10 Ways To Impress Your Girlfriends Father:
So you’re in a relationship, congratulations! You are probably happy as Larry going through your days with your new girlfriend, but now she’s approached you by saying “My dad wants to meet you” now your shitting a brick… It’s make or break time! You need to make sure you are making a good impression with your girlfriends father, and to do that, you are here! Well, let me give you a little guidance into what I think works, and has worked in the past! The information below has also been taken from what my friends did and their friends, so we have some credible sources behind me!
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING:
First impressions are so important, you don’t realise it but the father is going to judge and sum you up very quickly, he is going to take “Dad role” very seriously at this point, with the main question running through his head “Is this bloke, good enough for my girl?” So do make sure you are on your best behaviour.
2. DRESS TO IMPRESS
Okay, you have arrived at the door, wearing sweatpants and a vest, what’s his impression of you going to be? Not to good… Now I’m not saying arrived in a three piece suit wearing a monocle and holding a bottle of 1968 port.. Now you have gone over the top. But wearing a nice blazer, polished shoes and nice jeans goes along way!
3. BRING A GIFT
Going the extra mile goes along way, and they will remember you for it. A bottle of wine shows you are thankful for being invited into their home. Have the right gift though, don’t bring a can of red bull and a packet of gum…
4. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Of course, the father is going to have different interests to you, he’s going to like different things to you, so do your research and find out what he likes and doesn’t like just so you don’t step on any toes.
5. MANNERS MAKETH A MAN
Yes gentleman, this is the time to show how well mannered you are, speak well, be polite and show them how much of a gentleman you are to prove to the father you really are the best thing for his daughter. ( In addition, don’t swear, makes you seem more professional. )
6. KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES
No matter how long you two have been going out, or how well you think you know her, don’t overstep your boundaries, if you need to bite your tongue.
7. CHARM & COMPLIMENT
Following on from number 5, make sure you are charming and spreading the compliments around, about his house, maybe his car and wine, but most of all his daughter!
8. BUT REMEMBER… NO ONE LIKES A TRY HARD
You have to remember though, don’t be a try hard, he will easily be able to weave his way through so the bullshit, so compliment when necessary and be polite. But being extra nice and extra “loving” will show the father its all an act.
9. KEEP THE PDA AT BAY
Even if you are in that lovey dovey stage of the relationship, keep the PDA at bay, no father wants to see his daughter smooching on the couch with some bloke.
10. PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
We all have strengths and weaknesses, so play to your strengths and leave the weaknesses at the door. This is much like a job interview, you don’t go into a job interview saying all the stupid shit you have done with your mates, or when you have been so pissed you couldn’t stand… so don’t say it when you are meeting the father.
If you have any other ways you think could help impress your girlfriends father, comment below or tweet me @mrjamesvincent.
Have a great afternoon,