Despite attempts to keep their relationship behind closed doors, Matt Bellamy opened up to The Mirror about his relationship with Kate Hudson at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards last Friday.  “We just have fun together and are seeing how it goes,” he told the paper.  “Kate is great.”  The Muse frontman also revealed that he’s meeting Goldie Hawn, Hudson’s mother, this week.  He admits he’s nervous, and said, “You don’t want her reading daft stories about you online – it’s embarrassing when you meet someone’s family for the first time.”  Cupid wishes him luck!

What are some ways to impress the parents on your first meeting?

Cupid’s Advice:

Meeting a partner’s parents for the first time is always stressful, but being uptight won’t make things easier.  Here are some of Cupid’s tips on scoring points with those who may be your future in-laws:

1. Be polite: Please, thank you, and a firm handshake will go a long way.  Good manners show that you’ve been raised well, and that their son or daughter is with someone who shows them respect.

2. Dress up a little: Unless you’re going to a five-star restaurant, there’s no need for a three-piece suit or ballgown, but stay away from sweats and baggy clothes on your first meeting.

3. Keep it classy: No matter what f-bombs they may throw at you, refrain from using foul language.  Parents can do whatever they want – you, however, need to make a good impression.  Save your potty mouth for someone else.