Meeting the Parents

by Modern Miss Manners

Oh, jesus. Just remember your table manners*, bring a bottle of decent red wine (unless they don’t drink – then bring black and white cookies because that’s an NYC staple and straight-up mom bait, I’ve seen it in action) and listen to every single story your significant other’s parents tell you with rapt attention. Do not make this about you – unless they ask. Then be prepared to charm, to wow, to woo. It’s like the Westminister at that dinner table: you’re a showdog. Woof.

*Table manners post to follow. Hold your collective barn-raised breath.