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So you’ve been dating your man for a few weeks and he’s finally deemed you worthy to meet his friends. He’s probably been ditching them on Guy’s Night Out so that he can stay home and cuddle with you, so they want to meet this magical woman who has their boy whipped. And since things must be going well between you to the point where he wants you to meet his friends, he may want their opinion of you to see if it goes any further. While I’m sure you’ve decided that you’ll be your charming self, he may misconstrue you being “overly friendly” as flirting, so you have to be careful when making first impressions. If you’re a little nervous or unsure of the fine line that you should not cross when meeting his friends for the first time, here are a few things to keep in mind when hanging with his people.
Meeting your man’s parents can be a terrifying experience – especially when it means coming face to face with probably the most important woman in his life – his MOTHER. After all, most men hold their mothers in high regard – almost to a standard that no woman can meet – so consider yourself lucky that he wants to make the introduction. Men may not admit it, but they all want to find a woman they can bring home to mom, one they respect and admire enough to show off and be proud of – and one his mother would approve of. Now, if he doesn’t respect or love his mother, then RUN. But if your boo and his mother are tight (note: not a mama’s boy – big difference), there are some rules you need to follow when meeting her for the first time so that you make a good impression, get her stamp of approval, and give confirmation to your man that you just may be the one he’s been looking for.
According to Dr. Paul Dobransky, a psychologist, relationship expert and author of The Secret Psychology of How We Fall in Love, “In the first five minutes of meeting someone, it’s generally physical beauty that attracts men. That’s actually the very first step of courtship for them.” As he explains, this doesn’t mean all guys are after supermodel-type good looks. Instead, he’s referring to the fact that every man has his own individual taste in women, physically. The bottom line is, in those crucial first moments, “It’s not about personality, intellect, career or any other crucial things that make up a relationship. At first, its just sex appeal,” he says. So what, specifically, does he value as important about your initial appearance?
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