When you begin dating someone, there are always certain steps that define how serious you are.
One of them is the first time you call each other a boyfriend or girlfriend out loud, another is when you say “I love you” for the first time, and yet another is when you meet each other’s family. Of course it all depends on the relationship and the family, but meeting the parents or siblings can be a pretty awkward time. You want to impress them but stay true to yourself at the same time. Sometimes, it’s the parents that get embarrassing or (more often) hilarious.
Redditors got together to share their stories on the awkward moments with their significant other’s parents, and we’re sure you can relate.
Chinese Take Out
About 2 months into dating my ex I stayed round her house. We get it on during the night, roll over and fall asleep. Next morning I go downstairs to make a cup of tea and bump into her brother.
Brother: I thought you guys had dinner before you got here?
Me: Yeah we did, how come?
Brother: Well, it sounded like she enjoyed her Chinese last night.
Couldn’t look the dude in the eyes for a couple of weeks…
Edit: Yes, I can confirm I’m Asian. (novaposter)
Grandma Say What?!
Not about my SO, but an awkward in-law moment nonetheless. Not long after eloping, my (now ex-) wife and I went to her conservative family’s for Thanksgiving. It was my first time meeting any of her extended family.
Mother-in-law: Why don’t you sit over here next to Grandma. Grandma: He’s afraid I’ll rape him! room erupts into awkward laughter Me: You can’t rape the willing, Grandma. dead silence (CourtOfMiracles)
Not awkward so much as proud.
Big Thanksgiving dinner. My freshly betrothed wife with me, meeting most of the extended family for the first time. My wife is originally from Arkansas, but moved away years ago and doesn’t have much of an accent.
My mother decides to be a smart ass and asks my wife, loudly, “So when are you two going to have kids?”
My wife, smiles, drops into the trashiest of white-trash accents and responds, “Well, I been a swallowing and a swallowing, but ain’t nothin’ done caught yet.”
I do believe that was the first time I’ve seen my mother speechless. (bushel)