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How To Make Your Boyfriend's Parents Like You

Watch more Relationship Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - New guy in your life? Learn how to make your boyfriend's parents like you with these dating tips from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Quiz boyfriend Quiz your boyfriend. Are his parents liberal or conservative? Religious or agnostic? What are their hobbies? Did they take a recent trip? Tip The more you know, the better you'll be able to make pleasant chitchat and avoid conversational minefields. Step 2: Dress conservatively Err on the conservative side with your clothing. You shouldn't feel like you have to lose your style entirely, but avoid midriff blouses, low-low riders, stilettos, and anything skintight. Step 3: Tone down makeup Tone down the makeup. Tip Wear clear gloss or neutral-colored lipstick. You don't want his folks to be reluctant to get close to you for fear of greasy lipstick stains. Step 4: Bring a gift Bring a gift. You can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. Hydrangeas, mums, sweetheart roses, and lilies will stay fresh for several days. Tip If you're in it to win it, send the flowers to his mother a few days before the get-together with a card saying you're looking forward to meeting her. It's sucking up, but it works. Step 5: Pitch in Pitch in. No one likes a guest who sits around waiting to be served. The more you help, the more his family will see you as part of the gang. Step 6: Don't correct or criticize Don't correct or criticize your boyfriend--it's the fastest way to make an enemy of his adoring mom. In fact, slip in some compliments. Step 7: Send a thank-you note Send a written thank-you note. Old-fashioned? Yes. But very impressive. Did You Know? In a 2004 survey, half the men said they'd be willing to let their in-laws visit as often as they liked in exchange for their wife letting them buy a plasma TV!
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