Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:55 PM
I thought meeting my girlfriend's family was hard, luckily we were of the same culture so it was easier in that respect.
The key to meeting other cultures is to show interest in said culture. For instance, I have a christian friend who would never speak about my god, or religon or even wish me anything on our festivals simply because my religon is "WRONG" and his is "RIGHT". So a person like him, i would not want around my daughter lol.
Now, you are allowed to have your own views, but the objective is to show that you are not closed minded and that you will be open to their cultural customs too. If you read up on their culture, you can ask certain questions to help build conversation, AND if you don't know anything, thats fine too. Just ask questions, show that you care about listening to what they have to say. Once they see you respect their culture, they will respect you, and then your culture.
Goodluck with it. Be brave, go strong, and trust me, meeting the parents isnt so bad. Look to the mom for support especially! lol.