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How He'll Act When Meeting Your Family For The First Time, By Zodiac Sign

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What To Expect When Introducing Him To Your Family, By Zodiac Sign

Introducing your new man to your family is a huge deal.

Whether you like to show your S.O. off to everyone, even if the relationship isn’t totally official yet, or you prefer to wait until things are definitely serious between you two, bringing him home to meet your parents is a rite of passage in any relationship.

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Making sure he likes your family is almost even more important than making sure your friends like your family.

Sure, it’s nice to know that your friends are welcome at your parents’ house anytime, but it’s definitely different. I always think of bringing home my boyfriends to meet my family like being on a show where there’s a panel of judges.

If the judges don’t like anything about what you’ve put in front of them, you’re in trouble.

Even if your family doesn’t outright say so, they are at least secretly putting judgment on your S.O. — you know, making sure he treats you right, wondering if he’s a good person, and all that.

If they don’t like him, it can make for a very difficult relationship for you and your S.O.

The same can be said for your family. Making sure he likes your family is just as important as making sure that your family likes him.

Think about it: If he doesn’t like your family, then whenever you want to spend time with them, he’s going to be absent or make a fuss.

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It may not seem like such a bad thing when it’s not happening to you, but trust me, it can (really) crush your spirit to know that your man would rather stay at home than with you and your family.

Of course, it’s not always as simple as asking him outright if he likes your family or not. Sometimes, simply being honest like that can cause an argument.

Thankfully, there are other ways to find how if he likes your family and how much by the way he acts when meeting them for the first time.

How we interact with people can be explained by our zodiac signs.

Being a social zodiac sign is one thing, but making time for your S.O.’s family is quite different, and it should be taken seriously if you want this relationship to last.

Here is how to know if he likes your family, based on his zodiac sign, per astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is great at making a good first impression. When he meets your family for the first time, he knows how to turn on the charm and make them ask about him long after he goes home for the night.

When the relationship is important to Aries – and who are we kidding, every relationship is important to him – he really makes an effort to get off on the right foot with your family. And with superior skills in charm, communication, and making friends, he honestly does enjoy being around your family.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus loves making friends, regardless of their age or if they’re his bae’s family. In fact, he probably still keeps in touch with his ex’s family, even if they don’t talk anymore. Rather than feeling threatened by that, you should feel good knowing that he’s comfortable in all kinds of family situations.

Taurus tends to like your family whether the relationship is serious or just for fun. Family is important to him, and he likes knowing that your family will welcome with open arms just like his family will for you. You’ll find him genuinely curious about how your parents and siblings are, even if he doesn’t see them very often.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is definitely a charmer and a sweet talker. He likes your family because he knows how to get them to like him with a few choice phrases. It’s not so much manipulation as it is wooing them just like he wooed you.

If you ask him point-blank, he will probably be ambivalent about the whole thing. Gemini is just really good at making friends and meeting new people – whether they’re his bae’s family or just a stranger. To him, it’s important to make an effort no matter who he’s meeting. The fact that it’s your family means he cares more than usual.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Family is deeply important to Cancer. Not only does he already love your family even before he meets them, but he is also going to talk about how excited he is in the weeks before the first meeting.

Cancer loves your family so much, don’t be surprised when you find out that he’s been hanging out with them when you’re not around. Because you’re such an important part of his life, he wants to cook and share meals, spend time, and get to know the family you’re a part of.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo’s lovely and kind personality is what makes your family really warm up to him. He doesn’t have to try very hard to put on the charm and get your parents and siblings to like him. And it’s not even an ego thing – Leo really is just that wonderful.

What makes him like your family, even more, is if he knows that they like him right from the beginning. It can be hard navigating a tough-to-crack family, but you’re worth the effort. He just likes when these things come easily as we all do.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo may seem a bit standoffish around your family at first, but in reality, he’s just trying super hard to make a good first impression (sometimes it backfires on him). Virgo is always reaching for perfection, and when he believes you’re The One, the last thing he wants to do is totally mess up his chance to get in good with your family.

Because the first few meetings can be a bit awkward and stilted, he may convince himself that your family doesn’t like him – and therefore, he should just keep his distance. Virgo just needs to get out of his head and trust that he can form a good relationship with your parents.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a social butterfly and knows how to make friends with pretty much everyone – including your parents. Count on him to make meeting with ‘rents look easy and not nerve-wracking at all (if only, amirite?).

Because Libra is super kind and lovable, it won’t be hard for your family to fall in love with him right away. And because he loves kind and welcoming new people, he’ll fall in love with your parents pretty quick, too.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio can be a bit reserved around new people at first, especially if those new people are your parents and he’s trying to get on their good side. Don’t let that convince you that he won’t try his hardest to make a good impression on them. He will, he’ll just be a bit quieter and possibly even shy at first.

Even if Scorpio is totally committed to the relationship and thinks of you as The One, he’s not always best at the seriousness of it all – you know, meeting the parents, making it official, moving in together… While he does want to do these things, having it be a whole, serious process isn’t his cup of tea. Give him time to warm up to your parents.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is very charming and knows how to make friends with everyone, just like a few of the other zodiac signs here. It’s not hard for him to get your parents to like him right away because everyone likes Sagittarius right away.

That said, meeting the family equals “serious relationship” to Sagittarius – something he’s not always ready to commit to. Even if you have a deep connection, he’s still going to get cold feet about getting to know your parents. What if things turn out bad? What if you guys call it quits the next day? When he gets like this, just tell him to relax; he’s got this.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn loves meeting the family if he really cares about you. He doesn't want to get too involved if he's sure the relationship isn't going to work out, but if he sees a future with you, he's definitely going to want to make it official and meet your parents.

For Capricorn, family is super important, but so is making a good impression. He wants your family to know that not only is he a good guy, but he can take care of you, too. You definitely don't have to worry about him putting his best foot forward here.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is kind of the "anti-relationship" guy. He likes being in depending and on his own, but if he does decide to date, he's going to do it on his own terms. This "do my own thing" thing includes meeting your family.

Aquarius will like your family as long as they accept him. He will probably be uncomfortable if you make him meet your parents in a very serious manner. If he feels comfortable in the situation, he's much more likely to get off on the right foot with your family. Let him be in charge and it'll work out best for both of you.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces really, really wants to make your family like him. He is very used to working hard to make people happy, so he's going to work doubly hard to make you and your family happy.

He may be nervous at first, but after a few meetings, he will start to loosen up. Pisces tends to get in his head and take every little thing to heart, but it's only because making sure you know he likes your family is majorly important to him.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.