So you've been going out with your boyfriend long enough that he wants you to meet his parents. This is a good thing! Boys usually consider this a huge milestone in a relationship. Here's how to make his parents love you.
Be on time. If you've been invited on a picnic at the park at 3:00, don't show up at 3:30. Perhaps even show up a bit early.
Be casual. Don't try to impress them with a barrage of information about how you're a straight-A student, the MVP for your soccer team, and the lead in the school play. If the subject of grades, sports, or hobbies comes up, you can smile and say "Yes, I like school." or "I love to play soccer!" or "Really? I love acting, too!" You can also use your interests to segue into an invitation to another meeting: Offer to refresh their memory on physics or tutor their son; suggest shooting hoops together after dinner; or invite them to come and see the play. In summary, don't focus the conversation on you; ask about their interests!
Dress modestly. No parent wants to see their precious son come home from school with his arm draped over a girl in a miniskirt, wedges, and a tube top exposing a "tramp stamp" (AKA: lower back or boob tattoo.) This is not to say you should show up in a prairie dress, bonnet, and granny boots! Nice jeans, pressed khakis, or a mid-length skirt will do, and will a cute t-shirt, tank top, or even a nice dress! Also be sure you're not flashing a thong or that your bra straps and flapping about;
Speak nicely.Swearing will not impress your boyfriend's parents!!! Nor will your talk of that "gnarly rave" you went to last night, or your "hilarious" story about that time you drew all over your friend's face whilst she was passed out drunk. However, your story about your cute dog or polite answers to their questions will.
Remember your manners! It may sound simple, but parents will love it if you offer to help set or clean up dinner, make polite conversation, or at the very least just say please and thank you. Don't chew with your mouth open, help yourself to seconds, or dig into dinner before everyone has sat down. You may even consider bringing a small gift such as jam or cookies with you.
The Most Important Rule EVER! Please, please please do not make out with your boyfriend in front of his parents! A slight peck on the cheek is OK, but nothing more!Also, when you walk in the door your first words to your boyfriend should not be "are Trojans OK?" or anything along these lines.
Be yourself. Yes, it sounds totally cliche, but nobody wants their son going out with a totally plastic, "perfect" girl. They want him to be going out with a girl who is nice, who can help cook dinner some nights, or to shoot hoops with alongside their son. Really, just be you. Your boyfriend and your boyfriend's parents will love you for it!