By Erin Minty
The recently announced engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickleback’s lead singer Chad Kroeger came as a big shock to fans around the world. Other people it came as a shock to were Chad’s parents. The couple admits to Hello! Canada magazine that Chad’s parents never met Lavigne before the engagement, reports UsMagazine.com. Kroeger says, “You never know what your parents are going to say when you tell them you’re getting married — especially when it’s with someone they haven’t met yet!” Apparently, he has never met the young singer’s parents either. The two seem very nervous about making a good first impression, but Lavigne adds, “Everyone is super stoked for us. The reaction from our friends and family has been awesome!”
What are some ways to impress your partner’s parents?
Meeting your partner’s parents the first time can be extremely nerve-wracking. Cupid has some advice on making a good impression the first time you meet:
1. Be confident: You don’t want to be shy on your first meeting with the parents, or your actions may be misinterpreted. Engage them in conversation and have a response to things that they say. Keep eye contact when speaking to them, and you will look interested and confident.
2. Dress to impress: Don’t show up wearing some old baggy sweatpants or something with holes. You don’t need to wear a tuxedo or gown either, but you want to look presentable when you first meet your partner’s parents. A lot of a first impression has to do with the way you look, just like on a job interview. So, be polished and look nice for your first meeting.
3. Show love for your partner: All parents just want to know that their child is happy. If you love your partner: show it! Don’t do anything inappropriate, but smile and show your appreciation to your partner in front of his or her parents. It will make their parents much more open to you to see their child loves you back.
How do you impress your partner’s parents on your first meeting? Let us know below.
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