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You Will Need
- A boyfriend who wants you to meet his friends
- Your boyfriend’s friends
- And a determination to be liked
Ask your boyfriend if he has a picture of his best buds so you will be able to put faces with names. Using a person’s name is a proven way to get on their good side.
Introduce yourself—shake their hand, make eye contact, smile, and repeat something about them that your boyfriend told you, like 'You play soccer, right?' or 'Glad to hear that rash cleared up.' On second thought, just smile.
Be friendly not flirty
Come across as friendly but not so friendly that your behavior could be misconstrued as flirting. Their first loyalty is to their bud, so if they think you’re coming on to them, you’re screwed.
Be unassuming. Your boyfriend may treat you like royalty, but that doesn’t mean his friends want to be your faithful subjects. If something irritates you, bring it up with your boyfriend later—not by throwing a public temper tantrum.
Don’t criticize your boyfriend in front of his friends or try to get them on your side of a disagreement. It should go without saying that you shouldn’t criticize them, either.
Be a sport
If forced to watch sports, be a good sport yourself. Don’t whine, don’t ask when the game will be over, and most important, don’t make him regret bringing you!
Win them over with tasty treats
Not sure you’ve conquered them? Then it’s time to bring in the heavy artillery. Goodwill comes cheap when you’re armed with cookies, brownies, and pies.