Feeling worried about meeting her father for the first time? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a resident fear of most guys who are set on impressing their girlfriend’s dad. Well, to be honest, it is not going to be easy! She is his daughter, so he’s got the upper hand here! Got it? But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to be shit scared. Few things must be kept in mind. It’s best to be yourself on that very day, but don’t forget that there are certain things which will make an impression even if its being yourself or behaving like it! No, it’s not the most difficult thing to do but be careful of not making stupid mistakes which he might take very seriously! Here are six such points which will guide you through this journey!
6. Casual dressing – NOT at all! Present yourself as a gentleman even if you’re not one
That’s him thinking of ways to kick your ass. No kidding
So first things first; avoid casual and lousy dressing when you’re going to meet him for the first time. The first impression must be bang on! That will make him feel that you are not someone who’s going to joke around.
For many, a man is known by the clothes he wears! Not everyone might feel the same, but why take a chance?
Wear the best you have but overly dressed like this dude? No!
Work on your attitude along with what you decide to wear. This will not only impress the father but your girlfriend (again!) and her mum too! You’re important; why not make others feel the same about you too!
5. Talk less and focus on dodging bullets he’s going to fire at you
Always remember that people prefer being listened to than listening! If it’s a tough guy your girlfriend calls ‘Dad,’ you might as well listen to him as attentively as you did to a lesson on puberty in class 8th
While most of you might not be chatterboxes but it is preferable to keep calm and be quiet mostly. Talk when you’re talked to but don’t go overboard with it!
When he gives this reaction to what you say – he’s actually saying ‘What a looser’ in his head
It’s taken that you will be tense, so rather keep shut instead of blurting out unnecessary stuff. For example: “You have beautiful furniture! I love the shape of her (your girlfriend’s) bed!” Oops! Better keep mum!
And, here’s a quick tip –
4. Avoid getting personal – he’s not YOUR dad
This is one of the most important points to be kept in mind! No one likes being probed into by being asked personal questions. Avoid it to the core.
It gives out an impression that you’re trying too much to know about his stuff! Come on, nobody likes being scrutinized! It’s never going to sound fun to be asked, “Sir, you could use this (certain) oil to prevent from further balding”! No appreciation for this! Even if you’re dying to help him out, do it later, not now
3. Don’t get too chatty with your girlfriend’s mother – NEVER!
Mothers (in most cases) will be easier to handle than fathers! While that is good news, you must also keep in mind that being too friendly with the mother might land you up in the bad books of the father! He will of course not find it amusing to find you all happy and gay chatting with his wife! Not that you can’t talk to her, but keep comfort aside for this day! Give him all the attention required! Who knows things might change for the good.
2. Tell him how he is the IDEAL MAN – Be subtle!
All of us love being appreciated! Even if your girlfriend’s dad is a complete moron, he’s not an exception to this rule.
So, stick this point in mind and don’t ever forget to mention how you feel that he is the best man you have seen. Tell him that he’s the best human being, the best father (much to your annoyance!) and the best husband you’ve seen. And don’t forget to mention that you’re aspiring to be like him one day! Just don’t do it all at once, okay? And wait for some time until you develop some chemistry. He is not a toddler you can entice with your sweet talk so easily
1. Never Argue with Him – No Debates At all (no matter how inviting)
For all you opinionated guys, keep opinions and reasons aside. Vent them on Facebook, would you?
Today you are going to follow every other detail he says. You believe it or not – that’s a different story. You listen to everything he says, nod in yes and speak only when you think he wants you to say something, got it? His ideas might not match yours but all you need to do is “yes, yes…yes.” Don’t go over the top in proving any point which goes against his ideas and opinions.
There is time for that later! Yeah, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do that. Just have some patience for some now. Surrender. He will reject you right away if asked unnecessary questions. You might be the most uncomfortable person there but make him feel the most comfortable one! All the best!