Dating someone ten years older than you

Russell confesses he hasn't dated since 1989 and Jess replies, "That was the year I learned to use the toaster by myself." Not so hot.

DO be lovey dovey, but DON' T nickname him something based on his age (Fancypants is cool, though).

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).

As Klapow says, "You want someone who has experienced multiple life transitions.

much younger than you, it may be the perfect time to increase your dating age range to include someone who's a bit more established in life.

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.

I older men are just looking for a good time or notch on their belt. Whether that's a mature twenty-something, an immature thirty-something, or a quirky lady living with three dudes like Jess.

Or a 24-year-old girl from New Jersey who happens to blog about her relationship. DON' T use childhood/pop culture references that he will never get.

Dating someone ten years older than you