Yes, there will always be something slightly appealing about young, wide-eyed struggling artists and beer pong-loving frat boys with hearts of gold. But sometimes you want someone a little more settled and refined—someone who prefers a suit to a backwards hat and The New York Times to Maxim. Like all relationships, this could be long or short-term, but it is always nice to know how to act or behave when dealing with the majestic creature known as the older man.
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Beware of pop culture references. Referencing movies, TV shows, and fads of yore only highlights your age difference. So focus on things in the here and now, which you are both experiencing as adults. Do not take on the role of the kid.
He may be older, but this man is not your father—it is not his job to take care of you. He should not be a substitute for any male adult figure that you are lacking in your life.
If you are craving or missing that bond, make a session with a therapist. The same goes for him—if he is trying to keep you in some creepy child-like state, ditch him. Some older men date younger on occasion, when they meet a woman they find irresistible.