CLEO Asks: How Can You Impress His Parents?
It’s one thing to impress a guy, and a whole other thing to impress his parents. And since you’ll be seeing your boyfriend’s parents around a fair bit (and potentially for decades to come), it’s really important that they not only get to know you, but learn to like you. Don’t know how to go about working your magic on them? Here are some tips from our CLEO Bachelors.
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“Be yourself. It’s a common answer but there’s a lot of truth behind it. If you stress yourself out, you might end up having preconceived notions about them and what they expect from you, which is incredibly unnecessary and may hinder you from being you.”
– CLEO Bachelors 2018 Modern Man winner Leonard Heng
“It’s good to have good manners and etiquette, and you shouldn’t be too shy about talking to them. It’s normal to feel awkward when meeting someone’s parents for the first time, but you shouldn’t let it get the better of you as it can be contagious.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2018 Nicholas Leong
“Don’t be shy or awkward; just be yourself and engage in conversations with them. Get to know them and let them get to know you. It’ll also be good if you can find common topics to talk about.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2018 Hadi Danial
“It’ll be good to show his parents that you can cook as that demonstrates that you can take care of a family. That said, you should also show that you’re career-oriented. Yes, women have a more difficult job when it comes to impressing parents!”
– CLEO Bachelors 2018 Freshest Face winner Kelvin Ho