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It’s true that I grew up in a culture where meeting the parents is not regarded as an earth-shattering step.I consider my family to be a direct extension of myself and so, in a way, introducing men to them is a form of Darwinism, allowing me to weed out the weakest contenders who cannot survive the chaos of my household (who can forget the travesty that was The Old Flower? My parents have met all of my friends and boyfriends, hence any new face will be welcomed with nothing but a friendly invitation to co-consume alcohol and talk sh*t about me.Of the many noteworthy events that create a relationship history, one stands out as particularly likely during the holidays. People worry about meeting their significant others’ families, and, well, they probably should.A first impression, after all, is a lasting impression, potentially shaping the quality of future interactions (Rabin & Schrag, 1999).
Whereas I met my all of my previous boyfriends’ families back in Canada after just a short while, I only met the family of one of my Japanese boyfriends.
Bringing a new flame home to be grilled by mum and dad is awkward in any blossoming romance, but ITV placed this moment centre stage in tonight’s series premiere of Meet The Parents.
Hosted by Holly Willoughby, the dating series sees family members involved with the initial courting process, to help find a suitable love match for their son or daughter.
“Honey we are on our way from a cruise, passing through Paris today.” Confused, I muttered something about the possibility of my parents being in town.
What followed can only be described as a full-on panic attack.