Meeting your love interest’s friends for the first time is a very important moment. It could happen on the first date, or it could happen several dates later. No matter when it takes place, you always want to make a good first impression.
Why should you care about meeting their friends? Basically, they are just as important to your love interest as you are. In addition, they’ve been in his life much longer that you have. There’s history there as well as an established support system. Friends have been there for both the good and bad times in your love interest’s life. Thus, he trusts them and values their opinion.
So, if you think that you’re going to meet your date’s friends soon, use the following tips:
Be Nice to Your Date
This may seem like a stupid tip, but make sure that you are overly nice to your date. Make your feelings about your date be known to everyone. Remember that your date’s friends are going to be watching your every move to ensure that you are good dating material. In situations like this, good manners go a long way. They want to know if you are a likeable person and whether or not you are a good match for their friend.
Show that you are interested in these friends by asking plenty of questions. Don’t talk too much about yourself. Get to know them. Doing so shows you are concerned about others, and that you are not a selfish person.
Share Something About Yourself
Share and be transparent with your date’s friends. However, this doesn’t mean that you tell your whole life story. Make a point of showing vulnerability. Allow them to learn more about you.
Drink Alcohol Sparingly
Although you don’t want to come off as prudish, you also don’t want to drink too much and embarrass anyone. Not only will show that you don’t have good judgement, but it also shows that you lack discipline. The goal is to make a great first impression.
Respect the Opinions of Others
Everyone has unique opinions. Don’t allow yourself to get emotional when these opinions differ from yours. Not everyone has the same viewpoints on things such as religion, money or politics. Use this time to get to know your date’s friends, which requires restraint on your part. As time goes by, and you become a more permanent part of the group, you’ll get the chance to express your opinions in more detail.
Don’t Appear Needy
You don’t want these friends to think that you are too needy. Don’t cling to your date. This will make you look borderline desperate. These friends must see you as a confidant individual who makes their friend very happy.
Make Sure You’re Well Groomed
Looks are very important when it comes to first impressions. Make sure you look, smell and feel your best. These are the main things that they will judge about you. So make sure that your grooming is impeccable.
If you follow the aforementioned tips, you’ll have no problems making a first impression on your love interest’s friends. Have fun and enjoy yourself.