Things People Do When They First Meet The Parents

Things People Do When They First Meet The Parents

Meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents for the first time is a big deal. Here are 15 things to avoid doing so you don’t mess up your first impression on them.

Trying To Over Impress Them

They’ll see right through your act and they won’t be impressed at all.


Belittling others in front of your partner’s parents will only make you look bad.

Being Obnoxiously Loud

They get it, you’re nervous, but that doesn’t mean you need to be ridiculously loud to cover your anxiety.

Overstaying Their Welcome

Pay attention to social cues to tell you when it’s appropriate to leave, or else the parents may get annoyed that they have to entertain you for hours past their bedtime.

Leaving Early

On the other hand, if you skip out too soon they may think you’re rude. If you’re paying attention, you’ll be able to tell when it’s the right time to make your departure since I’m sure you’ll be dying to leave after an hour or two.

Being Overly Affectionate

Their parents already know that you like their kid, so there’s no need to get all lovey-dovey in front of them.

Talking About Religion Or Politics

It’s best to avoid bringing up any controversial topics, and when someone starts talking about politics or religion, it’s sure to lead to an unwanted heated debate.

Dressing Inappropriately

Always dress to impress when meeting parents for the first time, or else they will think meeting them isn’t important to you.

Don’t Offer To Help Clean Up

Of course they’ll decline your offer, but it’s best to show your willing to help out. It’s rude to just sit back and wait for them to clear your dishes, or clean up messes.

Turning Into An Introvert

Some people get shy when meeting someone for the first time, but make sure it doesn’t happen when meeting your significant other’s parents. It’s always awkward for someone to be anti-social when they need to make a good first impression.

Playing On Their Phone

Playing on your phone when meeting people is basically saying you don’t care what they think of you, or that you’re making a bad impression. Not the ideal way to meet someone’s parents for the first time.

Talking About Exes

Their parents most likely don’t care why your ex broke up with you, and discussing it only makes thing tense and weird.

Bodily Noises

They’re gross and not the best first impression, so please, hold it in.


You may not even realize you’re doing it, but they do. It doesn’t make you look mature or cool, so try to hold your tongue when meeting the parents.

Calling Them ‘Mom’ Or ‘Dad’

They probably won’t be too comfortable with you calling them ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ the first time you meet them.

Weirdest Reasons Why Real Couples Got Divorced

Weirdest Reasons Why Real Couples Got Divorced

His Taste In Movies

A woman divorced his husband because he didn’t like ‘Frozen’. Wait, someone didn’t like ‘Frozen’? Totally fair.

Third Wheel

A man decided to bring his mother to his honeymoon. Then his wife decided to divorce him. Wait, are you telling me that is wrong?

Crazy Cat Lady

A man divorced his wife after she adopted 550 cats. No, that’s not a random number.

Losers Weepers

A man bet his wife at a poker game and lost her. The wife divorced him and married the winner. Makes sense.


A woman realized her husband had her contact information on his cellphone under the lovely nickname ‘Guantanamo’. She proceeded to divorce him. Whatever happened to ‘Pooh-Bear’ and ‘Ladybug’?

Table manners

Apparently no one told this guy that you’re not supposed to eat green beans with bread instead of a fork. Now he’s single.

Bathing Bucket Dispute

Bathing buckets are a thing in India, and a woman took hers very seriously when she decided to divorce her husband for using it.

Clean Freak

A little smudge on a wall made a guy tear it down and build it up again. He’s now waiting to find another wife.

Social Media

If it’s not on Facebook, it didn’t happen, right? That’s what a woman thought when she filed for divorce after her husband failed to update his relationship status.

Olympic Support

The love for the Olympics lead this Chinese man to sell his house so he could run across the country in support for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Now he’s homeless and wifeless.

WoW Addiction

People can get really obsessed with video games. A woman claims that his husband was so addicted to World of Warcraft that she had to divorce him.

Too Ugly

A man sued his wife for having ugly children that looked nothing like them. Turns out the wife had extensive plastic surgery. He won a lot of money and his freedom.

Size Does Matter

A woman divorced his husband for being “too small”, if you know what I mean. Whatever happened to compatibility? Jeez.

50 Shades Of Nope

A powerful businesswoman decided to divorce her husband after ’50 Shades of Grey’ failed to spice up their sex life. Shouldn’t she be divorcing the author instead?

Just Another Woman

A woman lied about her age, saying she was 24 when she was actually 30, and her husband divorced her for it. Shouldn’t we be focusing on the fact that women still have to lie about silly stuff like that?

The Parrot Snitcher

A woman divorced her husband after their parrot started saying words and phrases like: “divorce”, “be patient” and “I love you”. Was the parrot being an undercover informant?

Food Harassment

A vegetarian man filed for divorce from his wife after he claims he was harassed with meat. Yup, that happens.

Yada Yada Yada

He just talked too much! So she obviously had to divorce him.

Taking Care Of Others

I assume there’s more to this story than I could find anywhere, but apparently a woman divorced her husband for feeding stray dogs. Their budget was tight, and he was spending everything.

No Sleep No Wife

If you snore, you’re getting divorced, end of story — at least for a woman who’d probably never heard of ear plugs.

Ways To Give The Perfect Apology To Your Ex After A Bad Breakup

Ways To Give The Perfect Apology To Your Ex After A Bad Breakup

Apologizing to an ex is not an easy task. Check out these tips to give the perfect apology!

Wait A Month

You should wait at least a month before apologizing so that you have plenty of time to process the breakup.

Apologize From The Heart

If you can’t apologize from the heart, you’re not ready to apologize.

Don’t Apologize Just To Get Him Or Her Back

You shouldn’t have a motive behind your apology.

Don’t Argue

You’re apology won’t mean anything to your ex if you end up arguing.

Apologize For Any Pain You Might Have Caused

If you recognize that you caused your ex pain, you need to apologize for it.

Apologize For The Right Reasons

You need to think about the reasons you’re apologizing to make sure you’re not doing it for selfish reasons.

Stay Calm & Be Patient

Your ex might get angry during your apology. If this happens, stay calm and wait till he or she is no longer angry.

Plan What You Will Say

Your ex will be able to tell that you put a lot of time and thought into your apology if you plan what you will say ahead of time.

Explain What Things You Did Wrong

Acknowledge that you know you did certain things wrong and explain them.

Don’t Put Any Blame On Him Or Her

Apologize for the things you did wrong, but do not bring up anything you think he or she did wrong.

Express Empathy

Acknowledge that you know how he or she must have felt when you did certain things.

Be Specific

Don’t beat around the bush with a broad apology.

Apologize In Person

If you can get your ex to meet you somewhere in person, you’re apology will be much more sincere.

Make Realistic Promises

You can make promises that you will work on certain issues, but if you want to get back together with your ex, don’t promise there will never be any conflict. That’s a promise you probably won’t be able to keep.

Follow Up With Positive Changes

This will show you meant everything you said. Actions speak louder than words.

10 Reasons You Should Cheat on Him

Reasons You Should Cheat on Him

There are certain obvious signs it’s time to have a little fun on the side.

  1. The Candy That He Ate

He gave you candy without flowers on Valentine’s Day, and as soon as you opened the candy he ate all the chocolates except the coconut one which he knew you hated.

  1. The Nasty Girl Next Door

On his laptop he replaced the screensaver of you in your wedding dress with a bikini shot of the new aerobics instructor who just moved in next door.

  1. The Flat He Expects You to Change

Last week when you had a blowout on the Interstate and pulled over on the shoulder he said, “I’ll open the trunk for you so you can change the tire.”

  1. His Cheating Co-worker

In the middle of the night on Tuesday he screamed out in his sleep: “Sabrina, I told you we can’t do this at work. Let’s wait till my wife goes to her sales expo in Akron!”

  1. The Bottle You Tried to Hide

When you confiscated all the bottles of Jack Daniels you noticed a funny smell in the paper milk carton and after he ate his Corn Flakes he began clucking like a rooster.

  1. The Grass Spot His Bad Habit Made

You noticed a strange bare spot where grass didn’t grow behind the back patio, and so you started spying on him when he went out there and discovered he took a leak on that spot every night at 7:30.

  1. The Silly Game He’d Rather Play Than Satisfy You

When you told him you were in the mood two weeks ago he came to bed at 12:30 and played Candy Crush Saga on his phone till you were out cold.

  1. His Old Aunt Betty

He deleted all the text messages from females on his phone except the ones from his sister Ruthie and his Aunt Betty in Tacoma.

  1. What He Reminds You of In Bed

He snores like a hog and claims you do.

  1. A New Partner

Because the most gorgeous guy you ever saw in your life just asked you to go to Maui with him for a week.

Things All Couples Should Do Together Before Getting Married

Things All Couples Should Do Together Before Getting Married

Don’t even think about getting married before you do these things with your significant other!

  1. Go On Date Nights Regularly

If you don’t get in the habit of going on dates before you get married, you’ll never go on dates once you get married.

  1. Travel

Go somewhere new you both have been wanting to visit.

  1. Spend Time Doing Things You Both Love

Spending time doing things you both enjoy will bring you closer.

  1. Spill Your Secrets

It’s not good to go into marriage with skeletons still in your closet.

  1. Decide Where You Will Live

Are you going to live closer to his place of employment or yours? Do you want to live in the country or in the city?

  1. Divide Household Chores

Who’s going to do the laundry? Are you each going to do your own laundry? Who will do the dishes?

  1. Become Friends With Each Other’s Friends

It’s important to like each other’s friends so you can all spend time together.

  1. Have A Big Fight & Make Up

If you go into marriage without ever having a big fight, you won’t know how you’ll handle a fight once it happens.

  1. Talk About Kids

You need to talk about how many kids each of you wants to have or if you don’t want to have children.

  1. Get A Pet Together

You need to make sure you are both capable of sharing the responsibility of taking care of something.

  1. Spend Time With Each Other’s Families

It’s important to make sure you are comfortable around each other’s families before you get married.

  1. Spend Time Doing What The Other Person Loves

It’s good to share interests, but you should also try to like some of the other person’s hobbies as well.

  1. Spend Time With Married Couples

This will give you a feel of what it’s really like to be married.

  1. Talk About Your Finances

You need to know how much debt you both have. You should also discuss who will pay the bills.

  1. Live Together

Being in a relationship with someone is one thing. Living with that person is completely different. Making sure you can live together before you get married might save your marriage.

Dating Advice For Teen Guys

Dating Advice For Teen Guys

In today’s world, you may be surprised to know that teenagers count for 25 percent of the dating population. The percentage of teens engaging in sexual encounters with or without dating is up to 48 percent. With that said, dating and sex can be a confusing time for teens. Here are tips to help teens guys on the dating trail.

Study Up On A Girl’s Likes

Dating someone who has common interests will not only make dating more comfortable, but also more fun.

Exchange Phone Numbers

Don’t just text each other; actually talk to each other at least twice a week. Having actual conversations minus the texting will help you bond and help you both learn how to have actual conversations when you are together.

Friends First

This is the part where adults screw up. They jump right into dating without forming a friendship, and some guys think that if a girl just is being “friendly,” she isn’t interested in more. This is assuming the wrong thing.

Stay Away From Sex

As tempting as it is to engage in sexual relations, if you are under the age of 19, you really shouldn’t be engaging in sex with multiple partners. Sex makes everything complicated. Besides getting pregnant, you could also be in danger of STDs. If you are serious about your partner and dated exclusively for six months, then you take the next step.

Flirting Doesn’t Equal Pick-Up Lines

A pick-up line is NOT flirting. It’s a coward’s way of trying to get a booty call or a girl’s number. They are lame and shouldn’t be used … ever!

Don’t Be Afraid To Show Affection

Most men today are afraid to show their feelings. There is no written rule that say men can’t show their feelings. The stereotype that men are tough needs to vanish. A woman wants to know that you appreciate her, think about her and want her.

Be Clean

A complete turn-off is when a guy smells and is dirty-looking besides the cologne and aftershave overkill. Make sure you stay clean and neat as well.

Dress The Part

This does not mean you should not have your own style. Tidy yourself up, and make sure that you are clean and not wrinkled. Also, pay attention to your hair. Wear a belt regardless of whether or not the shirt you are wearing is tucked in. Opt for the clothes which are suitable for the situation. Be trendy, but still be yourself.

Don’t Be Cocky

No woman is going to care about you constantly bragging. In fact, the more you brag, the more you chase away a woman who in fact can be very suitable for you.

Use Your Manners

Today’s parents don’t teach their children manners. Not only that, but most kids today don’t even know how to respect others. Open a door for a lady, let her sit down first, be polite and respectful. That will get you far.

Pay For The First Date

Don’t be cheap. Pay for the first date. It’s called chivalry — let’s not have it be totally dead.

Group Dating Is A Great Idea

If you are nervous about going on a date alone, go out on a group date instead. Double-dating is a great idea even in 2015.

Communication Is Key

If you don’t communicate how you feel, how is she expected to know what you are thinking, wanting or feeling? Don’t fall for the stereotype that all guys need to be tough. It’s more than okay to tell her how you feel. August Collects

Stay Off Facebook

Instead of going on Facebook to talk about your relationship, here’s an idea: just talk to the person you are in a relationship with! 90 percent of divorces mention Facebook as a reason. Social media ruins relationships because instead of having face-to-face conversations, you are relying on social media.

Sexting Is A No-No

Put down the phone. I repeat, put down the phone. Stop sending sexual photos that can one day come back and haunt you. Not only that, but you are not sure what your partner will end up doing with those photos. So why risk it?

The Different Types Of Men On Dating Apps

The Different Types Of Men On Dating Apps

These guys are a dime a dozen. You’ll see them all over the dating apps and recognize them easily. If you learn nothing else from their profile, at least you know they aren’t that original.

  1. No Filter

This guy is straight to the point, no small talk. I guess his awesome personality hasn’t been too successful and he is over wasting time. “That’s so hot, right?” said no girl, ever. Bye, Felipe.

  1. Forum Troll

This guy took to a bodybuilding forum to ask if his “aesthetics were enough” to bag 7/10 and above Tinder chicks, since he heard the cute “sloots” are super picky. Honey, your looks are not the problem; it is literally everything else.

  1. Carcasses Are Not Attractive

This is an automatic no. Your hunting and fishing photos gross women out.

  1. The Gun Show

I’d like to return my tickets, please.

  1. Those Earrings

I only matched with you so I could instruct you to change your settings because you are obviously not looking for women.

  1. Puppies Photos Are Cheating

To spark my interest with a photo of an adorable dog is simply not fair.

  1. Cat Man

… Or a cat, for that matter.

  1. Ex-Girlfriend

Well, this is awkward.

  1. Ladies Man

Oh, you hang out with girls. That must mean you’re a good guy!

  1. The Musician

In this particular case, he’s a poet too. Perspiration engulfing his luscious locks just doesn’t sound very appealing.

  1. Mr. Fascinating

This guy leads an interesting life and many women would call him a dreamboat. Take this as a warning sign. Keep in mind, ladies — he knows exactly how special he is and he will take full advantage of it. You’ll have a very hard time winning the heart of this man.

  1. Instagram Artist

Follow this guy to see more of his selfie art. Or, you could just not.

  1. Emoji Guy

If you can be summarized by a series of emojis, I feel really bad for you.

  1. Gun Nut

In this case he comes with a side of godawful humor.

  1. Braggadocious

Brag car, brag kitchen, brag boat – some guys just love to show off. These fellas don’t seem to realize that this attracts exactly the kind of woman that makes them think all women are superficial.