“Do I look fat in this dress?” You’d better lie if you know what’s good for you. The fact of the matter is, she knows she looks fat in the damn dress, or she wouldn’t be asking. She’s only asking if she looks fat in the dress because she’s fishing to see if, despite the fact that she’s carrying a few extra pounds, you still consider her attractive. Now chances are, if you love the girl, you’re going to love her no matter what she weighs, but she still wants to think you’re attracted to her. So even if she does look round in a particular dress, you’d better make sure you let her know she’s still your personal Athena. The easiest way to do that is to say, “No baby, not at all. Of course you don’t look fat.”
Your mother doesn’t like her. If you’re in a serious relationship with someone, it’s going to be important to her that your mother likes her. Here’s the thing: mothers are only human. It may take a while for your mom to warm up to your love interest, but by no means do you tell your woman that your mom doesn’t like her. Keep it to yourself, as well as any smart remarks your mom makes about her. And if she asks, you’d better tell your lady that your mom loves her like the daughter she never had. Over time, your mom will eventually accept the girl, but don’t give her any hang ups early on.