The only thing that bugs me is how much you are catering/caring about her parents opinions. Let's be honest here, parents never like the people their kids date, especially when it starts to become serious, that stuff takes time. If you make her happy and are a good dude, no matter how they feel about you(or your profession), if they see that, then they'll have no choice but to accept you, because their kid is happy. I think you gotta drop the whole calling her your "best friend" just to appease her family. If that's your girl, then that's your girl, never change the conditions or name of a relationship based on the opinion of others. waaaaaaaay too much tap dancing
I know if some guy was trying to get at my daughter and we both knew it was more than that, but he's calling her, his "best friend", no chance in hell someone that doesn't have the balls to call my daughter his girlfriend is even going to get a shot with her, and I'm hatin big time on this dude, I'd straight up tell my daughter find someone who isn't going to be scared to show their love for her.
This is coming from a guy married to a filipina(i'm black) we've been married 3 years and almost together for 10, and I certainly didn't beat around the bush, when we were courting, and had to go through a lot family dinners where tagalog was talked behind my back. I wasn't outright disrespectful, but I let her parents/entire family know I was here to stay, and just did me. I don't have the time to walk on egg shells over people's preconcieved notions, that aren't even true.
Her dad just kind of accepted me on his death bed 5 months ago. Her mom LOVES me(we bonded over balut, since I'm the only one that eats it with her) Bottom line, unless you're a doctor that went to harvard, don't expect them to completely do a turn around about your career. in fact, when you do bond with them it will be over something trivial and small, i mean my mom in law and I get along great and all because 7-8 years ago she found out I like Balut....who would've guessed? We've talked before, so you know I'm a filmmaker too, and her mom doesn't approve(she's always sending me jobs to apply)but honestly I know she's just looking out for her daughter, which I completely respect.
The vid was great, but it would've been awesome if that moment when she first sees you, you just walked up and gave her a great big kiss. not a "we smashing later" kiss or anything like that, but 4 years and no smooch
gotta make a move when you do a grand gesture like that my man, Like everyone else though I'm on the outside looking in and I hope this works out for you man!