Dating chic with kids
Do be understanding I can get kind of defensive when dating older guys, worried that some might see me as another notch on the bedpost, or fresh meat to pass the time until someone more serious comes along.
She may be younger, but her feelings are just as genuine as yours. Do establish boundaries In some rather obvious ways you’re at different stages of life, so if you're just enjoying a fling make sure she isn't shopping for wedding dresses.
You’ve been on this earth for longer, remember, and you should have learnt by now that you deserve someone who is more impressed by the size of your heart than your wallet.
Furthermore, don't presume that you have to “take care” of her emotionally.
Similarly, if you're getting attached and she's planning on moving to Japan for six months, you should probably have a super-fun and not-at-all-awkward conversation about “where you see this going”.
Do dress well Someone once told me a useful rule when it comes shopping for your age.
Don’t let her take advantage of you …Unless you want her to - which is fine, but only if you have expectations of a very short relationship.You may think you have all the answers, Mr Worldly Wise, but remember that anything you can do I can make into an 18-day argument that you do not yet have the life experience to deal with.Don't expect too much Older dudes sometimes complain (to me at least) that the older women they know are too sedentary and set in their ways.Twenties = shock; thirties = chic; forties and beyond = cheque. Leave the trend-led streetwear to youngsters who need to compensate for a lack of personality or confidence. Now is the time for creating a capsule wardrobe, a slick canvas of smart pieces which make the most of the fact that you can now actually carry-off “suave” without looking like you're wearing your dad's wedding suit to a funeral.It's a common mistake for men, when faced with a saggy arse and uneven skin tone, to either give up completely or attempt to distract attention with a level of sartorial experimentation that smacks of desperation. Step away from Jack Wills and into Cos or Oliver Sweeney for simple, high-quality natural pieces that won’t swamp your distinguished features. Don't wear a watch that looks like a bedazzled dump-truck tyre Interesting philosophical question: Do dumbass guys buy obscenely large watches, or do obscenley large watches make a guy look like a dumbass?