- I'd rather that I at least got along with my partners parents
- I don't mind if we have nothing in common/ things get a little awkward as a result
- If I don't get along with her/his parents I'd be tempted to discontinue the relationship.
- It really matters to me that I get along well with his/her parents.
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To me, so far, it would matter, but not completely. I would settle for just above civil and mutual respect. Maybe keep from talking behind my back all the time, or badmouthing me to the wife or grandkids (if I have any). But the wife would have to be absolutely incredible for me to consider it.
I’m usually the guy all the parents love. Or at least I was at one point (I haven’t dated in ages, so I have no idea if that still holds true or not ).
I did date one girl who’s grandparents thought I was fake and stuck up... all I did was behave politely and play with the puppy (and giggle like a little boy at all the puppy kisses and excitement). From that they got “stuck up.” Go figure. I had very little to be stuck up about in my life.
If the girl and I had lasted longer as an item, it might have been a bigger deal to me. Though I doubt that it would be a dealbreaker if they didn’t care much for me.