Or, you know, some version of whining about your age. With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!
Cece even tells Jess as she's first considering dating Russell (the one and only Fancypants) that "he intimidates you because you wouldn't have to take care of him, he'd take care of you."DON' T make your man feel older than he actually is (or date yourself).
When I dated guys my age, I had to pay for dinner, and concerts, and their lives.
With my new boyfriend, I don’t even carry a wallet around with me.”He’s only 11 years older than me, but still!
And I've added a couple of my own tips for good measure, since I am the younger woman and all. DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS).
But I've been watching and compiled a list of DOs and DON' Ts from Jess's experience dating the sophisticated Dermot Mulroney as Fancypants, who's a whopping twelve years older.
Does any man really like to be called your Sexy Silver Fox?
Although, I call J "Kid" in this super-cute, ironic way.
You’re not going to a get a true picture about someone’s lifestyle in a month; give yourself a few months of dating to make sure that you’ve seen him or her in as many real-life situations as possible.
Up until a few months ago, if any older man had come up to me and hit on me, I would have instantly walked away.
I wouldn't have given him the time of day, or night for that matter.
Dating someone significantly older than you can be a challenge, not just between the two of you (like when you reference your favorite childhood Disney movie and they can’t relate), but also when it comes to the acceptance of friends and family.
The struggle can be all too real, and these confessions (courtesy of Whisper) show the reality – both good and bad – of having a noticeable age gap between you and your S.