Ever brought home a new bf and your parents really, really like him?

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    Dec 24, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    How about when they like him almost too much? I'm not complaining, mind you - but having a hunky guy you just brought home for the first time - hitting it off with you mom and standing there talking with her about everything from Episcopal church doctrine to gourmet foods is a little bit disconcerting! I know this is far preferable to having your parents treat a new bf in a cold way - but it still baffles me somewhat - how they can talk for hours! I guess I should just go with it!
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    Dec 24, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    whats wrong? you don't like you got a good guy? you wanting to rebel a little? want the family to hat him so you can have a classic family stand off... you against the world.. huh.. huh.. well.. icon_razz.gif
  • hartfan

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    Dec 24, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Wouldn't mind if that happened to me.
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    Dec 24, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    That would be the day! lol
  • GQjock

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    Dec 24, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    My last BF was like that
    He really WAS a good guy icon_wink.gif
  • Delivis

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    Dec 24, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    I would be very worried if my boyfriend got along very well with my parents, as i cant stand em..icon_smile.gif

    Seriously though, sounds like a great catch!
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    Dec 24, 2008 11:05 PM GMT
    Yep and he has been my partner for nearly 11 years (Jan. 3rd to be exact). My mom LOVES my partner.
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    Dec 25, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    One time, and we were both pretty drunk.

    He fell off of the couch, and just decided to keep sitting on the floor.

    My mom thought it was adorable.
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    Dec 25, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    My boyfriends sister loves me....icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 25, 2008 1:43 AM GMT


    We're really close to each others' Moms. Interesting.
  • txsin

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    Dec 25, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    yes, that was maybe 2 years ago and still to this day its still kind of odd. I brought my bf Randy home for christmas and all my family loved him, even to this day if my sister calls me my niece will ask to talk to her "uncle Barney" not me, not even to say hi , all the nieces want to talk to "uncle Barney". icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 25, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    Yes, when my mother met my husband she could not stop talking about him. Now when I call home, either my mother or father always ask for him and want to know how he is doing first before they ask me anything about me.
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    Dec 25, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    thats a nice problem to have, and i doubt i'll ever have it. the folks would have really really liked 'her' (even a crazy obnoxious one) but 'him' they will likely not accept, given that this is a san francisco induced 'phase' im sufferring from.
    oddly enough, i'm cool with that.icon_biggrin.gif

    oh, merry christmas everyone.
  • junknemesis

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    Dec 25, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    Unfortunatly I've never had a boyfriend, but I can tell you that if your parents get along with him, how can that ever be a bad thing? You're quite fortunate to have found someone your parents approve of, as they could have an instinctual way of knowing a great guy for you when they meet one.

    *DISCLAIMER: The above statement should not be taken for Doctrine, as it may not apply in every circumstance! Use disgression when having your BF meet the parents*

    **Not a disclaimer: Have a Happy Christmas everyone!**
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    Dec 25, 2008 1:24 PM GMT
    My family loves my ex. They still ask about him. Can't say it was immediate (as I had just come out to them a couple months earlier), but they do really like him.

    Now, I just have to get them used to the concept of another guy in my life.
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    Dec 25, 2008 1:39 PM GMT
    My partner's sister & I get along really well, she sent me a Christmas card this year thanking me for having joined their family, signed it as my sister-in-law. Even his older brother seems to like me, and in the past he's been hostile to gays in general. My partner's parents are both dead, as are mine.

    The trick with the brother was to talk old cars, which he collects, a genuine interest are of mine. I find if you can discover some common conversation topic it makes things a lot easier (though I could never do gourmet foods like in the OP).

    Another ex used to love to bring me to his parents' home for dinner, which was nearby. He said I got them all to talk & smile around the table, which he claimed they never did when he went there alone, they just sat in silence. His mother knew I was his BF, but his father was clueless, or so we believed, thought I was just an ordinary friend.
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    Dec 25, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    My parents my my partner for the first time 4 years ago 2 days before Christmas. By Christmas he became the "favorite" son-in-law.

    My mom holds an on-going contest...which of the three son-in-laws are her favorite? She is easily bribed by nice comments and especially gifts. =) Something good happens and she'll say,"Boys? Someone's taking the lead!" The other two will then moan and will talk about the guy being a kiss-ass. Then they'll sneak in and compliment her on something to try and inch up a little. It's all in great fun.

    My family is deranged...and very funny! =)