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    Meeting the parents

    fanatics, I have found my self in an interesting situation and I need your advice on something. I am Staying the weekend at my girl friends home this weekend in indianola, for the first time.
    i have met her parents a few times and they are great people. I am sure most of you have experienced this in your lives so Im asking for your advice.

    what should i expect?

    should I bring a gift like flowers or chocolates?

    thanks all



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Just be genuine and find a way to connect with her dad. No real need for gifts.



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Quote Originally Posted by cymate View Post
    fanatics, I have found my self in an interesting situation and I need your advice on something. I am Staying the weekend at my girl friends home this weekend in indianola, for the first time.
    i have met her parents a few times and they are great people. I am sure most of you have experienced this in your lives so Im asking for your advice.

    what should i expect?

    should I bring a gift like flowers or chocolates?

    thanks all


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    It's the her dad's world in that house. Buckle up and don't say anything stupid. Avoid talking politics, money, giving opinions on any subject. Just act confident and hope he tells stories and you laugh.



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Quote Originally Posted by cymate View Post
    fanatics, I have found my self in an interesting situation and I need your advice on something. I am Staying the weekend at my girl friends home this weekend in indianola, for the first time.
    i have met her parents a few times and they are great people. I am sure most of you have experienced this in your lives so Im asking for your advice.

    what should i expect?

    should I bring a gift like flowers or chocolates?

    thanks all
    Agree with AJK...be yourself. Remember those lessons your folks taught you. Be a gentleman. Offer to help out with things (like clearing the table after dinner). Talk to them like you want to get to know them. Don't recount your glory days of drinking or conquests. lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Just be genuine and find a way to connect with her dad. No real need for gifts.
    This. Just be yourself and relaxed. They will spot a mile away if you're being fake or trying to suck up. I agree with trying to connect with the dad.


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    Re: Meeting the parents

    i am a little nervous



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    If you sneak into her room at night don't get caught.



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Regardless of your living arrangements, it's probably a good idea to show up with your own luggage. A guy that I knew tried to visit his own grandmother and made the mistake of walking in with a shared suitcase. He ended up staying at the local motel.



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    Re:Meeting the parents

    Bring something for mom: flowers, wine etc. Never can go wrong with that.



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Ask her what to expect. Once you get that figured out, make a game plan. I would also add never talk sports, unless her father is a good guy and happens to be a Cyclone fan.


    There are not many crowds or places in the country that have a better impact on the game than at Iowa State. The Cyclone fans are truly a sixth man. The place is so loud and always a fantastic crowd." - Former Kansas and current North Carolina head coach Roy Williams

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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Hug her mom and proclaim, "This just feels right."


    Last edited by Chipper; 11-10-2011 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: Meeting the parents

    do you guys have any good stories of meeting the parents??? i watched meet the parents to get psyched up. i guess it cant go as bad as that right??



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    Re: Meeting the parents

    Oh and even if you are 6'3 250 like me and the dad is much smaller. Always assume he has a gun... :jimlad: ...but seriously.



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