Family reunions are particularly hard for single people, what with all the questions on why you haven’t found a bae yet. But this year is going to be different. You finally got yourself some sweet lovin’ and you can’t wait to shove the face of the love of your life to the faces of your titos and titas who’ve made a hobby out of asking why you’re still single. But before packing your love with your potluck, here are 8 questions to ask yourselves letting your bae meet your crazy family.
8. Is your bae a small talk expert?
Small talk is present in any social gathering, and if your bae is particularly good at it, they’ll be able to survive in the wild that is your family reunion.
Avoid getting too specific or rant-y because you just might get yourself into the fires of a political debate. Stick to topics like the weather, the ridiculous campaign jingles, or the toupee your young-at-heart tito started wearing to keep the conversation going.
Another tip: if you think things are getting awkward just get yourself another drink.
7. Is your darling willing to get sweaty from playing with kids?
The pamangkins are like little sugar-filled torpedos. If your bae can keep up with them and get their trust and adoration, your relatives may love him or her more than you do.
6. Is your boo willing to eat anything that your titas put on his or her plate?
Your bae should be ready for that one tita who always wishes indigestion on everyone.
5. Are you ready to tell your love story for at least 20 times that one night?
“So, paano kayo nag-meet?” will probably be one of the most-heard questions for you in your reunion. To have a consistent story, make sure to practice telling your love story in front of the mirror. Not only will you and your bae sound sweet for finishing each other’s sentences, but you’ll also be able to brag to your relatives your success in love. And isn’t bragging about your achievements what family reunions are about?
4. Do your parents like your bae?
Even more important than your relatives’ opinion on your bae are your parents’. If the relationship between your parents and bae is still pretty rocky, you may want to postpone your bae’s reunion debut and let him/her sweep your parents off their feet first.
3. Is your other half the one that you want, ooh ooh ooh, the one that you need?
Bringing your other half to a family reunion is basically saying to them, “Hey this guy/gal’s going to be the person I’m going to make babies with, please come to our wedding. Thanks!” So before you even send this message to your relatives, make sure that you’re sure your other half is the only other half you’ll ever want and vice versa. FOREVER.
2. Is your bae ready to be on the hot seat?
A family reunion renders all adults full of food and booze. They all let their verbal filters loose and this makes it the perfect place to target the possible additions to the family aka your bae.
1. Are you two physically ready for the parlor games?
Make sure one of you is strong enough to carry the other for the classic Newspaper Stop Dance.
If you answered yes to most of the questions, it’s probably safe to bring your ladylove or boy toy to meet the fam.
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