yes, don’t think too much. At least you can buy beautiful flowers for your mother in-law. Isn’t it?
Or ask your partner about what his/her parents might like the most.
6 – Show interest
Once the conversation starts between you and your in-laws just “be attentive”. Your in-laws might ask you to repeat the sentence. Who knows? Just be alert.
And, yes don’t tap your foot. This shows that you’re disinterested in the conversation or too nervous.
7 – Don’t be in a hurry
It might be a little tricky at first but don’t show your in-laws that you’re in a hurry. Yes, there are many who wants to get rid out of these situations. But, make sure you’re not that person.
8 – Don’t FAKE it
Yes, impressing doesn’t mean showing off or faking off as well. Just be who you are and don’t overact on things. Not even a try. Just understand your in-laws can be much smarter than you my friend. So, take it easy and be YOU.
These are the things that you have to keep in mind when you are meeting future in laws for the first time.
Hopefully this will help to beat the first impression in a way it should be.
So, don’t wait and start following these tips. And, do let us know in comments how your “first meet” took place.