Meeting a new boyfriend's friends for the first time is important—these are his closest people, and their opinion about you definitely matters. So it can be understandable stressful to deal with such a situation.
But don't worry, we gotchu! Here are some tips to nail that first meeting, and make your beau's buddies love you.
Try to be relaxed
Take a few deep breaths and tell yourself that they're ultimately just people! Potential new friends, that's it. It'll help you be yourself.
Make it a drinks plan
A sit-down lunch or formal dinner makes it harder for you to relax and get to know his friends, so keep the situation casual. Meet over a few drinks. Everyone (including you) will be more chilled out, and a couple of drinks always help people get friendly.
In a situation that already involves some amount of stress, there's nothing worse than having the added problem of your outfit bugging you because it's uncomfortable! So dress stylish but comfy, and don't go too OTT.
Ask your boyfriend about their interests
It can be helpful to be armed with some basic knowledge of what each of his friends are interested in—you can engage them in conversation by bringing up these topics as you can be sure they'll want to discuss them. But be careful, and don't bring it up unless you have some knowledge about the topic as well.
While it's important for these people to like you, you don't have to pretend to be someone else for this. Just be yourself, make an effort to be friendly, and hope for the best!
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