A first impression, after all, is a lasting impression, potentially shaping the quality of future interactions (Rabin & Schrag, 1999).
For example, in the first few moments of your introduction, if your future in-laws laugh and think you have a good sense of humor, they may very well think you have good sense of humor for years and years to come, interpreting even somewhat lackluster remarks as more evidence that you are indeed witty, funny, or clever.
If you do that, his family will most likely fall for you even quicker than he did.
Do you have any suggestions when it comes to meeting your man’s family for the first time?
I know that in some cases it might not be possible to meet both parents but at least you should talk to your partner about that parent you didn't meet in order to understand the nature of the relationship between them.
In my book How to maintain a healthy relationship i said that most of the problems that happen in relationships result from lack of understanding of one another.
This is why learning more about the family of the person you are interested in is an essential task.
Once you have a better understanding of the way your partner thinks of the other sex you would have taken a great step towards keeping your relationship together healthy.
People who don't understand how others perceive physical attraction usually develop the imagined ugliness disorder.
The book The psychology of physical attraction explained was released by 2knowmyself.