10 People Confess Their Most Embarrassing, Awkward And Cringeworthy Stories Meeting Their Partner's Parents

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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10 Things My Significant Other MUST Do In Order To Earn The Privilege Of Meeting My Mom

I say "Hakuna Matata" on the daily, but you really need to say it when you prepare to meet my mom.


Besides getting married, meeting the parents can be the most stressful time in any relationship. Your boyfriend could be freaking out because he doesn't want to sound like a loon in front of your dad or your mom may be chopping the vegetables a little too loudly making your girlfriend seem uncomfortable in the presence of a knife. Stressing for days (maybe even weeks) up until the day arrives is apart of being in love because you want your parents to love your significant other just as much as you do and when the dinner is finally over, you can breathe again. My family is a little different and my boyfriend has to do these things to be able to meet my mom and my brother (may as well add my cousins into the mix, too because they're my older siblings).

1. Pass the "Best Friends Test"

I have 6 best friends and each one of them has a unique personality. There's the momma friend, the crazy friend, the questionable friend, the laid back friend, the turnt friend, and the friend who just wants me to be happy. If they don't like you, I'll talk to them to figure out why they don't like you. Either way, if you hurt me, they'll hurt you.

2. Prove that stability is your main priority five years from now, even if I'm not in your plan

Things happen and we can't predict everything. We can be together now, break up in a year, and then get back together. It's part of being a teenager/young adult. We deal with a lot, I mean, we're in college, but the older we get, the more stressful life gets, so I want you to show me that you can handle whatever stresses come your way. I want you to be stable on your own before adding a girlfriend into the mix.

3. Deal with my "Hunger Fits"

Let's face it, I can be a brat, but I'm only a brat on three occasions.

1. I'm sleepy.

2. You didn't let me get my way.

3. I'm hungry.

If you eat without me or go get food without me, I might cry and pout like a two-year-old, so you have to be able to handle it. Pro-tip, have snacks with you whenever we go somewhere.

4. Be okay with getting roasted

My cousins are the funniest people you'll ever meet, but they aren't afraid to talk about you while you sit in front of them, so I need to know that you're okay with being roasted. They're not doing it to be mean (trust me, they aren't), but they're doing it because they're my family and they care about me as if I were their little sister.

5. Be able to hold an intelligent conversation for more than 5 minutes

Good conversation is an essential part of a relationship and I love talking about things that are happening in the world today and because my mom is super knowledgeable on a lot of things, you have to be able to talk for more than 5 minutes about something that's engaging.

6. Remain calm in the face of a difficult conversation

I know when it came to certain topics, I used to go off like a volcano, but I've had to grow out of exploding on people just because they don't agree with me. It takes months, maybe even years to master that type of patience and self-restraint, but I grew up fast, so I needed to learn in less than a year how to hold my tongue. I need to know that if you and I (or someone in my family) were to be in a serious conversation, you'd remain calm. I won't blow up on you, so please don't blow up on me (or my family) because then it might not end so well.

7. State your opinion, no matter how mad I might get

Following up with number six, this is a must! I'm a writer, so I deal with a lot of written opinions on the daily. I'm also involved in a lot of organizations where open dialogue is encouraged, so I deal with a lot of verbal opinions, too. People are going to say what they want to say no matter what and I want you to be able to tell me what's on your mind no matter how severe it may be. I'm here for you and I want you to know that you can trust me with your opinions. I might not agree with them, but I can deal with them.

8. Be able to sit and talk about sports and video games with my brother

You'll for sure meet my older brother before you meet my mom only because he acts just like my late grandfather; calm and laid back. He goes with the flow and doesn't get upset unless I get upset, so you don't have to worry about the big bad overprotective brother (but he is very big and very overprotective). He'd much rather sit and talk about "fork-knife" or a basketball game than grill you. It's just how he is. Also, don't be offended if he engages in conversation with you for like ten minutes before he loses interest in talking to you and goes back to playing his game.

9. Be okay and open to the possibility of a long distance relationship

I don't plan on staying down South for long. I actually won't stay here after I graduate from college. Long distance relationships don't work for 40% of all couples, but I want us to not be a statistic. I believe that we could make it, so I would need to know that you'd be okay with me being a thousand miles away; and of course, if you were halfway across the country, I would learn to be okay with it, too.

10. Love your family as much as you love me

Family is a big deal for me. It's always been me, my older brother, and my mom. You may come from a household where it's you and both of your parents, you and one parent, or you, your parent(s), and your siblings. I love my mom and brother with all of my heart and would drop anything (and I have dropped things) to be with them. I want to see that you love your family with the same amount of love that you give me. A man who loves the family he is born into will love the family he marries into.

My family's triangle has never been broken before, so this is new territory for all of us. Don't feel like an outsider, though! These may seem extensive and extra, but it's the things that matter to me. Aside from the apparent trustworthiness, loyalty, wanting three pets, having a sense of humor, and education that I look for in a guy, you have to do these ten things to meet my mom.

If you pass all of these, then you get to meet her. Don't stress about it though because if she doesn't like you at the first meeting, she'll come around by the next because she loves me and she'll see that I love you.

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To The Parents Who Raised The Man Of My Dreams, It Paid Off

You did a phenomenal job.


As a parent, you always wonder if you're doing it right. Parenting doesn't come with instructions. You're not told how to punish your children in every situation or what to do whenever they accomplish something. You're not completely prepared for it. However, for someone without instructions, you did a phenomenal job.

You raised the man of my dreams.

I've dated throughout my teens and every guy seemed to be the same, but with your son everything was different. Your son is everything I've ever wanted. He is perfect. He is such a gentleman. I want you to know everything you taught him like holding the door and paying for dates, it worked.

I want you to know he doesn't show anger towards me. I'm sure I aggravate him and make him angry, but I want you to know I'll never know when I've done so because he doesn't show it. He gets mad with football games and after he gets done yelling, he apologizes.

He makes me feel beautiful. He has seen me at my absolute worse. He has seen me right when I wake up in the morning with no makeup and my hair is a mess and he tells me I'm beautiful. Whenever so get dressed up, he notices. He makes sure to let me know I look beautiful. He pays attention to detail like that my hair is curled or I have a new nose ring in and he adds them in with the compliments.

He is always supportive. Whenever I started back to school, he was so proud of me. When I started writing for The Odyssey, he shared my articles. He will tell me how proud he is of me. When I make good grades on assignments, he tells me good job.

He is so loving. He comforts me whenever I'm sick. When I had the stomach bug, he got my medicine, trashcans, and played with my hair to comfort me. He brushes and straightens my hair for me whenever I don't feel like it because he wants it to look good.

Thanks to you I have found someone who treats me wonderful. If it wasn't for you, he wouldn't know how to treat a lady. It is because of you that he turned out to be nice and respectful man he is today. I want you to know you did an amazing job raising him. He's everything I've ever wanted. Thank you for raising him to be such a gentleman. Thank you for raising him to be everything I've ever dreamed of.

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