Source: Shutterstock The dating world can be unpredictable, to say the least!Sometimes there is no telling who you will hit it off with and who you won’t.
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.
Or, you know, some version of whining about your age. With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!
First of all, let’s ditch the oldest myths in the book: (a) Not every older man wants to settle down (b) Not every younger man wants to date tons of women Many women believe dating older men is the best way to go to secure commitment.
Younger men have the stereotype of wanting to exercise their options.
Avoid any men who only date younger women, or who are trying to date you when you are in high school, as these men might not be interested in you personally and might not want to invest in a dating relationship.
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.The truth is that it’s not about age, it’s about the personality type you’re dealing with.When you meet a new guy, ask yourself three key questions to determine his personality type: First look at the way he speaks about his future. These will help you through the ups and downs and the little quirks that come with dating a guy who is much older than you.1. If you do begin dating someone who is a good bit older than you- like 10 years older, there are some important things to keep in mind.If his plans are to travel the world and live in 10 different countries in the next 5 years you may find that doesn’t fit with your vision of commitment.