Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Advice from The Bachelorette

This week's episode of "The Bachelorette" inspired TresSugar to create a handy collection of tips for "meeting the parents."

I don't watch "The Bachelorette," mainly because I know I can always rely on my colleague Dawn's recaps.

The hometown visit episode usually prompts discussions of etiquette for immersing yourself in someone else's family.

It's hard to exhaust the topic, mainly because every family is different. And even though few of us live a Montague/Capulet existence, we generally want our family members to at least tolerate our love interests.

Many times, "tolerate" is the key word. Women in particular often go into a "meet the parents" scenario hoping their date's parents will soon send them care packages and birthday cards.

Things don't always play out with that level of affection, but that doesn't mean you've failed the parent test.

Likewise, bonding with someone's parents hardly means your relationship is destined to succeed.

Share your tips for meeting the parents in the comments section.