10 People Confess Their Most Embarrassing, Awkward And Cringeworthy Stories Meeting Their Partner's Parents
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We've all had that point in our life where we've met someone we really like and continue to get to know them and everything and then comes the day they ask you to meet their parents. It's pretty nerve-wracking because to some people, if their parents don't like you, then you'll probably break up. Many of us have had fine experiences though I'm sure, but not everybody. I went around and asked if anybody had any humiliating stories about meeting someone else's parents, and boy did I sure find some interesting stories.

Here are 10 people's most embarrassing meeting the parents stories:

1. Female, Age 18

"After shortly bring my boyfriend (at the time) home, my dad waved the knife he was washing at him. He pointed the knife and said 'behave.' He didn't mean it in a mean or threatening way, but was just telling us to be good due to the fact that we were on our way out."

2. Female, Age 19

"We had just gotten done doing the dirty. I was grabbing pants when the mom walked in to say hi to me for the first time. Caught red handed, red faced, with my breeches down."

3. Male, Age 19

"When I first met my ex's parents everything was going well until I said, "oh my God." They proceeded to give me a lecture on saying gods name in vain and they made me sit in a corner to think about what I did. It was during their family barbecue—imagine meeting everyone and saying one word and then having to sit in a corner."

4. Male, Age 19

"When I first met an ex-girlfriends dad, it was when I was sneaking into her house and I was in bed with her, he walked in and I officially met him in my boxers. Didn't like coming over to her house after that night."

5. Male, Age 20

"I had known her for a long time and had briefly met her parents in passing before we started dating. A couple months after we started, her brothers and their girlfriends, and her parents invited me over for game night and drinks. I seemed to get along with everyone just great for most of the night. Well, later on, my girlfriend had way too much to drink and ended up blurting out that we had sex. Needless to say I got the quite the talk from her dad and brothers that night."

6. Female, Age 19

"I got to know this boy my freshman year of high school and I really liked him. Well, I never have done more than kissing at this time and when we started kissing on the bed and stuff I ended up leaving him two huge hickies on his neck. He left and the next day or two I got a text saying that he was never allowed to see me again because his parents said so because of the hickies. So, I never really met his parents, but that was the first time I encountered them."

7. Male, Age 28

"Her dad was my supervisor at work. A year prior to dating her I asked him to introduce me to his 18-year-old daughter and he refused. You could say it was quite awkward when she brought me home for the first time... and it didn't help that I was high on marijuana either."

8. Female, Age 21

"I started dating this guy and it was about four months until I met his parents. Well, he invited me to his cousin's wedding where I would meet his parents and his whole family. I met his parents and everything was going good until later in the night. I ended up drinking too much and threw up all over the dinner table. He never spoke to me again after that."

9. Male, Age 19

"I was getting to know this girl who I really liked and she invited me over to dinner. I came over way before dinner to hang out with her when no one was home. I told her I wanted to run home before dinner because I needed to shower, but she insisted that I could shower at her house. We ended up hopping in the shower together and going all the way in there. We were in the middle of it and we heard a knock at the door... it was her dad and he heard everything. I was no longer invited to dinner anymore that night."

10. Male, Age 23

"I'm just going to start out with that I used to get around a lot until I met the woman of my dreams. I was with the last girl about three weeks before I met my future girlfriend. Everything was going great, the first encounter with her parents was good as well. A few days later I got a call from the girl I was previously with a couple weeks before and she told me she had gonorrhea and I should get checked. I got checked and it came back positive and luckily for me I wasn't sexually active with my new girl yet. I was cool with it, just some medication and it should be gone soon. I went to the pharmacy and I sh*t you not, her mom was the pharmacist there. I wanted to die right there in line. I got my medicine and I could tell her mom was disgusted with me. I told my new girl what happened and she totally understood which was really cool. I didn't go over to her house for months after that, but everything is good now so I can't complain much. Her mom even jokes about it sometimes with me."

As you can see, some of those people quite don't hit it off the first time with the parents, let alone knew they were going to meet them that day. All in all, we've all had some pretty embarrassing moments in front of someone and we somehow have to let them go at some point, some of the parents even got over it and poke fun of it! You can always find the good in the bad.

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8 Qualities That Still Hold Up When Looking For The 'Perfect Guy' In 2019

He hasn't come along yet, but I'll know him when I see him.

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Ah, the mythical "perfect guy." Technically, he doesn't exist.

But there are guys that seem perfect to the people who love them despite their flaws. Over the years, I've compiled a mental list of things I look for in a guy. The list has changed over the years as different things became important to me. It's probably as complex and comprehensive now as it'll ever get, but I can't be sure.

The following are in order of importance, at least for me. Here are the best qualities to look for in a man in 2019:

1. Having strong faith.

This is crucial! I'm Christian, so for me, that means if he's not a Christian, it's a dealbreaker. My morals and beliefs are very strongly linked to my faith in God, and I just can't be with someone who doesn't share that conviction. I wouldn't marry a man who's not a Christian, so why even bother dating one?

"Imagine a man so focused on God that the only reason he looked up to see you is because he heard God say, 'That's her.'"

2. Kind

This is also very important! I've liked guys in the past who had some of the other qualities I looked for I but weren't kind. A relationship without kindness is toxic. Everyone deserves someone who treats them well, but that person should treat everyone well. They shouldn't discriminate with their kindness.

3. Funny

I need a guy who can make me laugh! He also needs to be able to understand my sense of humor, which is mostly sarcasm. I find a lot of things funny: jokes, puns, memes, no matter how seemingly stupid. If you've got those, you're golden.

4. Smart

Intelligence is attractive. It's true. I want a guy who's smart but isn't conceited. He knows he knows a lot but he doesn't think he's better than everyone else. He doesn't have to be a genius. He could be really smart in one subject, or kind of smart in many subjects. I just want him to know a thing or two about a thing or two.

5. Hardworking

My guy needs to be ambitious. He needs to have goals that he works toward. He can't be lazy. I believe that it is primarily the man's duty to financially support his woman. This is most applicable in marriage, but it works in dating relationships, too. I don't want someone who is unable to provide for me. In order to do that, he needs to be able to provide for himself.

6. Cute

You knew I'd get to this! I'm not blind, after all. Trust me, I think it's important for a guy to be attractive. But it's not as important as everything listed above this. I've been told I have weird taste in guys in terms of looks. What I see as cute doesn't always line up with society's definition. The important thing is that I'm attracted to him. Physical attraction is important in a relationship. To be picky: I don't like facial hair or too much muscle. I do like chest hair and back muscles.

7. Creative

This can mean a lot of different things. He could draw, paint, write, sing, play an instrument, etc. As long as it shows that he's inclined to use the right side of his brain. I'm a writer, so I'm naturally more drawn to people who prefer creativity over logic.

8. Interested in Me

Despite being last, this is extremely important! Without this, none of the other things matter. It's just like every other crush I've ever had. Nothing different. Nothing special. While I've been able to find guys who exhibit the first seven qualities, the eighth has been much harder to come by. I've never been in a relationship, so I imagine it will be really wonderful when I eventually find someone who reciprocates my feelings.


Some people may think my standards are too high, but I refuse to lower them. I believe that God has someone out there for me who lives up to these standards and even exceeds them. I just have to be patient and trust His timing.

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The Friend You Like Romantically Doesn't Owe You Anything

The friend-zone can be escaped, but not in the way you might want
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We've all heard the story of the "friend-zone." Boy is in love with his best friend, she dates all the wrong guys and fails to notice how perfect he is, then eventually realizes how wrong she was and they live happily ever after.

I used to think that the friend-zone was a myth that lonely men created to feel better about themselves. But then I got friend-zoned myself.

Yes, it sucked, but the second I realized I had feelings for a friend (that I knew had no such feelings for me), I decided to suppress the feelings. When that wasn't enough, I cut them off for a bit, then, slowly, I felt OK. I could communicate with them without having unwanted romantic feelings pop up. I had escaped the friend-zone.

Having gone through that, I had more sympathy for someone I had to friend-zone a little while later. I had been friends with this guy for a few months. I didn't have many college friends yet and I was really lonely, so having his company really meant a lot at the time.

This caused me to not be able to see what should have been clear: he had a crush on me. When I finally made the realization, I immediately let him know that I didn't feel that way about him. He said it was OK, but I could tell it wasn't.

We didn't talk at all over the summer and when we came back for the fall semester, he would barely look at me. I had started dating his friend, which caused an even bigger rift between us.

Though I understand where he's coming from, I was also really mad at him for a long time.

It was as if he was only nice to me because he wanted romance in return. But people are not vending machines. You can't put in your "nice guy" coins and expect love, sex, or whatever the hell it is you want in return.

It hurt me to know that he only wanted romance and once that was off the table, he no longer wanted anything to do with me.

But then I thought back to the friend that had friend-zoned me. Unrequited affections really suck, especially when they're for someone that you spend a lot of time with. But the key is to work to escape it.

Yes, liking someone you're friends with and them not liking you back is a real thing, but people tend to treat the friend-zone like this mythic hell dimension that can never be escaped. But you can escape. Just maybe not in the way you'd like to.

Now there are three ways you can escape the friend-zone:

The first option is to confess your feelings and try to win them over. Now, this isn't completely unheard of. I've had friends that have dated people who had previously friend-zoned them, but it's extremely rare and risky. You have to risk your entire friendship in order to do this. If it doesn't work out, it could strain the friendship or sometimes break it beyond repair.

You can also do what my ex-friend did and completely cut the person off. If you're being a love-zombie and only doing nice things for the friend because you expect romance in return, leaving the situation might be the most healthy decision for you. I understand now that my friend might have stopped talking to me out of self-preservation. But it still hurts the people involved.

The third and final option is to just get over it. It's harsh, but it's real. Why try something you know is going to fail and cause pain to both sides? Yes, getting over crushes can be really difficult, but getting a normal friendship back rather than being stuck a love-zombie for them is worth the pain.

Whichever one you choose, just remember this: Your friends do not owe you any romantic affection. The work you put into making them happy should just come out of the goodness of your own heart. If you expect romance in return, you're not being a good friend to them. If you really care about them, don't put that kind of pressure on them. They don't want a mindless love-zombie that does their bidding for the hope that they'll get a tiny love kernel out of it. They just want a friend.

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