So you’ve been dating for a while now and feel like it’s time to get serious. There’s no better way to show your commitment than meeting your partner’s parents, right? But what if their parents are just like Michelle Yeoh in Crazy Rich Asians weh?!
Well, everyone gets nervous when meeting their potential future in-laws for the first time. These happily married Malaysians went through just that and have some tips for you love birds out there to make a lasting good impression. Check out their stories and all the best!
1. Open houses, open hearts
“Oh look at all these guests, potential witnesses… Don’t hurt me…”
“Unlike in the movies, meeting your BF or GF’s parents for the first time is not necessarily some dramatic moment but is best kept casual. Why not do what I did and meet them at their annual festive open house?”
“That way, you won’t be the sole focus of the occasion so your nerves can relax a bit lah! Especially if the both of you never told them you’re coming over. It’s also the perfect chance to get to know your partner’s family; not just their parents. Just don’t forget to bring some gifts okay!”
“Psst, if it all goes south, you can always blend in with the open house crowd and hide…”
- Vincent, 27, Subang Jaya.
2. Show off how dependable you are
“At the end of the day, they only want the best for their child…”
“The notion that a woman’s job is just to stay at home and take care of children is outdated, even amongst our elder generation. Having both husband and wife working in a household is the norm nowadays. Hence most parents expect someone that’s dependable as a son or daughter in law.
“That’s why you need to showcase how reliable you are (especially financially!) within the short moment you have with them. Prepare for the meeting as if it’s a job interview and try to segue the conversation to your 5-year-career plan and relate it to the family planning that you and your partner are building together.”
“Of course, having your partner complimenting you would be helpful as well. Ask them to hype up how financially stable you are or how your current position in your company is the envy of many.”
“A marriage doesn’t survive with just love, but also commitment and hard work. Your future in-laws know that all too well, and it’s up to you to convey that you are ready for it.”
- Chloe, 25, Old Klang Road.
3. Everything will be fine with fine dining
Source: Reader’s Digest
“Don’t be a cheapskate, just spend lebih sikit..”
“If you’re meeting your future in-laws over dinner, make sure to pick the right location. Here’s your chance to make a lasting impression and even if you’re a little bit kedekut, now’s not the time to show your true colours! At least wait until after the tea pouring ceremony lah…”
“This is, after all, an intimate moment which can be the start of an everlasting relationship so splash out the cash and opt for an atas restaurant that has good ambience and even better food.”
“Know what to order. Make it look like you’re a regular there and you’ll definitely wow them. When it comes to paying for the dinner, please don’t embarrass yourself by digging into your wallet to find spare change but use a credit card. Come on, this is your chance to show off a bit!”
“Having the right card for the right moment is important. Bring out your Standard Chartered Visa Platinum card, and your future in-laws will not just nod in approval, but you’ll be super rewarded too.”
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“For goodness sake, don’t take them out to dinner at a random mamak..”
- Lucas, 28, Damansara.
There you have it, some words of wisdom from those who have experienced and survived the whole ordeal. Hopefully, this could help with getting your relationship to the next level!
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