9 Tips on How to Impress Your Boyfriend’s Family


If you are going to meet your boyfriend’s family for the first time, then you might want to know a few effective ways to impress his family. Everything counts in a first impression, and when it comes to your boyfriend’s family, the first impression is the key in establishing a good relationship. Just don’t be fake and keep in mind these tips on how to impress his family and you will be fine!

1. Don’t kiss your boyfriend in front of his parents

When you meet your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, don’t kiss him in front of them. If your boyfriend starts to kiss you, it’s okay, but don’t make this a time for make out session. His family won’t be impressed!

2. Be nice and polite

When you meet your boyfriend’s family, you should definitely be nice and polite. Show interest in his family, smile, speak politely, and try to find a good conversation to discuss.

If his mom cooked something, be sure to compliment her. She will surely love you!

3. Don’t lie

Being honest is one of the most important tips to keep in mind when you try to impress your boyfriend’s family. Don’t lie about your family, your age, or your background.

Also, don’t lie about your party nights out, or your job. His parents or siblings know how to use Facebook and Google, and they could even stalk your Facebook page!

8 Reasons Why Lying Is a Bad Idea

4. Keep your makeup simple

Sure, it’s great to wear makeup, but don’t expect to impress your boyfriend’s family with bright pink lip color, flashy eye shadow, and too much pink blush. Keep your makeup simple. I always say that it’s better to opt for natural makeup when you have a special event.

5. Wear something feminine and appropriate

When going to meet your boyfriend’s family, be sure you wear something feminine and appropriate. Avoid wearing something you would wear for a night out with your friends or a date with your boyfriend.

Don’t wear anything too far above the knee and keep your neckline a bit higher. You don’t necessarily have to wear a turtleneck, but his mom will surely pay attention to your clothing.

6. Don’t douse yourself with perfume

If you choose to wear perfume, make sure you do not wear too much of it. Maybe his mom, or dad, or sibling is sensitive to fragrances. Even if they aren’t sensitive to fragrances, it’s still better to wear a little of perfume that has a light scent.

7. Don’t speak badly about your job

Don’t bash your job, even if you don’t like it. Be honest. If you are looking for a new job, don’t lie about it.

Try to speak fondly of your current job, and don’t forget to say that you are grateful you have a job. There’s no need to bring up that pushover boss or annoying coworker.

8. Be calm

No matter what you do, be sure to stay calm and collected. It will send a sign that you are a peaceful and nice person who is really easy to get along with.

Plus, it will make his family more comfortable around you. Don’t be rude, even if something bothers you. Just be yourself and enjoy a great company!

8 Tips to Stay Calm When Everything Goes Wrong

9. Don’t overdo it

When it comes to meeting his family and being nice, make sure you don’t overdo it. Brown nosing is actually not a good thing and it’s not appreciated.

If you are at your guy’s home, you may offer to help do dishes, and compliment his mother on something, but don’t overdo it. His parents (and even your guy) might see you as fake.

Follow these tips and you will definitely impress your new guy’s family. If you know some other tips, feel free to share them with us.

How did you impress your boyfriend’s family?