Managing your body language
Be alert, attentive and interested in your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s parents by keeping your body language in check.
Listen empathetically, lean forward and nod at appropriate times. Pick an easy topic for conversation, which will not get too heated. Avoid swearing and don’t talk too much about yourself. Don’t tap your foot or look at your watch, and certainly do not sit with your legs hanging wide open.
They may be testing you at times with unnecessary questions about your life, education and about the money you make, but don’t get rude in return. You don’t know where they stand in issues close to their heart.