Impressing your boyfriend’s mother is not always an easy task.
She’s obviously protective of him and wants what’s best for him!
So don’t get thrown out if you feel like she’s not being as friendly as you’d like her to be!
Here are some things you can do to get her to like you!
1. Find Out A Little About Her Interests Before You Meet Her.
Ask your guy a bit about her interests, what she likes to do, etc., before meeting her.
This will give you a good idea of what you can talk to her about and help build friendly terrain.
2. Dress to Impress!
Yes, of course, you want her to like you for who you are as a person and notice your personality, but nothing wrong with impressing her with your style of dress either!
Remember, woman, in some situations, the first impression is the last impression!
And before she even talks to you, she’s going to look at you.
So dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion!
3. Show Interest in What She’s Saying.
Don’t stay out when she’s talking to you.
Even if it’s something you have absolutely no interest in, try to listen and have a conversation with her.
Show her that you’re interested will definitely make her like you.
4. Don’t brag about yourself.
We’re sure your boyfriend did a lot of that.
That’s why she’s interested in meeting you too!
So don’t talk about yourself.
You don’t want to come across as “Miss knows it all” or like you’re trying to show off!
5. Be Respectful, Obviously!
It goes without saying that you should be polite but go above and beyond.
I’m not saying you should kiss her feet or bow your head when you meet her, but try and respect her beliefs.
You may have a different set of beliefs, but don’t tell her hers are wrong!
Find a balance.
Keep yours and respect hers at the same time.
6. Don’t Be Too Shy!
While you should respect someone’s values or beliefs, you also don’t have to be overly cautious or shy!
There’s no way she can get to know you well enough if you just agree with everything she says and never put your own opinion forward.
Post your opinion if you’re having a conversation, but be careful in your approach!
7. Worship Her Child A Little!
Not as her boyfriend, but actually as a person and her son.
Compliment his manners, and talk about his accomplishments.
These things point to the good upbringing that she gave her children.
So the fact that you noticed and care to mention the details will make her happy!
8. Send her a greeting text or call from time to time.
And if you’re not the type who wants to be constantly texting or on the phone with his mom, make sure you at least wish her well on special occasions!
9. Don’t Even For A Second Try To Compete With Her.
Nor with any of your family members.
A particular man’s mother can sometimes be a little territorial about her son.
So even if she is telling him to do something in front of you and you have the urge to tell him not to do it, hold back!
He may be your boyfriend and you have the right to give him your opinion, but don’t try to convince him to do something his mother thinks he should do.
Especially in front of her!
10. Don’t Raise Sensitive Topics.
Don’t start talking about things you know are inappropriate for you to mention.
You may know a lot about his family because your boyfriend told you, but it’s for you to know and not to argue.
Even with her.
So don’t start by asking or talking about any kind of family drama or problems he might have mentioned to you!
11. Start by making a plan for next time.
Politely offer to take her out to lunch or coffee in the future.
Even if she doesn’t accept it right away, it will make her feel like you care enough about your child to make an effort with her too.
12. Don’t overdo it, but show your care and affection for your boyfriend when she’s around.
Don’t start out being obviously touchy-feely, but show how much you care by doing or saying sweet little things.
She wants her son to be happy after all.
So if she sees that you genuinely care and love him, she has no reason not to like you!