Meeting the parents is some tough sh*t, y’all. Just ask 2000s era Ben Stiller! And while none of us have to worry about a menacing Robert De Niro staring us down from across the dinner table, regular dads across the world have been cleaning their guns and meeting their daughters’ boyfriends for hundreds of years.
Gun cleaning is so 1894, though. These days — dads are pulling out all the stops when it comes to boyfriend intimidation. Fake drug deals? Yep. Using their status as cops against an unsuspecting bro? You bet.
So just be glad if your girlfriend’s dad only pokes fun at your stupid name (I’m lookin’ at you, Chet) because some fathers will scare the living daylight out of you if you’re not careful. Just look good ole dad in the eye, give a firm but not too firm handshake, and keep it light! Oh, and don’t ever joke about sex. Ever.
These 23 boyfriends got totally bamboozled by their their girlfriends’ crazy dads: