Some people tend to use the festive period as the perfect time to introduce their other halves to their family for the first time; having everyone grouped together in one place, what could go wrong? Right? Well, I found it surprising how nervous and apprehensive a lot of guys feel when meeting the folks for the first time, from watching what they say right down to the dress code. Menswear brand Jacamo have recently compiled their top tips and tricks for meeting the parents during Christmas time which makes for a really great read!
In the run up to Christmas, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight some tips and personal anecdotes on meeting the parents and who else better to take it away than my boyfriend Ian!
Meeting the parents for the first time…
Once I’m done with this, I’ll just make polite conversation and be myself, though I won’t start dropping F-bombs or offering up controversial opinions. Although a bit of discretion regarding what comes out of your mouth is advisable, it’s also best not to pretend to be someone you’re not, because you can’t pretend for your whole life. Even if you’re worried that someone won’t accept or like you for who you are, I think you’ve still got to be yourself.