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TreyDeschamp
post Apr 16 2009, 05:09 PM
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Well today I am meeting my girlfriends parents mellow.gif I really am only meeting her dad I think. I have met her mom before and she likes me but I havent really like sat in a room with her mom and just talked to them. It's weird because I am really excited as well as being incredibly nervous. Any tips because this will be a long scary day.


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post Apr 16 2009, 05:12 PM
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Just be yourself. You don´t have to worry about anything. If you weren´t ok, your gf wouldn´t want you, right? laugh.gif Cool down and just talk with her dad like with any other person. smile.gif

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post Apr 16 2009, 05:19 PM
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Relax, there is nothing to worry about. It's important that your Girlfriend likes you - not the parents cool.gif
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post Apr 16 2009, 05:22 PM
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Be yourself is the best advice. See how the conversation goes, its perfectly ok to feel nervous, its a big step after all wink.gif


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post Apr 16 2009, 05:34 PM
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talk about music and your guitar playing....thats a winner for sure


but yeah...meeting the parents are never that bad for the most part....ive had pretty good reactions from all the "parents" ive met over the years....


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heres to one meeting the parents,

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post Apr 16 2009, 05:37 PM
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As a parent of two girls, I highly recommend you give them the impression that you have noting but pure intentions with their daughter.

If dad is cleaning his shotgun when you arrive, call him 'sir' every time you address him.


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post Apr 16 2009, 05:40 PM
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I try not to make to many jokes- which is about 95% of what comes out of my mouth usually but i find that older generation's sense of humour aren't quite as dry or tuned to irony as mine is. Just be prepared to go through the "what do you want to do when you're older" conversation.

A few tips though:

-Don't steal their silverware
-Don't claim the remote control insisting that you are a guest and therefore are calling all the shots
-Offensive t-shirts should be toned down slightly- don't go further than the classic "Voting is for old people" shirt
-If they offer to drive you home, always accept politley- but never criticize their driving
-Don't turn up there, say hello, then spend hours locked away with their daughter..they won't like that much
-Though walking through their house with muddy shoes may seem funny at first- it does lead a very obvious trail to where you are hiding
-Only turn up with wine for the meal if you are prepared to share it

That's all i can think of at the moment...but remember- if all else fails and they don't like you..then they will insist their daughter should never see you again....making you the "forbidden fruit" (you should then proceed to write them a thank you note as things will then be even better with your girlfriend)

Good luck wink.gif

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post Apr 16 2009, 05:43 PM
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Thanks guys for the advice and to purple hayes- that actually helped alot laugh.gif my girlfriend says her dads a cool laid back guy so hopefully I wont need to be afraid of the shotgun laugh.gif


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post Apr 16 2009, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Apr 16 2009, 09:37 AM) *
I highly recommend you give them the impression that you have noting but pure intentions with their daughter.



I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD POKER FACE

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post Apr 16 2009, 05:54 PM
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its allready said but be yourself - Good luck smile.gif
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post Apr 16 2009, 06:05 PM
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Ok, seriously...sometimes my daughters would bring guys over and my wife and I would have fun playing a rapid-fire round of questioning.

One of the questions we asked was, "Do you have any children?"

If you answer, "Not that I know of", you have FAILED!

FAILED! Stand up and leave the house immediately.


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post Apr 16 2009, 06:27 PM
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I would have answered the same, because the question is stupid - so my answer would be stupid too.


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post Apr 16 2009, 06:30 PM
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this is really enlightening thread biggrin.gif

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post Apr 16 2009, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (Skalde @ Apr 16 2009, 01:27 PM) *
I would have answered the same, because the question is stupid - so my answer would be stupid too.


You can never date my daughters. tongue.gif


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post Apr 16 2009, 06:34 PM
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I can but, you would never know tongue.gif
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post Apr 16 2009, 07:05 PM
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I wish they had internet forums when i was a teenager it would have taken out allot of the guess work ( which i inevitably got wrong) and stopped me taking really bad advice from those who didnt really have the answers (my mates).

any way apart from what has been said.

Laugh at her dads joke but dont over do it.
always remember your manners.
and do not grope your girlfriend infront of him (at least until it is the day before your wedding and even then make sure his shotgun is locked away) tongue.gif

be your self and relax (but not too much)





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post Apr 16 2009, 07:10 PM
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First impression is a must. Wear corpsepaint to stand out from the crowd. The more upside down cross you can wear the better. If you have some old nails lying around, be sure to use it as a gauntlet. Nothing says I like your daughter more than rusty nails in a black metal gauntlet.

With my slight experience in girls, they don't really care if their parent's like you or not. Hell, my friends ex, well her parents liked him a lot, but she hated that lol. This may be crucial if you guys are a bit older, may be over 18 or 20 maybe, but not when your still in High School. Don't sweat it so much. But hey, your a decent guy right? you'll be fine!

Remember, Black Metal Gauntlets!

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post Apr 16 2009, 08:26 PM
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i have a better idea!



show up to her parents house in a chastity belt!!!!!



they would let you marry her!

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post Apr 16 2009, 08:40 PM
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What's a girlfriend? Where can i download one from?
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post Apr 16 2009, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Apr 16 2009, 06:37 PM) *
If dad is cleaning his shotgun when you arrive, call him 'sir' every time you address him.


QUOTE (purple hayes @ Apr 16 2009, 07:05 PM) *
If you answer, "Not that I know of", you have FAILED!


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Purple you made my day mate laugh.gif


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