18 Hilarious "Meeting The Parents" Stories To Ease Your Holiday Nerves

Photographed by Refinery29.
If Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro taught the world anything, it's that meeting the parents doesn't always go as planned. And as Thanksgiving approaches and the holiday season goes into full swing, it's prime time for couples to bring their partners home for the first time.
Meeting your significant other's family for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. You're anxious, want to make a good first impression, and hope they're happy to see you with their child. Even if your introductions have a few hiccups, hopefully they won't be as awkward as those of the poor folks of Reddit.
If you're dreading meeting your SO's parents, calm down with a good laugh from these unfortunate encounters. Sure, there might be some uncomfortable small talk at your partner's family holiday dinner, but at least you probably won't find yourself getting pantsed or breaking a bed — we swear it was innocent. Read on for all of the hilarious tales.

More from Sex & Relationships


R29 Original Series