Getting acquainted with your girlfriend’s family can be scary, but you can turn scary into a full-fledged horror show by engaging in one of the six most disrespectful things you can do while meeting her parents. We didn’t bother to put the most obvious forms of disrespect on the list, such as belching, farting or vomiting on her mother’s new shoes. If you don’t know enough to avoid those behaviors by now, you’re much too far gone for us to help you. What we did include are six subtler forms of disrespect that could forever brand you as “that jerky boyfriend.”
Grab their daughter’s butt. A little arm around their little girl is OK while meeting her parents to show how much you adore her. But it’s not the time to showcase your lust for her by grabbing for her booty, looking down her shirt or playing footsie under the table. Your feet might have bad aim and you’ll find yourself rubbing your sock all over her dad’s calf.
Make off-color jokes and comments. Tuning out is bad, but making inappropriate comments and jokes is even worse. Disrespectful and inappropriate comments and jokes include anything that contains racial slurs, raunchy references to sex or involve a rabbi, a priest and a politician at a bar. Keep your bad joke stockpile for your buddies at the bar, not meeting her parents.