Dating someone 10 years older
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! If I want to or have to have a "talk" with my partner, he doesn't dodge or flinch at the prospect of a serious conversation. If I need time to myself, he doesn't have a panic attack or yell at me for not spending all of my time with him. Instead, he helps from a desire simply to be attentive and kind.
More personal date time to process the information.
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.
Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? Or, in Jess's (Zooey Deschanel's character, for those of you who aren't fans yet) case, don't ask about his health: "How's your prostate? Our bodies are decaying."DO relish in the fact that guys get better looking with age, but you'll always be the hot, younger girlfriend.
Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. DON' T complain about turning "halfway to 50" when he's "one year til 30".