By Nicole Caico

On this week’s episode of The Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher sent home Alex and James. According to UsMagazine.com, while Robby got the rose at the end of this week’s group date, Jordan is looking like the front runner in the competition to become the other half of JoJo’s celebrity couple. Remaining competitors Chase, Robby, Jordan, and Luke will have to pull out all the stops in the upcoming hometown dates when JoJo will travel with them to meet their families.

In celebrity news, the hometown dates on The Bachelorette are almost upon us! What are some ways to prepare to meet your partner’s family?

Cupid’s Advice:

No matter who you are, meeting your partner’s family is probably one of the most nerve wracking things you’ll ever have to do. Even if you know that the family who raised the amazing person you’re with must be the nicest people on the planet, being nervous comes naturally. First impressions are important, so it’s best to prepare as much as you can before meeting your partner’s family:

1. The family tree: Before meeting your partner’s family, ask your partner some questions about them, especially if you’re meeting extended family and not just Mom, Dad, and siblings. Hearing some names beforehand will help you to feel familiar upon arrival, and some background won’t hurt either. Who is on what side of the family? What ages are your partners’ siblings? Get some info.

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2. Contribute: Most people consider showing up to a first meeting with the family empty handed a mistake. First impressions are important, and it’s beneficial to be as polite as possible. Bring your significant other’s family flowers or a dessert. What your bring does not have to be extremely personal or a gift wrapped present, just bringing something to show you made an effort can go a long way.

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3. Take a deep breath: Above all, just be yourself. It is worth it to prepare, but there is only so much you can do. Put on some nice clothes, grab a small gift, review names of family members, and just breathe.

How did your first meeting with your partner’s family go? Comment below!