Do you guys take your boyfriends' preferences into account?

Mine is sloooowly learning...he's okay with me not perming since he now understands that it's harmful, but it's obvious he prefers my hair straight and long, not curly and short-looking. I'm meeting his family and friends in a week and today he asked me if I would be straightening my hair...that it looks weird otherwise.

I'm 8 months into transition, I'm not a huge fan of the way twistouts/bantu knots/braid outs look on me, I know he's not either. But what can I do...he rathers me wait before BCing, although I feel ready. I've been trying to hold out before chopping but for what, for him to tell me that it looks weird? It stresses me. Any advice?