Things must be getting very serious if you’re deciding to introduce your boyfriend to the fam… Oh and your family is Latino? GOOD LUCK because here’s how it goes down…
It starts with the awkwardness of not knowing whether to greet your family with a wave, handshake, hug or kiss on the cheek.
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Make sure he greets eeeeeevery single person when he arrives. If he leaves anybody out, there will be a problem.
Make sure he’s ready for the question, ¿Y de dónde son tus padres?
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As many Latinos have lots of pride about where they’re from, your parents will want to know where your boyfriend’s family is from. So make sure he’s ready to present his family history.
They’ll also ask him, “¿Y dónde trabajas?
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Y si no tiene trabajo and also isn’t in school, he will never be good enough for you according to your family.
Your dad or tíos will press him about what soccer team he roots for.
They need to check if there is a Chivas versus America conflict. And if your boyfriend doesn’t watch sports at all, major negative points.
Your primos will want to check out what kind of whip he drives.
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Your abuela will probably also go check out his ride in order to make sure that he has a rosario on his rear view mirror.
If there’s music, they’ll be watching his dance moves.
If he doesn’t have rhythm he can expect side comments being made about him.
Make sure he dresses nice in case your tías chismosas decide to be the fashion police.
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He better not be sagging or your abuela will go cray.
He also has to arrive with a big appetite, because they will feed him. A LOT.
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Denying your family’s food will be the biggest insult, so he better GRUB.
Overall your family will be very tough on your boyfriend, but it’s because they want to protect you.
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Maybe they’ll threaten him a couple times or give him the side eye, but if your boyfriend is able to stick through it, then he’s a keeper.
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