When the temperature warms up, it seems like everyone’s itching to get out of town on the weekend — and if you’re heading away for your boyfriend and his friends for the very first time, read these crucial ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ to ensure you have an amazing time.
If your significant other invites you away with their friends it’s definitely a good sign — and a good opportunity to let your personality shine. Although it may seem nerve-wracking, we consulted LastFirst founder and expert matchmaker, Emily Holmes Hahn, who offered up her “do’s” and “dont’s” for preparing for a weekend away with your significant other and their pals. Do come prepared and and get ready to partake in group activities. Don’t pack on the PDA or push back on plans.
Although your initial instinct may be to sit back and go with the flow, taking an active interest will show you care. “A friends weekend away is a perfect opportunity to solidify your spot in your guy’s life. Play an active role in the group by suggesting and securing unique activity ideas and restaurant bookings before you go away. Also, you can assume the coveted role of “group mom” by coming prepared with dress tape, Advil, mints, moisturizer, bobby pins, lint roller, etc. Everyone loves the girl they can rely on for help! You can go the extra mile here too, with special snacks, card games, a cocktail recipe, etc,” she recommended.
She also stressed how important it is to try to go along with the flow. “In terms of “don’ts,” I would advise against pushing back on any of the group’s plans. Even if you don’t want to go on a hike, if the group has agreed upon it, it’s annoying if you object or say you’re going to “sit it out.” It’s hard enough getting all the people’s schedules and budgets aligned to travel together, so be easygoing about activities. Another “don’t” is getting too couples-y with your SO. You’ll have the rest of your lives (hopefully!) to be romantic together, so use this time to socialize, rather than branching off on a “date night” or spending too much time in your room.”
Nervous about winning over the group? Don’t overthink it! “Just have fun and enjoy the moments together! Guys love good conversation, laughter, and a big smile. If you overthink it, you won’t come off as genuine, and that’s something his friends are sure not to like,” Emily added.