Oftentimes when courting a woman, you have to meet her family. I happen to be good with families, because I am respectful and very conscious of my manners, proper etiquette and cultural differences. Mom usually like the fact that I went to Harvard and then onto medical school. Dad likes the fact that I have a firm handshake and pay close attention to him when he speaks. Her siblings think I’m cool and funny. How her family feels about you can make all the difference in the world. Hey, if you play your cards right, you may even get to bone mom! Don’t take the family’s influence lightly. It’s much easier to date a girl if her family loves you. If her family doesn’t like you, the girl is forced to make a difficult choice between dating you and abiding by her family’s wishes not to. Don’t be surprised if you come out on the losing side of that battle.
Sometimes you can’t help the fact that the family doesn’t like you. For example: they might not like you because you are a different color, or you belong to different religion, or perhaps just because you are rankling the shit out of their daughter. If this happens, you just have to do your best to deal with it. The same thing goes for the girl’s friends who often time have more influence over her actions than her parents do. Make peace with the Mother Theresa’s of this world. Pass her off on your wingman if she’s worth it, or have him jump on the grenade. Who knows you may both get lucky. But remember, if the girl likes you enough, she’ll do what she wants regardless of what her parents or friends think.