Dating a man 20 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).

He’s busy studying for a major exam that will allow him to work for whomever he wants and to make the kind of moves and money I probably won’t ever see (hey, columnists weren’t meant to be millionaires).

Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. 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".And if he likes a certain type of music or movie that is a bit “old” for you, don’t be too dramatic when he talks about his love for it (i.e. Don’t get too bent out of shape if a question is asked of you that you didn’t see coming (“When are you guys getting married?? Just be honest about the fact that you’re taking things slow (if that’s what you’re doing) and keep it cool (Or, “You gotta ask him” always works).Also be ready for nosy friends (especially women friends) who might think they’re entitled to question you about your cooking abilities, and what you’d be willing to do for their friend if you’re around for the long-term.That includes cooking elaborate meals, pretending you enjoy baseball and agreeing to watch old war movies. If you don’t want to do something or don’t like something, speak on it.Don’t keep it to yourself and sulk or moan about it. The fact that I wrote this article should tell you that age does matter.

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