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Every father wants that his daughter gets a partner who will love and support her, just the way he did. Every prospective groom needs to understand the importance of making a good impression on his future father-in-law. Well, everyone from George Newbern, Father of the Bride to Ben Stiller, Meet the Parents to Shah Rukh Khan, Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge and Ayushmann Khurrana, Bewakoofiyaan, had to work hard to get their fathers-in-law's seal of approval. So, how can you escape this? Well, here are a few points that you should keep in mind while impressing the ‘father of the bride’.
When it comes to his daughter, every father first checks out the overall look of the guy. Good formal attire, neatly styled hair and a clean-shaven face- are the things that affect the appearance of the prospective groom, especially when he meets his father-in-law for the first time. If this is a love marriage situation, make sure your girlfriend approves your look and clothes before you go to talk to her father. She will be a better judge of what her father would or would not like.
It is normal to feel like you have a fire-breathing dragon hovering over your head. But, these tips will help you to hold your ground, and behave like a gentleman around your in-laws no matter how nervous you get. Take flowers or chocolates for your future mother-in-law or sister-in-law. Open doors and pull out the chairs for them. If your father-in-law sees how helpful and thoughtful you are towards your in-laws, then you will surely win his approval.
It might feel strange to mingle with your girlfriend’s family for the first time, but make sure your shyness does not portray a picture of you being a boring person. Strike up interesting and intelligent conversations. Ask her dad about his background and family members, etc. This will make your father-in-law feel that you are interested in getting closer to their family.
Do tell her father about your dreams and ambitions. Frame a picture of where you are now and where you intend to reach. Present your goals in a way that they appear realistic. This will make your father-in-law feel comfortable and secure about his daughter’s future.
There is no greater turn-off than a person who blows his own trumpet. Letting the others know about your plans is a wise step, but constantly talking about yourself may leave a negative impact. Your self-obsession may not go down well with your future father-in-law.
When you are in the company of your in-laws, public display of affection (PDA) is something that you should avoid at all costs. Holding hands and smiling at your girlfriend are clear signs of love, but you should not cross this threshold in front of your father-in-law.
A father needs assurance that his future son-in-law will support his daughter at every stage of life. He requires clear and honest communication from your side. Your father-in-law will be observing and judging you closely. Be yourself, remain calm, and handle every situation in the best possible manner. Her father will be scrutinising you at all times, as his daughter’s future depends on you.
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Remember, a father is entrusting you with his precious little girl, so he will be watching each and every step you take. So, it is best to be honest and clear while interacting with your future father-in-law.
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